Promoting integrity in research and its publication

COPE is a forum for editors and publishers of peer reviewed journals to discuss all aspects of publication ethics. It also advises editors on how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. Read more about COPE...

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What are the benefits of COPE membership?


All the cases COPE has discussed since its inception in 1997 have been entered into a searchable database. This database now contains over 500 cases together with the advice given by COPE


COPE's eLearning course on publication ethics. Individual modules designed to give editors a deeper understanding about publication ethics and practical guidance about how to detect, prevent and handle misconduct.

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Letter from the COPE Chair

This May marks the end of my term as COPE chair, an organisation I’ve been part of for over a decade now, with the past six years as Chair.

It’s been a time of momentous and dizzying changes in academic publishing, driven by both technology and idealism. Notable changes include...

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