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COPE provides leadership in thinking on publication ethics, practical resources to educate and support members, and offers a professional voice in current debates.

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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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In our August Digest on Citation Manipulation, we have a guest article on citations fromĀ Marie McVeigh (JCR) and Nandita Quaderi (Web of Science) of Clarivate Analytics, essential reading for reviewers and editors who are at the front line. Case of the month is "Editor and reviewers requiring authors to cite their own work", and a report on the UK House of Commons Research Integrity inquiry with COPE representation.

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