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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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This month's COPE Digest

This month’s theme at COPE is our second Core Practice “Authorship and contributorship”, and what we share in our resources that support good practices. There are two perspectives on authorship and contributorship: what does it mean to be an author? and the role of research institutions. 

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