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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• What more might COPE do to build collaborations that “get things done”?

• What should happen to COPE’s written submissions from public consultations?

Read our full letter for the background of public consultations COPE have responded to. 

Plus cases with advice from our recent Forum, conference reports, new resources and our usual news roundup.

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