COPE provides leadership in thinking on publication ethics and practical resources to educate and support members, and offers a professional voice in current debates.
Our core practices
Core practices are the policies and practices journals and publishers need, to reach the highest standards in publication ethics. We include cases with advice, guidance for day-to-day practice, education modules and events on topical issues, to support journals and publishers fulfil their policies.
News & opinion
COPE, with the support of Routledge (part of the Taylor & Francis Group), undertook research to better understand the publication ethics landscape for editors working on journals within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Editors told us which issues they find most prevalent, most serious and those they felt least confident dealing with.
Four new cases were presented at the COPE Forum in August: authorship issue related to misleading action of one author; deceased author; publishing complications and patient safety; withdrawal of paper at proof stage. The summarised cases with the advice given, and updates on previous cases, are now available.
A summary of the updated COPE retraction guidelines; the reasons for retractions, motivation for retraction and who retracts; and a publisher's perspective. Presentations from Howard Browman, Thed van Leeuwen and Catriona Fennell #C0PE2019