Promoting integrity in research and its publication

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

Our speakers have answers to the questions we couldn't get to during our Allegations of Misconduct webinar eg Do all institutions worldwide have an office of research integrity? The recording of the webinar is also available for you to listen again.

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.

COPE Forum

Thursday 1 August 2019

Our next Forum, where members discuss and advise on cases, will be held at the INANE conference in Reno, Nevada. Submit your case by Friday 19 July.

News & opinion

Ethical editing for new editors

Becoming an editor of a journal is an exciting but daunting task. This short guide aims to summarise key issues and to provide links to relevant pages of the COPE website as well as those of other organisations. #PublicationEthics

Deborah Poff writes her first letter in her new role as COPE Chair. Discussion on a case of "Suspected Plagiarism", answers to questions taken at our Allegations of Misconduct webinar, and updated guidance "Ethical Editing For New Editors"

A suspected case of plagiarism discussed by COPE Council Members in May #C0PEDigest. An author submitted a paper to a journal. A similarity check revealed 48% similarity with another published paper. The published paper was by different authors.

Key findings from our research, with support from Routledge, into Publication Ethics issues faced by arts, humanities, and social sciences journal editors.

Events

23 September 2019

COPE European Seminar will be held in Leiden, the Netherlands, just 20 minutes by train from Amsterdam's Schipol airport.

2-5 June 2019

We're pleased to announce COPE has a prominent role at the WCRI in four symposia and plenary sessions on authorship, preprints, transparency and predatory publishing. #WCRI2019

3 May 2019

A summary and presentations from our seminar in Philadelphia "Challenges and solutions: Issues of inclusivity and diversity in the humanities and social sciences". #C0PE2019.

Friday 12 April 2019

Our speakers have answers to the questions we couldn't get to during our Allegations of Misconduct webinar eg Q: Do all institutions worldwide have ORI? The recording of the webinar is also available for you to listen again.