Creating a culture of publication integrity together

COPE brings together all those involved in scholarly research and its publication to strengthen the network of support, education and debate in publication ethics

COPE Digest newsletter
"When and how to report misconduct to institutions, publishers, and elsewhere". Read Dan Kulp's letter for key takeaways from this World Conference on Research Integrity symposium panel. Dan also highlights the WCRI sessions on paper mills and recent advances in research integrity.

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.

Submit a case for COPE Forum

COPE members: submit a publication ethics case that you're currently handling, for discussion and advice from other COPE members at the next Forum in September.


Dealing with complaints about the integrity of published research. COPE Forum discussion
Wednesday 22 June

Watch the introduction to the Forum discussion on "Dealing with complaints about the integrity of published research" and read the discussion points raised at the Forum. We welcome your comments.

Who needs research integrity and publication ethics training? The importance of the feedback loop when publication ethics issues arise. These points were discussed by the panel at COPE's 2022 Seminar. Watch again.

Four new publication ethics cases were discussed at our June Forum: academic freedom, undisclosed conflicts of interest, data integrity issues, and where journals can escalate concerns about an institutional review board.

Dan Kulp and Matt Hodgkinson were both involved in the WCRI symposium panel "When and how to report misconduct to institutions, publishers, and elsewhere". Read Dan's June letter including key takeaways from this and other sessions at the WCRI.

Guidance & discussion

Paper mills research report with recommendations from COPE and STM

Paper mills are a real threat to the integrity of the scholarly record. A study by COPE and STM recommends joint action by publishers, funders and research institutions.

In which we launch the paper mills research report with STM, share thoughts on the WCRI panel discussion on "When and how to report misconduct to institutions and elsewhere", and invite you to join the discussion on "Dealing with complaints about the integrity of published research".

Como editor, ¿qué debería incluir en una nota de retractación? Lea las Guías COPE para la retractación para saber más. Guías COPE para la retractación.

Compliance with data sharing statements, whether retractions change public perception of bad science, and research integrity developments in the news.