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.
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Guidance & insight
These flowcharts and infographics offer a step by step process for editors and publishers to use when handling suspected manipulation before and after publication. Recommended actions are given, depending on the investigation findings and level of confidence in the findings that systematic manipulation of the publication process has occurred.