COPE provides leadership in thinking on publication ethics, 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.
Join us for our European Seminar with guest speakers, including Cary Moskovitz, Director of Writing in the Disciplines at Duke University and the Principal Investigator on a 5-year study on text recycling. Register today! #TextRecycling #SelfPlagiarism
Summary of the Transparency 2025 panel discussion at the World Congress on Research Integrity with sessions on: transparency as the key to integrity; reasons for publishing in open access publications; arguments for and issues in open data; and concerns from an educational researcher's view. #WCRI2019
News & opinion
In this new document, COPE identifies all categories of citation manipulation in journal publications. We also discuss examples where there may be valid reasons that an author references their own previous work or that an editor recommends research published in her or his journal. Similarly, reviewers may have done important research that will benefit the author’s article. Are these legitimate practices by editors or reviewers or should these behaviours be disallowed?
We launch our citation manipulation discussion document in our July issue of Digest, with Deborah Poff's letter giving insight into how it came about, and Trevor Lane's case discussion around 'Editor Manipulation of the Impact Factor'. Plus the monthly news and events update.
A Short Guide to 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 useful resources. #C0PEGuidelines #EthicalOversight #PublicationEthics