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 at the WCRI
COPE will be will be represented at the World Conference on Research Integrity by Dan Kulp, COPE Chair, who is moderating a session on “When and how to report to institutions, journals, publishers, or elsewhere.” This session will explore the available resources and the barriers to reporting issues.

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.

Your publication ethics case

COPE members, do you have a publication ethics issue and need help with next steps? Submit your case for discussion and advice at our next COPE Forum.

Insight and news

Guest editorial on detecting integrity issues written by Joris van Rossum of STM

In this guest editorial, Joris van Rossum discusses the current landscape of research fraud and how publishers can work together to detect integrity issues in manuscripts submitted for publication to scholarly journals

In this case discussion Trevor Lane explores the question 'is there a time limit for submitting a critique of a published article' and related issues.

COPE's latest newsletter with new publication ethics cases on retractions, peer review and post-publication critiques. Dan Kulp, COPE Chair, clarifies COPE's position on geopolitical intrusions on the editorial process. Plus more news and events.

This month publication ethics news includes articles on peer review's role in uncovering scientific fraud, the data publishing ecosystem, the definitions of academic misconduct, identifying fake research.

Guidance & discussion

Consejos y guías para editores

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.

Recordings of our recently held 2022 seminar sessions: the impact of the digital revolution on books; and the value of the partnership between publishers and universities in publication ethics.

Sunday 29 May - Wednesday 1 June

COPE will be will be represented at the World Conference on Research Integrity by Dan Kulp, COPE Chair, who is moderating a session on “When and how to report to institutions, journals, publishers, or elsewhere.”

Itamar Ashkenazi, COPE Council Member, introduces the issue of editorial conflicts of interest, discussed at our recent COPE Forum. Itamar's introduction is available to watch again, alongside the comments made by members at the Forum.