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.

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All the cases COPE has discussed since its inception in 1997 have been entered into a searchable database. This database now contains over 500 cases together with the advice given by COPE


COPE's eLearning course on publication ethics. Individual modules designed to give editors a deeper understanding about publication ethics and practical guidance about how to detect, prevent and handle misconduct.

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Authorship, preprints, peer review and more...

We are delighted to offer a warm welcome to our newly elected Council members, Howard Browman and Frits Rosendaal...At our last Forum we discussed the issue of preprints...With Peer Review Week looming, COPE is planning a series of special activities...

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