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.

Key findings from our research in which we wanted to better understand the publication ethics issues faced by arts, humanities, and social sciences journal editors and, with support from Routledge, carried out this research to assess current and future needs. See the key findings from this report and register to receive the white paper with full analysis of the research.

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.

COPE Forum

Thursday 1 August 2019

Our next Forum, where members discuss and advise on cases, will be held at the INANE conference in Reno, Nevada. Submit your case by Friday 19 July.

News & opinion

Publication ethics research: arts, humanities, and social sciences

Key findings from our research in which we wanted to better understand the publication ethics issues faced by arts, humanities, and social sciences journal editors and, with support from Routledge, carried out this research to assess current and future needs. See the key findings from this report and register to receive the white paper with full analysis of the research.

We are seeking applications to fill two vacancies on the Trustee Board at an exciting time for the organisation as we look to expand into new areas. Find out more about the roles, responsibilities and how to apply.

Victim of article theft wants correction to list their name, not retraction. Is correcting a stolen article to list the correct authors a potential solution? Is there any precedent for such a total correction of authorship? New case with discussion and advice from #C0PEForum

Imagine you're a research integrity officer at a university, immediately challenged with a dispute between authors...

Events

23 September 2019

COPE European Seminar will be held in Leiden, the Netherlands, just 20 minutes by train from Amsterdam's Schipol airport.

2-5 June 2019

We're pleased to announce COPE has a prominent role in four symposia and plenary sessions at the WCRI.

3 May 2019

Keep an eye out for the presentations, summary and photos from our seminar in Philadelphia "Challenges and solutions: Issues of inclusivity and diversity in the humanities and social sciences". #C0PE2019.

Friday 12 April 2019

A report and recording of the webinar will soon be available.