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.
COPE's Authorship DIscussion Document provides practical advice on addressing the most common issues around authorship with specific guidance where there seems to be consensus and asking for further comments from COPE members in some areas.
Guidance & discussion
We invited speakers from the Text Recycling Research Project (TRRP) to our August webinar, to hear about their latest findings, and the ethical and practical issues involved in establishing good practice and effective policy. The recording is now available, plus questions we couldn't get to during the webinar which have since been answered by the TRRP team.
"A journal’s duty is to maintain the quality of its published content". Read more about how to maintain this principle while a reader continues to raise concerns after the journal has extensively investigated.
We bring together support and guidance on issues that have come about during this crisis. The posts include articles on how authors, editors and reviewers are handling their work during this period and guidelines developed in response to the changing environment and workflow.