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.
An interactive online workshop for COPE members at which we look at the lessons that can be learnt from issues of concern raised to COPE's Facilitation and Integrity subcommittee. We'll work through anonymised cases illustrating the issues that are handled by the subcommittee.
Guidance & discussion
In response to an increase in cases and queries about author name changes after article publication, COPE formed a working group to develop guidance. There are complexities involved in changing names after article publication. COPE is working on guidance to make the process easier, and more consistent for authors, editors and publishers. We welcome feedback on the editorial.
This month we have updates on two projects in which COPE has been participating: the Text Recycling Research Project, previously presented to COPE members at a seminar and a webinar; the University of Illinois Sloan Funded Project on reducing citations of retracted publications.
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.