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.
We are seeking applications from members interested in serving on COPE Council. We particularly welcome applications from journal editors; candidates with a background in arts, humanities, and social sciences; and members with a background in professional membership organisations.
We are looking for an individual or organisation to provide the content for an online training course, plus associated training manual, for RIOs based in a university or research institute setting. If you fit the brief and would like to work with us, please get in touch.
Dr Trevor Lane, COPE Council member, was an invited speaker at the 2020 Asia Pacific Virtual Event of ISMTE, presenting In the session on 'Transparency in the Publishing Process'.
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.
We bring together support and guidance on issues that have come about during this crisis. The collection includes 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.