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.
News & guidance
Out now! #C0PEDigest with guidance and cases relevant to anyone who is new to publication ethics issues or needs a refresher. We'd love to hear your views relating to editing of peer review comments in our survey. Plus the latest news and events. #PublicationEthics #PeerReview
Case discussion: the corresponding author was informed of the paper's acceptance and was asked to proofread the article. The corresponding author then requested that the paper be withdrawn.
Deborah Poff, COPE Chair, shares guidance relevant to anyone who is new to publication ethics issues or needs a refresher: eLearning module 'Introduction to publication ethics'; 'Ethical editing for new editors' guidelines and COPE's core practices with collections of guidance on issues.
New 2020 cases recently discussed by #C0PEMembers including three cases that involve queries over sharing of information on social media: sharing by a reviewer on social media, allegations related to multiple papers and journals, institution refuses to investigate scientific issues, institution wants to retract while ongoing legal proceedings.
COPE, like many organisations, is grappling with the impact of the coronavirus and we are sorry to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to postpone our North American seminar which we had planned for June 2020. We hope to announce a new date in 2021 in the coming months.