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COPE provides leadership in thinking on publication ethics, practical resources to educate and support members, and offers a professional voice in current debates.

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All the cases COPE has discussed since its inception in 1997 have been entered into a searchable database. This database now contains over 500 cases together with the advice given by COPE


COPE's eLearning course on publication ethics. Individual modules designed to give editors a deeper understanding about publication ethics and practical guidance about how to detect, prevent and handle misconduct.

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The topic this month is Allegations of Misconduct: discussion on the case 'Consequence for dual submission', news roundup including articles on retractions, ghost writing and breaches of research integrity, an upcoming COPE webinar on Allegations of Misconduct and much more #AllegationsOfMisconduct

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