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 & events
NEW! COPE Retraction Guidelines updated. Advice for editors: when should a retraction be considered, what to include in a notice, how quickly to issue a retraction, who should issue a retraction, and what to do when there is inconclusive evidence of a retraction.
Out now! #C0PEDigest focuses on ethical oversight with a case discussion on the ethics of non-active management of a control group. New advice and guidance for editors on retracting articles is now available. Plus the monthly roundup of news and events. #EthicalOversight