COPE membership subscription fees 2020
- Journal membership
- Publisher membership
- Membership for continuous publications
- Individual and corporate membership
- Reduced membership subscription fees
Further details on the benefits of COPE membership and criteria for membership.
|Number of issues||Fees per year|
|Less than 12 issues per year||£171|
|12 or more issues per year||£568|
|Number of journals||Fees per year|
|3751 to 4000||£65,838|
|3501 to 3750||£63,715|
|3251 to 3500||£61,325|
|3001 to 3250||£58,671|
|2751 to 3000||£55,751|
|2501 to 2750||£52,565|
|2251 to 2500||£49,114|
|2001 to 2250||£45,396|
|1751 to 2000||£41,414|
|1501 to 1750||£37,167|
|1251 to 1500||£33,451|
|1001 to 1250||£29,203|
|751 to 1000||£24,424|
|501 to 750||£19,911|
|251 to 500||£13,805|
|101 to 250||£8,495|
|51 to 100||£4,248|
|26 to 50||£2,390|
|11 to 25||£1,328|
|5 to 10||£584|
Publishing companies that wish to join COPE but do not have a discrete journal product published in intervals will be charged according to the number of articles that they publish a year. If a company wishes to register fewer than five journals then cumulative journal by frequency of publication rates apply.
|Number of articles||Fees per year|
|1 to 100||£171|
|101 to 300||£339|
|301 to 600||£568|
|more than 601||£1136|
- Individuals may apply for membership at £56 per annum.
- Companies may apply for corporate membership at £171 per annum.
The eligibility criteria for individual and corporate membership are that the applicant must be a person or company who working in or associated with the publication of peer-reviewed scholarly journals or has a significant interest in safeguarding the integrity of the academic record and who is NOT eligible for journal or publisher membership.
Not-for-profit organisations, registered charities, journals from developing countries and cases of financial hardship may apply to COPE Council for reduced membership subscription fees.
Prices in UK Sterling, no VAT is charged for membership.
Membership subscription fees for 2020 have been increased by 2.6%, in line with COPE's Memorandum and Articles of Association "Council may increase the subscription rates due each year by an annual measure of inflation being the UK’s Retail Price Index (RPI) or such other measure as Council determines appropriate."