A packed COPE Digest with new and updated cases from the COPE Forum; new resources around our topic of Journal Management, including a fully revised COPE Audit for our members. guidelines on managing the relationship between society-journals, their societies and publisher and a new flowchart giving guidance giving a general approach to publication ethics for the editorial office; and a guest article by Peggy Chinn and Leslie Nicoll giving their take on Editor to Editor support based on their experience working with INANE. The roundup of news includes a summary of recent coverage of the Cochrane Collaboration and other news seen by our COPE Council members. Our next Forum (5 November) will feature new cases and a discussion topic of ‘predatory publishing’. Read more about this and more in our October Digest.