Dan Kulp, COPE Chair, announces COPE's May seminar and a celebration of 25 years of publication ethics. Dan invites members to submit guest editorials and opinion pieces to help us increase the diversity of voices on topics. This month we hear from Lorraine Estelle of Think.Check.Submit. on how to avoid submitting an article to a predatory publisher.
In this issue of Digest we launch new guidance from COPE "Ethics toolkit for a successful editorial office", and share new authorship cases that COPE members brought to the recent COPE Forum for discussion and advice. If you are new to publication ethics you can watch a recording of our recent seminar session "Introduction to publication ethics" where COPE Council members work through four real ethics cases, using COPE resources to show how each case was resolved.