Publication ethics cases at the COPE Forum
COPE Members bring specific publication ethics issues to the Forum for discussion and advice. The cases are available to read, with advice given and follow up comments from the Member who submits the case.
Our next Forum is Tuesday 23 March with cases from members, and the discussion topic of publication ethics and books.
Submit a case to COPE Forum
We encourage members to look at the cases available before submitting a case to the Forum or to COPE Council to see if similar cases have already been discussed. Please note that advice is specific to the particular case under consideration and may not necessarily be applicable to similar cases either past or future.
Anonymous cases are brought by COPE members to the Forum (or to Council) and are discussed between all the participants of the Forum (or members of the Council). The notes in each case reflect the discussion that took place and are anonymised when added to the COPE website. The advice from the Forum participants (or from Council) is provided back to the member who brought the case, but the final decision on handling the case lies with the member editor and/or publisher.
Submit a case for discussion for discussion at the first COPE Forum in 2021.
COPE accepts no liability for any loss or damage caused or occasioned as a result of advice given by them or by any COPE member. Advice given by COPE and its members is not given for the purposes of court proceedings within any jurisdiction and may not be cited or relied upon for this purpose.
Forum discussion topic
At each Forum we raise a topic for discussion. Read past Forum discussions on topics which, most recently, include: editing of reviewer comments; what peer review means in arts, humanities, and social sciences; paper mills; and predatory publishing.
The discussion topic at our March Forum is on the subject of publication ethics and books.
Register for COPE Forum
Register for COPE Forum Tuesday 23 March, 2pm (GMT)
The Forum takes place by webinar and is available to members only.