COPE is very pleased to announce the appointment of four new COPE council members, following our recent elections: Mohammad Abdollahi, Deborah Poff, Michael Wise and Adrian Ziderman. Mohammad Abdollahi is editor in chief of DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, published by Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Mohammad is based in Tehran, Iran. Deborah Poff is editor in chief of the Journal of Academic Ethics. Deborah is based in Brandon, Canada. Michael Wise is editor in chief of Microbial Informatics and Experimentation and is based in Western Australia. Adrian Ziderman is editor in chief of the International Journal of Manpower, and is based in Ramat Gan, Israel. We very much look forward to working with them.