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November 2015


COPE endorsement of TOP Guidelines

COPE came into being to be help editors handle issues in publication ethics, with the underlying aim of ensuring the integrity of the published literature. Thus it has long supported initiatives that lead to better reporting of research, including for example the EQUATOR network.


COPE logo

Did you know that you can now download a unique COPE logo for your journal or website?


Two new flowcharts and two revisions

In collaboration with BioMed Central, COPE has developed two new flowcharts on how to respond to whistle blowers: 1) when concerns are raised directly (, and 2) when those concerns are raised via social media (


COPE endorses GPP3

COPE endorses Good Publication Practice for Communicating Company-Sponsored Medical Research: GPP3[1].

Authors working in corporate–academic research collaborations must follow appropriate ethical standards. GPP3 describes such standards, and promotes the ethical practices established by organisations like COPE, ICMJE, and WMA.