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WCRI 2019: Predatory publishing plenary

On the last day of the World Conference on Research Integrity in Hong Kong in June, the afternoon plenary session chaired by Susan Zimmerman of the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research in Canada explored predatory publishing, building on a summit in Ottawa two months earlier.


Letter from the COPE Chair: July 2019

Is self-citation ever an ethical action for authors to do? Is there ever a justification for editors or reviewers to recommend citations to their own work or their own journal? These are just some of the topics addressed in the revised, and about to be released, COPE discussion document on citation manipulation. 


Welcome new COPE members April-June 2019

Welcome to our new members who have joined COPE between April and June 2019. The new members have been assessed against criteria outlined in the Principles of Transparency and signing up to COPE shows that they intend to follow the highest standards of publication ethics and to apply COPE principles of publication ethics outlined in the Core Practices.


WCRI 2019: Preprints and their place in the publishing ethics landscape

WCRI session on preprints and their place in the publishing ethics landscape 


In the news: July Digest

Allegations of misconduct


Job vacancy: COPE web manager

COPE is looking for someone with website management and development experience to work with COPE as our Web Manager. It's a freelance role, working from home, up to 20 hours per week.


COPE member survey 2019: we need your feedback

As we plan the activities of COPE for the next 3 years we need to hear from you, our members, to help us fully understand the burning issues facing our members today, as well as the issues you see looming on the horizon, what you think of the guidance and support COPE offers, and where you think COPE should be looking to provide more guidance over the next 3 years.

Please complete the survey which should take no longer than 10 minutes.  


Election of COPE Trustees 2019: Your vote counts!

COPE's new Trustees will help shape the organisation for the benefit of our members. Vote for the candidates that best reflect your ambitions for COPE.

Following our recent notice regarding vacancies on the COPE Trustee Board, we are delighted to announce the shortlist for the two vacancies. Read a brief summary of each candidate together with their applications.


Letter from the COPE Chair: June 2019

COPE has been spending a lot of attention over the past few months considering, discussing, and speaking on the issue of predatory publishing.