News & Opinion

News / APAME and CASE Joint Convention 2018: Report

Trevor Lane, COPE Council Member, was invited to deliver two talks at the 2018 Joint Convention of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) and Council of Asian Science Editors (CASE) in Bogor, Indonesia.

News / Think. Check. Submit. Survey 2018

Think. Check. Submit. helps researchers identify trusted journals for their research. Through a range of tools and practical resources, this international, cross-sector initiative aims to educate researchers, promote integrity, and build trust in credible research and publications.

News / Chile Seminar: Registration now open

Chile Seminar COPE 2018

Registration is now open for our first seminar in Chile. Read more about the speakers and an outline of the seminar and COPE cases workshop.

News / In the news: August 2018 Digest

Citations

News / Research Integrity, Sixth Report of Session 2017-19 from the House of Commons

Following a 10 month inquiry, the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has issued recommendations to strengthen requirements and improve compliance with the existing 2012 Concordat to Support Research Integrity [full report].

News / Citations: Link, Locate, Discover, Connect

Why cite?

Citation is an essential aspect of scholarly writing. Reference to other literature embeds the current work in the context of existing knowledge, supporting or disputing other works, and establishing the authority of the scholarly assertion.  References function for these purposes when they allow the reader to locate the work cited and validate, explore and allow understanding and further research. 

News / Letter from the COPE co-Chairs: August 2018

#CitationManipulation

News / Vacancies on COPE Council

We are seeking applications for a position on COPE Council. We have six vacancies. In line with COPE’s strategic goals and our obligations to meet the needs of all our members, we have highlighted gaps on Council which we are keen to fill.

*On this occasion, we are not seeking to elect candidates from North America. In addition, we will not consider applications from candidates whose discipline is primarily medicine, science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

News / Letter from the COPE co-Chairs: July 2018

Transparency 2020: Operational transparency, and research transparency

News / In the News: July Digest

Intellectual property

Preprints are one of the fastest growing types of content, at around 30% a year for the last two years, compared to 2-3% article growth during the same period.
https://www.crossref.org/blog/preprints-growth-rate-ten-times-higher-than-journal-articles/

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