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Case Discussion: Possible plagiarism

Case Summary

Case 19-03


Obituary: Patrick Barron, COPE Council member

We are very sad to inform you that Patrick Barron, COPE Council member since 2016, has passed away.


In the news: August


Research Ethics


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 new, 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.


Guest article: Inclusion in Scholarly Practice

Guest article

Written by Karin Wulf, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and William & Mary


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