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News / COPE delegation, Beijing, 2017

A COPE delegation comprising the COPE co-Chair and Vice-Chair, Chris Graf and Deborah Poff, along with China based COPE Council members, Helena Wang and Jason Hu, and Japan based Council member Trevor Lane, me

t with some of China’s leading science and research organisations in Beijing last month.

News / New: Facilitation and Integrity Subcommittee

The COPE complaints process was established in 2010 (revised in 2014) as a means of providing independent guidance on disputed matters of publication ethics for our member editors and publishers.

While the members of the Complaints subcommittee have worked tirelessly to provide advice and to assist in resolving complaints brought to the subcommittee's attention, often those results have been frustrated by issues including:

News / Core Practices

News / Guidelines for Peer Reviewers Chinese version updated

COPE's Chinese verison of the Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers have now been updated. The update reflects invited input from the publication ethics community and institutions in the COPE membership pilot, and replaces the previous translation.

News / Hong Kong University join COPE's pilot initiative

We are delighted to announce that Hong Kong University is now part of COPE's pilot that will help form a membership package of support and advice for research institutions.

News / AGM 2017

At COPE's recent AGM in November, Zoë Mullan, Ginny Barbour, Sally Weatherill and Adrian Ziderman stepped down as Trustees of COPE, at the end of their term. It is only possible to do the work of COPE with our hugely committed Trustees and we thank them for all their work.

News / Self-Citation: Where's the Line? - Forum discussion 13 November 2017

We'll be discussing "Self-Citation: Where's the Line?" during the COPE Forum on 13 November. You are welcome to add your comments on this topic before the Forum, whether or not you are planning on attending the Forum.

Members and non-members please leave your comments.

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News / Issues in peer review seen at COPE

What are the main issues in peer review?

News / Addressing the issues in peer review - LSE Impact Blog post

Post on LSE Impact Blog by Elizabeth Moylan and Charon Pierson "Addressing the issues in peer review - new guidelines available from COPE".

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News / New flowchart: What to Consider When Asked to Peer Review a Manuscript