Resources and further reading

This page contains links to COPE meeting reports and selected articles or news items on publication ethics which have been published elsewhere and may be of interest


eLearning relaunched (21 August 2013)

Journal editors and publishers offered free eLearning module on publication ethics, press release (21 August 2013)

New member management system (2 August 2013)


XXV Annual Conference of the Physiological Society of India, India, 9 December 2013
Kusal Das, International Advisory Group

COPE/IAMJE Seminar, New Delhi, India, 15 November 2013
Charlotte Haug, Vice Chair COPE

International Conference on Medical Education (ICME-2013), 2-6 October 2013, Balaclava, Mauritius
Kusal Das, International Advisory Group

2nd International Scientific Practical Conference "World-class scientific journal: problems, solutions, preparation and inclusion into citation indices and reference databases", 24-26 September 2013 and Innovative Educational Technologies in Medicine, 26-27 September 2013, Moscow, Russia
Behrooz Astaneh, COPE Council member

EASE/ISMTE meeting, Blankenberge, Belgium 23-24 September 2013
Mirjam Curno, COPE Council member

APAME/JAMJE Seminar, 3 August 2013
Chris Graf, COPE Treasurer

Beijing International Ethical Seminar of Medical Journal Editors, 1-2 June 2013. 
Suzanne Morris, COPE Ombudsperson

Council of Science Editors (CSE) and the 3rd World Conference on Research Integrity (WCRI), May 2013
Charlotte Haug, Vice-Chair COPE


Wager, E and Williams, P. Why and how do journals retract articles? An analysis of Medline retractions 1988–2008; J Med Ethics 2011;37:567-570 doi:10.1136/jme.2010.040964


Pain, E. Your Data, Warts and All; Science 2013; doi: 10.1126/science.caredit.a1300211


Hames, I. The Future of Peer Review, EASE / ISMTE joint meeting Blankenberge. September 2013

UK House of Commons Select Committee, Science and Technology  Committee - Eigth Report: Peer review in scientific publications. 18 July 2011

Hames, I. COPE's new Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers: background, issues, and evolution; EON; May 2013, Volume 6, Issue 4

Hames, I. Rigour and openness in 21st Century Science; 12th April 2013 [VIDEO, 25MINS]


Fostering Integrity in Research, A consensus study report of The National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine.

Das KK, Vallabha T, Ray J, Murthy P S N. Conflict of Interest - Serious Issue on Publication Ethics for Indian Medical Journals. J Nepal Med Assoc 2013;52(190):205-12.

A five part publication ethics video series by Charon Pierson PhD, RN, GNP, FAANP (COPE Council Member)

Publication Ethics: 16 years of COPE
Presentation at 7th International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication


A series of articles relating to a high-level meeting on research misconduct, organised by the  BMJ and COPE.  All articles have been reproduced here with the permission of the BMJ.  

  • Wager, E. Coping with scientific misconduct. BMJ 2011;343:d6586

iThenticate White Paper. Pressure to Publish, How Globalization and Technology are Increasing Misconduct in Scholarly Research

Ferric C. Fang, R. Grant Steen and Arturo Casadevall (2012) “Misconduct accounts for the majority of retracted scientific publications”, Proc Natl Acad
Sci USA 109: 17028-17033

Lecture by Ferric Fang, "The Pathogenesis of Research Misconduct", part of the University of Washington, Biomedical Research Ethics lecture programme

Stern, A.M.,   Casadevall A., Grant Steen, R. and Ferric C. FangR. (2014)
“Financial costs and personal consequences of research misconduct resulting in retracted publications”, eLife, 3: e02956


The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

Center for Open Science - Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines


Council of Science Editors (CSE):

European Association of Science Editors (EASE):

European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO)

Equator Network:

International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE):

World Association of Medical Editors (WAME):


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