About COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics)

COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) is committed to educating and supporting editors, publishers and those involved in publication ethics with the aim of moving the culture of publishing towards one where ethical practices become a normal part of the publishing culture. Established to provide advice and guidance on best practice for dealing with ethical issues in journal publishing, our approach is firmly in the direction of influencing through education, resources and support of our members, alongside the fostering of professional debate in the wider community.

Over 25 years, COPE has grown to support members worldwide, from all academic fields. Our members are primarily editors, but also publishers, universities and research institutes, and related organisations and individuals involved in publication ethics.

You can find more information on the COPE website about our guidance, including guidelines, discussion documents, and flowcharts; events, including our annual virtual seminar, Forum, webinars and workshops; our members, including how to apply to join and what our membership requirements are.

Let us know if you have any questions about COPE’s activities or how to join as a member.