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An archive of resources that have been retired, are redundant or out of date.

Tool to help editors think about ethical issues and decide what is best for their journals

Chinese translations of COPE resources: flowcharts, ethical guidelines for peer reviewers, presentations from 2017 China Seminar, and more.

Through the Code of Conduct, COPE aims to define best practice in the ethics of scholarly publishing and to assist editors, editorial board members, owners of journals and publishers to achieve this.

COPE’s monthly newsletter, providing up to date news on COPE and publication ethics issues elsewhere.

Relevant information about COPE for editors, publishers, authors and journalists

Discussion documents aim to stimulate discussion and debate within the academic publishing community. Comments on the documents will be used to inform future guidelines and policies.

COPE's eLearning course is designed to give editors a deeper understanding about publication ethics and practical guidance about how to detect, prevent and handle misconduct.

FAQs are based on questions submitted by members to the COPE Forum. The answers come from a variety of individuals and reflect a range of opinions.

Flowcharts are designed to help editors follow COPE’s Code of Conduct and implement its advice when faced with cases of suspected misconduct.

Access COPE's official guidance, including the Retraction Guidelines.

Position statements setting out international standards for responsible research publication for editors and authors.

COPE Research and COPE-funded projects

Links to COPE meeting reports and selected articles or news items on publication ethics which have been published elsewhere and may be of interest.

Sample letters (Members only.) for editors covering a range of scenarios e.g. suspected plagiarism, change of authorship, undisclosed COIs.

Presentations and recordings of COPE seminars and webinars.

Learned Publishing (0953-1513) is the journal of the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers, published in collaboration with the Society for Scholarly Publishing.

Research Integrity and Peer Review is an international, open access, peer reviewed journal that encompasses all aspects of integrity in research publication, including peer review, study reporting, and research and publication ethics. Particular consideration is given to submissions that address current controversies and limitations in the field and offer potential solutions. We welcome research into peer review and editorial decision making, however reports of individual journal or publisher decisions or actions will not be considered.

Science Editor is published quarterly in print and online by the Council of Science Editors (CSE), and also publishes weekly Early Online articles. It serves as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among professionals concerned with editing and publishing in the sciences. Articles related to peer review studies, editorial processes, publication ethics, evaluating article impact, and other items of special interest to the journal’s readers are encouraged.

The African Journal Partnership Project (AJPP) is a program that partners African health and medical journals with leading journals published in the United States and the United Kingdom.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of Science.

The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), founded in 1940, is a leading professional organization for biomedical communicators. Providing continuing professional education is one of AMWA’s prime goals.

The ATA offers accreditation in 12 languages or language groups and a directory of its members.

Association of American Publishers (AAP) is the principal trade association of the book publishing industry.

The Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE) is a group of individuals involved in selection, editing, and publication of manuscripts, books, journals, reports, and maps pertaining to the earth sciences.

The Association of Health Care Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues.

Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is the international association for nonprofit publishers and those who work with them. The ALPSP serves as a meeting point for all those involved in the publication of academic and professional books and journals, and represents the industry to the wider world.

ATTW was established in 1973 to encourage dialogue among teachers of technical communication and to develop technical communication as a discipline. ATTW is an active organization of teachers, researchers, and teacher/practitioners of technical communication across a range of academic and professional institutions.

AuthorAID is a free international research community that helps researchers in developing countries publish and otherwise communicate their work.

BELS was established to provide qualified manuscript editors in the life sciences a way to demonstrate their editorial proficiency and to award editors’ credentials similar to those obtainable in other professions.

The Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors brings together individuals and companies with an interest in developing and enhancing the publication of technical and scientific journals; improve communication and dissemination of information; and exchange ideas, debate issues, and defend common interests.

COPE provides a sounding board for editors who are struggling with how best to deal with possible breaches in research and publication ethics. It publishes COPE Guidelines on Good Publication Practices and a range of useful resources for journal editors and writer.

EASE aims to promote improved communication in science by providing efficient means for cooperation among editors in all disciplines of science, and to assist in the efficient operation of publications in the sciences.

EMWA is the European Medical Writers Association, a network of professionals that represents, supports and trains medical communicators in Europe.

EMWA is the European Medical Writers Association, a network of professionals that represents, supports and trains medical communicators in Europe.

ICMJE provided recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing and publication of scholarly work in medical journals.

The mission of the ISMTE is to connect the community of professionals committed to the peer review and publication of academic and scholarly journals. ISMTE provides peer-to-peer networking, education and training, research, and resources for best practices, and development of journal policy.

Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE) was inaugurated in 1996. The aim of KAMJE is to promote the quality of medical journals published in Korea by the exchange of the information on the editing and publication and by the discussion on the editorial principles.

The goal of the Korean Council of Science Editors (KCSE) is to promote the quality of science journals published in Korea through information exchange and discussions on editing/

The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) is a professional organization based in the UK for editors and proofreaders – the people who strive to make text accurate and readable.

SSP, a non-profit corporation, open to membership by any individual or organization with an interest in scholarly publishing. Its objectives are to facilitate learning, communication, and the advancement of appropriate technologies among all involved.

Society for Technical Communication (STC) is an individual membership organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication.

The World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) is a voluntary association of editors from many countries who seek to foster international cooperation among editors of peer-reviewed medical journals.

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