Introduction to publication ethics: COPE e-learning module

This resource is an e-learning module developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to help the editors, researchers, and other interested audience understand the key concepts related to publication ethics. The module consists of four sections and covers the importance of ethical publishing, the definitions of misconduct, and the ways to handle suspected misconduct in a journal.

The module will take about 20 minutes to complete. Links to other resources and further reading are provided.

After using this resource, you should be able to...
  • Discuss the publication misconduct and its effects
  • Understand the responsibility of editors in preventing publication misconduct
  • Outline the steps that can be taken in case of suspected publication misconduct