have been entered into a searchable database. This database now contains
over 500 cases together with the advice given by COPE. For more recent
cases, the database also includes follow-up information and about
outcome, and podcasts are available for most of the newer cases. We hope
this database will provide a valuable resource for editors and those
researching publication ethics.
You can search by classification or keyword using either the search
field (top left) or by filtering your inquiry using the years and
classifications/keywords listed below. A more detailed explanation of
the classifications and keywords can be found on the COPE Case Taxonomy page.
We encourage members to look at the database before submitting a case
to the Forum to see if similar cases have already been discussed and to
see the format used for presenting cases. However, please note that
advice from the COPE Forum meetings is specific to the particular case
under consideration and may not necessarily be applicable to similar
cases either past or future.
COPE accepts no liability for any loss or damage caused or occasioned
as a result of advice given by them or by any COPE member. Advice given
by COPE and its members is not given for the purposes of court
proceedings within any jurisdiction and may not be cited or relied upon
for this purpose.
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