COPE North American Seminar 2015

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Wednesday 19 August 2015

Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland, USA






COPE is delighted to announce its 6th North American Seminar, which will be held in collaboration with ISMTE (International Society of Managing and Technical Editors), on Wednesday 19 August 2015, at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

The theme of this year's North American seminar is “Understanding metrics in publishing: use and abuse”. Editors, publishers, authors and all those interested in publication ethics are welcome to attend.

The seminar will include invited talks, in addition to breakout sessions in the afternoon with discussion of cases, and an interactive workshop on "Designing a flowchart".


Please register for the COPE seminar by completing the form below.

The Seminar is free for COPE members, US$300 for non-members and US$150 for ISMTE members who are not members of COPE (and attending only the COPE seminar).

ISMTE have kindly arranged for COPE members to attend the ISMTE 2-day conference at the ISMTE member rate of $325 USD (early registration fee then $400 USD after July 1). If you wish to attend the ISMTE conference as a COPE member, contact us here for the code. The ISMTE conference details can be found here (

Registration will close on July 30, 2015.


A special rate of $159 USD plus taxes per night (until July 26, 2015) for attendees to stay at the  Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel has been secured.

The room rate includes complimentary guest room internet access. To receive this rate, you must make your reservation by July 26, 2015. To make a reservation, please call 410-962-8300 and reference ISMTE or Click Here to reserve online.

Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
300 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410) 962-8300


The seminar will include invited talks from:

  • Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Donohue, Digital Science
  • David Crotty, Oxford University Press
  • Todd Carpenter, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

In addition, there will be:

  • Interactive workshop on "Designing a new COPE flowchart".
  • Opportunities to network and share your experiences and challenges.



Todd Carpenter

Organization: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

Todd Carpenter is Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), a non-profit industry trade association that fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information used in publishing, research, and learning. Throughout his career, Todd has served in a variety of roles with organizations that connected the publisher and library communities. Prior to joining NISO, Todd had been Director of Business Development with BioOne. He has held management positions at the Johns Hopkins University Press, the Energy Intelligence Group, and the Haworth Press. Todd is active on twitter @TAC_NISO and blogs regularly as a member of the Scholarly Kitchen.


David Crotty

Organization: Oxford University Press

David Crotty is a senior editor with Oxford University Press' journal publishing program. He oversees journal policy, does journals acquisitions, creation of new journals, and manages a suite of research society owned journals. David was previously an executive editor with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, creating, acquiring, and editing new science books, creating and running new journals (he served as the editor in chief for Cold Spring Harbor Protocols). David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to a science publishing house. David serves on the interim board of directors for CHOR Inc, a not-for-profit public-private partnership to increase public access to peer-reviewed publications that report on federally funded research. As the executive editor of the Society for Scholarly Publishing's Scholarly Kitchen blog, David regularly writes about the intersection of technology and publishing.


Elizabeth "Betsy" Donohue

Betsy Donohue

Organization: Digital Science

Betsy joined Digital Science in October of 2013 with nearly 20 years experience serving in a variety of marketing, sales and business development positions in the publishing industry. For nine of those years, Betsy was dedicated to developing and executing publisher facing commercial strategies at Swets, North America. She also spent several years working with STM publishers as Associate Vice President of the knowledge services and ‘smart content’