May 2011

News / COPE Forum agenda for 6 June 2011 meeting

Download the agenda and materials for the COPE Forum meeting 6 June 2011 here.  (PDF, 194kb).

News / Spanish version of flowcharts now available

14 out of the 17 COPE flowcharts are now available in Spanish and can be downloaded here.  We hope to have the full set available here shortly.  

News / COPE Research Grant - deadline looming

A reminder that the deadline for applications for the COPE research grant is 1 June 2011.  Any COPE member can apply for a grant (up to £5000) for a research project into publication ethics.

News / Announcement of COPE Council elections

Due to expansion of the size of COPE Council, we are seeking nominations for two new candidates.

News / COPE's first discussion document on plagiarism published

When aspects of publication ethics are particularly fast-moving or controversial COPE cannot always provide detailed guidance. Consequently, in a new venture for COPE, we are intending to publish a series of discussion documents with the aim to stimulate discussion rather than tell editors what to do. We hope that, by raising the issues, we can contribute to the debate within the academic publishing community and work towards agreement or definition of difficult problems.

News / The Royal Society seeks input into new study

The Royal Society is seeking input from academia, business, industry, Government, interest groups and members of the public for a new, major policy study on the use of scientific information as it affects scientists and society. It will ask how scientific information should be managed to support innovative and productive research that reflects public values. See http://bit.ly/k0vnv8 for more details.

News / Italian version of flowcharts now available

An Italian version of the COPE flowcharts are now available and can be downloaded here.   Coming soon: Farsi, Spanish, Korean, and others! More details can be seen here.

News / Chair of COPE gives evidence to parliamentary committee on peer review inquiry

You can  watch Liz Wager, COPE Chair, give evidence to the Science and Technology Committee on peer -review here.

News / COPE Research Grant - deadline is 1 June 2011

The closing date for applications for COPE's research grant is 1 June 2011.  Any COPE member can apply for a grant (up to £5000) for a research project into publication ethics. See http://www.publicationethics.org/resources/research for more details and an application form.

News / Report from I BRISPE now published

The report from I BRISPE (the 1st Brazilian meeting on Research Integrity, Science and Publication Ethics) has now been published.  The meeting took place in December 2010, and was attended by the COPE Chair, Liz Wager, who also presented at the 5 day meeting.