News & Opinion

News / VIDEO: Charon Pierson discusses medical publication ethics with Turnitin

Charon Pierson, COPE council member and editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP), talks with Jason Chu from Turnitin about medical publication ethics and how editors and researchers can avoid plagiarism.

Watch Charon here (transcript available).

News / Ethical Editing – Winter 2012 issue

Download the Winter issue of Ethical Editing, the newsletter from COPE.
This issue's theme is ''Making a commitment to ethical publication of research''.

This is the last edition of the Newsletter. Next year we will be exploring new ways of communicating with our members.

News / COPE Forum agenda and materials: 4 December 2012 meeting

Download the agenda and materials for the COPE Forum meeting 4 December 2012 here (PDF, 161kb).

News / Presentations from COPE European Seminar now online

The video presentations (and slides) from the COPE European Seminar on 'Correcting the Literature' (16 March 2012) are now available online here.  The video presentations from the North American Seminar will be available shortly.  

News / Apply for a COPE Research Grant - deadline 1 December 2012

The closing date for applications for COPE's research grant is 1 December 2012.  Any COPE member can apply for a grant (up to £5000) for a research project into publication ethics. See here for more details and an application form.

News / CSE/COPE Joint Webinar on Authorship: recordings now online

The recordings and presentations from the Council of Science Editors/COPE Joint Webinar on Authorship held on October 22, 2012 are now available to download from the CSE website.

News / SpotOn London 2012: Q&A with Dr Ginny Barbour

Leading up to the session on academic misconduct and fraud at SpotOn London, on 11-12 November, COPE chair Ginny Barbour did a Q&A for Nature. See here:

Opinion / European Science Editing: August issue

The August issue of European Science Editing can be downloaded here (PDF, 2MB).

Opinion / COPE Chair, Virginia Barbour, discusses retractions on BBC Radio 4

COPE Chair Ginny Barbour, Ivan Oransky from Retraction Watch, and Richard Van Noorden from Nature took part in a discussion on retractions on the BBC Radio 4 programme Material World (audio available).

Opinion / Research misconduct in the anaesthesiology community

Editor in chief of Anaesthesia and former COPE council member, Steve Yentis, has written three blogs on research misconduct: infamous names in anaesthesia—part one, part two and part three.