Elected Trustee (on leave until February 2021)
Term of office as a Trustee
September 2019-September 2020 First term
Term of office as Elected Council member
August 2016-August 2019 First term
Deborah Kahn has worked in scholarly publishing for over 30 years, starting in books and journals production, moving through acquisitions to senior management positions: latterly with Springer Nature as Executive Vice President BioMed Central and currently as Global Publishing Director at Taylor & Francis, where she is also responsible for the Publishing Ethics and Integrity team. During her career she has gained an advanced understanding and experience of ethical issues in research and journals publishing. At BioMed Central, she established one of the first Research Integrity teams in a publishing company, and introduced a training programme for Editors and regular Editors’ conferences which included hands-on workshops for Editors concerning ethical issues. In 2014, Deborah was responsible for leading the response to the discovery of the fake reviewers, in close cooperation with COPE. In 2015, she coordinated efforts between the Think, Check, Submit campaign to educate authors on how to recognise ethical publications. As well as being a COPE Council Member since 2016, she has served on the Board of OASPA, as a member of the EC-funded SOAP project, an expert advisor to the European Science Foundation, on the Serials Publishers Executive of the Publishers Association and the training committee of STM.
Deborah has also served as COPE Digest co-Editor.