Elizabeth Moylan

Council Title: 
Co-opted Council Member

Term of office as a Co-opted Council member

2016-2019 First Term

Elizabeth Moylan is Senior Editor (Peer Review Strategy and Innovation) at BMC (part of Springer Nature).She originally joined BMC in 2004, as an in-house Editor handling peer review on the BMC series of journals in the early days of the open access movement. In subsequent roles she has been involved in journal development activity across a number of BMC series titles including overseeing the launch of various journals. In her present role she supports the development and implementation of new approaches to peer review and related policy at BMC. She is an Editorial Board Member for Research Integrity and Peer Review, a member of the Advisory Board for EnTIRE (an EU proposal for Mapping the research ethics and research integrity framework) and a mentor for MiRoR (Methods in Research on Research). Elizabeth has a PhD in plant systematics from the University of Oxford and undertook postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford.

Talks and presentations: 


Oral testimony at the British House of Commons, Science and Technology Committee inquiry on Research integrity, London, UK. 21 November 2017.

"View on peer review from COPE". COPE webinar: Current issues in peer review 14 September 2017.

"An analysis of peer review cases brought to COPE from 1997-2016" poster presentation at the Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication, Chicago USA, 10-12 September 2017.

"COPE: promoting integrity in research and publication." University College London, 15 March 2017.


"COPE and Publication Ethics". International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE). Windsor, London, UK. 25-27 July 2016.

Pre-conference workshop: Introduction to Publication Ethics. 13th EASE Conference, Strasbourg, France. 10-12 June 2016

"Who owns peer reviews?". Podcast with Pete Binfield, PeerJ. 19 Sept 2016.