Following our recent call for nominations, we were delighted to receive so much interest in participating on COPE Council and for the two vacancies available.
In accordance with our process, and its remit, the Nominations Subommittee carefully and thoroughly reviewed all applications and produced a shortlist of 7 candidates to put forward for election. In its recommendations, the subcommittee has taken account of the knowledge, skills and experience of each candidate. Preference was given to those candidates who best met our current needs: candidates from Mainland Europe, Scandinavia and South America, and from the social sciences/humanities areas.
A brief summary of each candidate is shown below together with copies of their CVs and application letters. The summary highlights how the candidate meets one or more of the needs highlighted by the subcommittee and is not meant to be taken in isolation from their more detailed application.
Voting for the TWO vacancies will remain open until Wednesday 19 July 2017. All Full and Associate Members are entitled to vote for UP TO TWO CANDIDATES.*
The candidates receiving the highest numbers of votes shall be deemed elected to council. In the event of a tied vote, the Chair of COPE shall have the casting vote. The results of the election shall be declared on the website. The current Council can be found here.
(*Please note: there is only one vote per journal title, even for journals with multiple editors. The vote should be cast by the Member editor, who is usually the Editor-in-Chief, or otherwise by the nominated contact for the journal. Associate members and publishers have one vote each.)