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COPE European Seminar 2019

Daily realities and future challenges in publication ethics

Monday 23 September 2019, 9.30am - 5.00pm, Golden Tulip Leiden Centre, Schipholweg 3, 2316 XB, Leiden, The Netherlands


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COPE's 2019 European Seminar, is being held in Leiden, the Netherlands, on Monday 23 September 2019. Leiden is only a 20 minute train journey from Amsterdam's Schipol Airport and 36 minutes from Amsterdam Centraal station. More information about Leiden and how to get there at Netherlands Tourism and Visit Leiden. The Golden Tulip hotel is a 5 minute walk from Leiden Centraal train station (map)

Editors, publishers, authors and all those interested in publication ethics are welcome to attend. During the day we will break for informal networking with refreshment breaks and a buffet lunch. 


Final programme out now!









What's new from COPE

  • New discussion document on citation manipulation
  • Updated guidance on retractions
  • Revised discussion document on preprints
  • Revised discussion document on what constitutes authorship

Text recycling research project
Text recycling is an increasingly important and controversial issue in scholarly communication, yet little actual research has been conducted and it is rarely addressed in the ethical training of researchers. The Text Recycling Research Project is the first large scale investigation of the topic. The aim of the NSF-supported project is to better understand text recycling, to help build consensus among stakeholders, and to promote ethical and appropriate practice.

  • What do gatekeepers across academic fields believe about appropriate text recycling practice? Michael Pemberton, Georgia Southern University. Professor of Writing and Linguistics, Director of the University Writing Center, and Editor of Across the Disciplines 
  • What do STEM researchers actually do in practice? Cary Moskovitz (Lead PI), Duke University. Associate Professor of the Practice and Director of Writing in the Disciplines, Thompson Writing Program
  • When is text recycling legal and when does it violate copyright or contract law? David R Hansen, Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections and Scholarly Communications, Lead Copyright and Information Policy Officer, Duke University Libraries 

Predatory Publishing plenary

  • Deborah Poff, COPE Chair, introduces new guidance from COPE on predatory publishing as well as presenting a philosophical whistle-stop tour of the complexities in defining and naming the problem. 


  • Howard Browman, COPE Council, presents COPE's updated retraction guidelines
  • Thed van Leeuwen, Senior Researcher, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden, will discuss the scientometrics of retractions
  • Catriona Fennell, Director Publishing Services, STM Journals, Elsevier will give a publisher's perspective on retractions

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences research

  • Deborah Kahn, COPE Council, presents findings from COPE's research among editors in the arts, humanities, and social sciences

Integrity issues

  • Frank van Kolfschooten, writer/journalist, The Netherlands, will discuss the responsibilities, difficulties and challenges of 25 years of reporting on cases of research misconduct in the media

COPE cases workshop

  • Small groups discussing real cases that have been presented at COPE Forum

Summary and close

Frits Rosendaal, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, and COPE Council



Howard I Browman, Institute of Marine Research, Storebø, Norway, and COPE Council


Howard Browman is Principal Research Scientist with the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen, Norway (since 1998). Howard’s research interests cover a broad range of subject areas in biological oceanography and fisheries science andhehas published >150 articles, books and edited volumes. He has been editor-in-chief of several marine science journals and is currently editor-in-chief of the ICES Journal of Marine Science. He is a longstanding member of the Council of Science Editors' editorial policy committee and has contributed to sections of their best practice white paper and to resource documents on predatory publishers, publication metrics, publication oversight committees, and editorial board membership guidelines. He has experience on the boards and publication committees of several scholarly societies.  


Catriona Fennell, Director Publishing Services, STM Journals, Elsevier


Catriona Fennell graduated from the National University of Galway, Ireland, and joined Elsevier as a Journal Manager in 1999. She later had the opportunity to learn about the intricacies of peer review while supporting and training hundreds of editors during the introduction of Elsevier Editorial System (EES). Since then, Catriona has worked in various management roles in STM Journals Publishing, and as Director of Publishing Services, she is now responsible for its publishing integrity and reproducibility programs. Her current role includes serving on Elsevier’s retraction panel, overseeing the implementation of detection tools for plagiarism and image manipulation and updating Elsevier Journals’ overall policies on research integrity.


David R Hansen, Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections and Scholarly Communications, Lead Copyright and Information Policy Officer, Duke University Libraries

David Hanson, formerly Faculty Research Librarian at UNC School of Law and Fellow at UC Berkeley Law Digital Library Copyright Project, has written and taught extensively on legal and ethical dimensions of copyright, publishing and access to information. He has contributed to briefs filed on behalf of libraries, academic authors and legal scholars, including Authors Guild v. Google (Google Books digitization case) and Authors Guild v. HathiTrust (research library digitization). David has actively participated in submitting comments and speaking at roundtables hosted by federal agencies on library copyright issues. David holds a JD and an MS in Information and Library Science.


Deborah Kahn, Publishing Director, Taylor & Francis, and COPE Council  


Deborah Kahn has worked in scholarly publishing for over 30 years, starting in books and journals production, moving through acquisitions to senior management positions: most recently with Springer Nature as Executive Vice President BioMed Central and currently as Publishing Director, Medicine and Open Access at Taylor & Francis, where she also chairs the Ethics Committee. In 2015, she coordinated efforts between the Think, Check, Submit campaign to educate authors on how to recognise ethical publications. 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.


Cary Moskovitz (Lead PI), Duke University. Associate Professor of the Practice and Director of Writing in the Disciplines, Thompson Writing Program. 

Cary Moskovitz’s articles and essays related to teaching writing or text recycling have appeared in  publications such as The Chronicle of Higher EducationScienceResearch Integrity and Peer ReviewScience and Engineering Ethics, and BioScience. He has served as a consultant on writing pedagogy and led faculty workshops at a number of US colleges and universities. Cary directs the Text Recycling Research Project.


 Michael Pemberton, Georgia Southern University. Professor of Writing and Linguistics, Director of the University Writing Center, and Editor of Across the Disciplines

Michael Pemberton is past president of the International Writing Centers Association. He has published six books and over 50 articles on writing center theory, ethics and technologies. Michael serves on the editorial and review boards of multiple journals and is editor of the journal Across the Disciplines. He also serves as the Series Editor for Across the Disciplines Books (UP Colorado).


Deborah Poff, President, Leading with Integrity, and COPE Chair 


Deborah Poff is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of applied ethics. Specifically, she works in the area of business and professional ethics, healthcare ethics, research ethics and publication ethics. Deborah was previously the President and Vice-Chancellor of Brandon University. From 1994 to 2004, she was the Vice-President Academic and Provost at the University of Northern British Columbia. In 2004, she was awarded a Fellowship in Public Policy with the Sheldon Chumir Foundation in Ethical Leadership. She is the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Academic Ethics. She is also the Editor-in-chief of a book series, Advances in Business Ethics, and the Editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. In 2016, she was awarded the Order of Canada. Dr Poff is the current Chair of COPE.


Frits R Rosendaal, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, and COPE Council


Frits R Rosendaal is professor and chairman of clinical epidemiology at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), The Netherlands. His main research interest is cardiovascular epidemiology and he published over 900 articles in the field. He was editor in chief of the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, and currently he is chairman of the Committee on Scientific Integrity of the LUMC and Leiden University, and member of the Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO). He is an elected member of The Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the German Academy Leopoldina. He has received the highest scientific award of The Netherlands (Spinoza award) and was bestowed an honorary doctorate by the University Descartes, Paris.


Frank van Kolfschooten, writer/journalist


Frank van Kolfschooten is a writer/journalist. His main areas of interest are (medical) science, sports and history. He has published in NRC Handelsbladde VolkskrantVrij NederlandHard grasScienceThe LancetNature and New Scientist, among others. Since 2006, he has been the editor of the literary football magazine Hard Gras. He has published two books about scientific misconduct in The Netherlands.


Thed van Leeuwen, Senior Researcher, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden, The Netherlands                                                                                                               

Thed van Leeuwen is a senior researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University. He is co-leading the research theme on Open Science, and the project leader of the Open Science Monitor. As a member of the SES research group, other research topics relate to the evaluation of research, in particular in the social sciences, law and the humanities, as well as in the ways research quality is perceived. He is currently involved in PRINTEGER (Promoting Integrity as an Integral Dimension of Excellence in Research), an EC funded project on integrity and responsible research, and in R-Quest, an international collaborative study funded by the Norwegian Research Council. Within Leiden University, Thed teaches in the CWTS Minor Science and Technology in Society (StiS), as well as the in Honors Class The academic Life. He teaches in Leiden University and elsewhere on such topics as scientometrics, scientific communication, research integrity and policy/politics. Thed is co-editor of the journal Research Evaluation.



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