COPE Seminar 2015

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Monday 12 October 2015, 10am to 4pm

Park Inn Hotel London Heathrow, Bath Road, Heathrow, Middlesex UB7 ODU, UK






COPE will host “An introduction to publication ethics” seminar in London this year. This seminar is aimed at new or less experienced editors and editorial and publishing staff, who would like to learn more about COPE and publication ethics. The seminar will focus on the themes of plagiarism and peer review.

The seminar is being held in collaboration with ISMTE (International Society of Managing and Technical Editors), on Monday 12 October 2015 at the Park Inn Hotel London Heathrow, 10am–4pm.

The seminar will include an overview of COPE, two invited speakers, in addition to breakout sessions in the afternoon with cases workshops.


Please register for the COPE seminar by completing the form below.

The seminar is free for COPE members and ISMTE members, and £300 for non-members. Numbers are strictly limited to 50 and early booking is advisable.

ISMTE have kindly arranged for COPE members to attend the ISMTE 1 day conference at the ISMTE member rate of $255 USD (early registration fee, then $295 USD after 25 September). If you wish to attend the ISMTE conference as a COPE member, contact us here ( for the code. Details of the ISMTE event can be found here (

Registration will close on 30 September 2015.


The seminar is at the Park Inn By Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre, London Heathrow. Please contact the hotel directly to book your room and reference ISMT1110 to receive the ISMTE discount.

Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre London Heathrow

Bath Road


Middlesex UB7 0DU, UK


Website, click here


The full programme can be downloaded here.


Adrian Slater

Organisation: University of Leeds

Adrian Slater

Adrian Slater is a Solicitor and Head of Legal Services at the University of Leeds. He regularly advises on ethics, misconduct cases and plagiarism related disputes both within his university and outside involving third parties. He has helped draft codes of ethical practice for various academic societies. He does lectures and training sessions on ethics and plagiarism at his university and other institutions. His most exciting moment professionally? “Being accidentally involved in a shoot out in Vilnius”.  



Irene Hames

Organisation: Editorial and Publishing Consultant, COPE Council Member 2010–13

irene hamesAfter gaining a PhD in Cell Biology, Irene Hames moved into scientific publishing and spent over 30 years working on scholarly journals and books, including 20 years as the managing editor of a large, international science journal. She now works as an independent consultant to the publishing, higher education and research sectors, specialising in peer review, research integrity and publication ethics. She is the author of the book Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals, and in 2011 was the specialist advisor to the UK Parliament House of Commons Science and Technology Committee for its inquiry into peer review and the resulting report, Peer Review in Scientific Publications. Irene was a Council Member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) 2010–13. She originated the COPE Case Taxonomy and produced the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. Irene currently holds advisory roles with Sense About Science, the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (of which she was a founding Board member) and Axios Review. In 2011 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, and now sits on the Society’s Research Dissemination Committee. She is also on the Editorial Board of Learned Publishing, the journal of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, published in collaboration with the Society for Scholarly Publishing.
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