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Council of Science Editors short course on publication ethics

The course will address ethical issues that arise in journal publication and ways of investigating and resolving breaches of publication ethics.


European meeting of ISMPP

Collaboration, connectivity and change: a holistic view of the scientific communications environment in 2021.


CIVICA online research training

Simon Linacre, COPE Trustee, is presenting at the CIVICA (The European University of Social Sciences) online research ethics training session for PhD and postdoctoral researchers from CIVICA partner universities. 

The session is part of research ethics training organised by The Hertie School and will focus on ethical issues in publishing, sharing and disseminating research findings.


UKRIO research integrity webinar

Good research practise from the publishers' perspective

The webinar will discuss what good practice means from the perspective of academic publishers and journal editors.

Speakers include: Chris Graf, Director of Research Integrity at Wiley; Suzanne Farley, Research Integrity Director at Springer Nature; and Deborah Poff, Chair of COPE.  Deborah Poff has edited four scholarly journals in her career and will focus on good research practice from the perspective of an editor in chief of a journal.

COPE event

COPE Forum: Tuesday 15 December 2020

COPE members can now register to attend the December Forum, to be held on Tuesday 15 December 2:00-3:30pm GMT. The deadline to register is Monday 14 December.

The discussion topic is 'Predatory publishing: next steps and where do we go from here?'. This will be followed by discussion and advice among attendees on members' cases submitted in advance (see cases below).


ISTME European virtual event

The International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) are exploring 'Evolving trends in scholarly publishing' during this two day event.

COPE Council member, Matt Hodgkinson is speaking at this virtual event on Friday 20 November 10:00-10:30am (GMT).

COPE event

COPE peer review workshop

Following the popularity of our September peer review workshop, COPE is repeating the workshop at the earlier time of 9am (GMT) which we hope will suit members in different time zones. We will be working through peer review cases submitted by members, share in the discussion and suggest what the editor(s) should do next.


Medical editors short course 2020

Medical editors short course, PSP Consulting

Training journal editors for over 20 years, this workshop is designed to help editors ensure their journals achieve the maximum impact with the best research. The programme looks at the world of publishing, attracting (and keeping) authors; ensuring quality and increasing visibility and readership. Run with only 25 participants, the course is highly interactive and allows editors to discover solutions for their own journals.

The course is endorsed by the BMJ, Wiley and the European Association of Science Editors


Peer review week 2020

Peer Review Week, 21-25 September 2020, is dedicated to the theme 'Trust in peer review'.

Many organisations and individuals are getting involved in Peer Review Week and you can join the discussion on Twitter @PeerRevWeek using the hashtags #TrustInPeerReview and #PeerRevWeek20.

COPE event

Peer review workshop

COPE members: join us for an online workshop during Peer Review Week. We will be working through peer review cases submitted by members, share in the discussion and suggest what the editor(s) should do next.