SciELO 20 Years Conference

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, 28 September 2018 - 7:00pm
São Paulo, SP, Brazil

The SciELO 20 Years Conference will address and debate – during its three day program – the main political, methodological and technological issues and trends that define today’s state of the art in scholarly communication.

These issues will also be shaping the future of the universal openness of scholarly publishing and its relationship with today’s Open Access journals, in particular those of the SciELO Network.

One of the topics of interest will be the alignment of the journals and SciELO’s operations with the practices of open science, such as publishing research data, expediting editorial processes and communication through the continuous publication of articles and the adoption of preprints, maximizing the transparency of research evaluation and the flow of scholarly communication, and searching for more comprehensive systems for assessing articles and journals.

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EASE Conference

Date & Time: 
Friday, 8 June 2018 - 9:00am to Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 1:15pm
Bucharest, Romania

A stimulating programme of plenary lectures (including Bernd Pulverer, EMBO Press, María del Carmen Ruíz Alcocer, AMERBAC, and Mark Patterson, eLife) and parallel sessions covering a range of topics on editing and managing journals, sex and gender policy, peer review, data citation, reducing waste in research and freelance editing.

COPE are running a half day workshop on Publication Ethics and will be participating in a session on Data Availability and Citation.

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Australia Seminar

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 9:00am
Melbourne, Australia

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The seminar, held in collaboration with Wiley, WCRI (World Conference on Research Integrity) RMIT University and QUT, is themed "Levers for transparency: from funding to publication".

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CSE Annual Meeting

Date & Time: 
Saturday, 5 May 2018 - 8:00am to Monday, 7 May 2018 - 1:00pm
New Orleans, USA

The theme of this year's meeting is 'Publishing in the changing climate of the research ecosystem'.

COPE Council member Daniel Kulp will run a session on "What to do if you suspect fraud or fabrication". Heather Tierney will be a panel member on the ethics clinic on the issues around preprints. COPE Vice-Chair, Deborah Poff, will be part of a panel discussing citation manipulation.

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Neicon 7th International Scientific and Practical Conference

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, 27 April 2018 - 5:00pm
Moscow, Russia

Behrooz Astaneh, COPE Council member, is speaking at this conference titled "2018: Editorial Policy, Open Access, Scientific Communications".

Neicon scientific and practical conference

COPE Asia-Pacific Workshop, Singapore

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Following on from the success of previous workshops in Singapore and Beijing, COPE is delighted to announce another half day workshop, in collaboration with ISMTE (International Society of Managing and Technical Editors), on Wednesday 28 March 2018, at the Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, 177A River Valley Road, 179031 Singapore.

The theme of the workshop is "Publication ethics". Editors, publishers, authors and all those interested in publication ethics are welcome to attend.


Please register for the workshop by completing the form below. Registration will close on 18 March 2018

The workshop is free for COPE members and ISMTE members, GBP£50 for non-members.

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COPE Forum February 2018

Date & Time: 
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

The first COPE Forum of the year, where we discuss cases submitted by members, will take place on 26 February from 4-5.30pm (GMT). Taking part in the Forum allows members to contribute to, as well as learn from, the cases being discussed.

Deadline for submission of cases is 19 February
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COPE Forum: dates for 2018

Date & Time: 
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The quarterly COPE Forum meetings, where we discuss cases submitted by members, will take place in February, April, August and November in 2018. The Forums will be by webinar, except for the August meeting, where we are delighted to announce that this will be a face to face meeting at the International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) Conference, Liberty Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts.

Monday 26 February 2018, 4PM (GMT)

Monday 30 April 2018, 4PM (BST) 

Wednesday 8 August 2018, 1.30-4.30PM (EST) (Boston, Massachusetts, USA) at the INANE Conference

Monday 5 November 2018, 4PM (GMT) 

Deadline for submission of cases for the February Forum: 12 February

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COPE Forum November

Date & Time: 
Monday, 13 November 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Our COPE Forum will be held by webinar and is open to COPE members. Taking part in the Forum allows members to contribute to, as well as learn from, the cases being discussed. Register now as the Forum is limited to 100 attendees.

We will also be discussing Self-Citation: Where's the Line? during the Forum. You are welcome to add your comments on this topic before the Forum, whether or not you are attending the Forum.

Register to attend the Forum by: Friday 10 November 

Forum agenda and materials

The agenda for the COPE Forum on Monday 13 November:

1. Update on COPE activities by the Chair

2. Forum discussion: Self-citation: where's the line?

3. New cases
   17-11 Authorship dispute unsatisfactorily resolved by institution (JM)

   17-12 Potential figure manipulation with corresponding author uncontactable
   17-13 Unhelpful institution report (SS)
   17-14 Withdrawal request by an author (LS)

4. Updates
   17-11 Authorship dispute unsatisfactorily resolved by institution
   17-12 Potential figure manipulation with corresponding author uncontactable

Forum agenda and materials

COPE webinar: Current Issues in Peer Review

Date & Time: 
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 5:00pm

As part of this year's Peer Review Week our webinar: Current Issues in Peer Review will take place on Thursday 14 September, 5-6pm (BST). We will be discussing the topical issues in peer review that are faced by COPE members, tying in with Peer Review Week's Transparency theme. Our four guest speakers will present their views and answer questions from the audience in a Q&A at the end of the webinar.

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