Events

SciELO 20 Years Conference

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, 28 September 2018 - 7:00pm
Location: 
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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COPE Asia-Pacific Workshop, Singapore

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Singapore

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.

Registration

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
Location: 
Webinar

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
Location: 
Webinar

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
Location: 
Webinar

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
   (JM)
   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
Location: 
Webinar

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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8th International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication

Date & Time: 
Sunday, 10 September 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA

As with previous Congresses, the aim is to improve the quality and credibility of biomedical information and to help advance the efficiency, effectiveness, and equitability of scientific information dissemination throughout the world.

See here for more details

14th Annual IAVE Meeting

Date & Time: 
Saturday, 9 September 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Chicago, USA

Held at Swissotel in Chicago in conjunction with the 2017 International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication. The themes of this year's meeting are peer review and predatory journals/publishers.

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COPE Forum

Date & Time: 
Monday, 24 July 2017 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Webinar

Register for the July Forum

The COPE Forum 4-5.30pm (BST) 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 current cases being discussed. In addition to the cases we will be holding a discussion on "Preprints: What are the issues?"

Deadline to register: Friday 21 July

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Preprints: what are the issues?

We will be discussing preprint issues at the COPE Forum on 24 July but it will make for a more animated discussion if we could have your comments on the discussion document before the Forum. Members and non-members, please add your experience to the discussion:

Preprints: what are the issues?

Forum agenda and materials

The agenda for the COPE Forum on Monday 24 July:

1. Update on COPE activities by the Chair

2. Forum discussion: Preprints: what are the issues?

3. New cases
   17-11 Authorship dispute unsatisfactorily resolved by institution (JM)
   17-12 Potential figure manipulation with corresponding author uncontactable
   (JM)
   17-13 Unhelpful institution report (SS)
   17-14 Withdrawal request by an author (LS)

4. Updates
   17-09 Lead author

Forum agenda and materials

 

COPE webinar: Standards in authorship

Date & Time: 
Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Webinar 2-3PM (British Summer Time, BST)

Register for authorship webinar

Join our first COPE webinar for information, shared discussion and practical advice on common authorship issues faced by COPE members.

We will be discussing the main issues that are brought to COPE for advice, ranging from what constitutes authorship to guidelines for authorship and questionable authorship practices.

Three guest speakers will present their views given their background as editors and researchers and their experience in developing best practices.

What guidance could journals consider? What issues are critical for researchers? Can developments such as ORCID and CRediT assist with ethical considerations that need to be taken into account with authorship? These are just some of the questions we intend to cover during the webinar.

There will be an open discussion with questions from attendees. You can email your question in advance or ask questions during the webinar.

The webinar is free, and open to COPE members only.

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Moderator

Trevor Lane, Education Director and Senior Publishing Consultant at Edanz Group, Japan and COPE Council Member 

Trevor has an MA in Biochemistry and Chemical Pharmacology and a PhD in Physiological Sciences from the University of Oxford. After two postdoctoral research positions in Hong Kong, he worked in journalism and publishing at various academic, research, and commercial institutions. He was the managing editor of several general and specialist medical journals in Asia and the senior editor of two social science journals in the United States. From 2005 to 2015, he headed a knowledge exchange unit at the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, where he taught research communication and ethics to postgraduate students and helped staff publish and publicize their research.

 

Speakers

Deborah Poff, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Academic Ethics and COPE Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect

Deborah was previously Executive Vice-President Academic and Provost and Vice-President for Strategic Development at Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences. Prior to that she was President and Vice-Chancellor of Brandon University in Manitoba. From 1994 to 2004, she was Vice-President Academic and Provost at the University of Northern British Columbia. She is the co-founder and for over 30 years was the Editor of the Journal of Business Ethics. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Academic Ethics as well as Editor in Chief of Advances in Business Ethics Research (a book series). She is the Editor of Business Ethics in Canada and the Section Editor on Business and Economic Ethics of Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics published by Elsevier in 2012.  She recently co-edited Citation Classics from the Journal of Business Ethics: Celebrating the First Thirty Years of Publication with Springer. Her areas of research are applied ethics and leadership studies. Most recently, she is Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics, to be published by Springer Nature. In 2016, Deborah Poff was awarded the Order of Canada for her work in universities and for increasing educational opportunities for Aboriginal people.

 

Kelly Cobey, Senior Clinical Research Associate at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada

Kelly is a Senior Clinical Research Associate in the Knowledge Synthesis Group at the Ottawa Methods Centre at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada. In her capacity as Publications Officer she provides educational outreach on best practice in academic biomedical publishing. Kelly is a member of EQUATOR Canada, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventative Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and an Honorary Researcher at The University of Stirling. She obtained her PhD in Psychology (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) and has an MRes in Biology (University of Liverpool, England) and BSc in Psychology and Biology (McMaster University, Canada). Kelly also worked as a Lecturer at The University of Stirling (Scotland) and held a Fyssen Research Fellowship (University of Paris North, France).

 

Liz Allen, Director of Strategic Initiatives at F1000 

Liz is Director of Strategic Initiatives at F1000, a provider of services to biomedical researchers to support the discovery, writing and publication of new scientific findings. She was formerly Head of Evaluation at the Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s largest biomedical research charities. During more than a decade at the Wellcome Trust, Liz developed infrastructure to support research governance, progress monitoring and impact assessment, and shape funding programme evaluations to support research strategy. During 2010-2015 Liz was Board Director of ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), and is currently a Co-Chair of Project CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) which aims to bring greater granularity and transparency to contributions for scholarly outputs.

 

Suggested resources

What constitutes authorship? COPE discussion document
https://publicationethics.org/files/u7141/Authorship_DiscussionDocument_0_0.pdf

How to handle authorship disputes: a guide for new researchers
https://publicationethics.org/files/2003pdf12_0.pdf

ICMJE: Defining the role of authors and contributors
http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html

Beyond authorship: attribution, contribution, collaboration and credit
http://openscholar.mit.edu/sites/default/files/dept/files/lpub28-2_151-155.pdf

Transparency in Authors' Contributions and Responsibilities to Promote Integrity in Scientific Publication
http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/05/20/140228

Fostering integrity in research
https://www.nap.edu/download/21896

COPE flowcharts
https://publicationethics.org/files/Full%20set%20of%20English%20flowcharts_9Nov2016.pdf
 

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COPE is updating its discussion document What Constitutes Authorship?

This document aims to stimulate discussion about the issue to help inform the debate and provide guidance where that is needed. We encourage journal editors, reviewers, researchers, institutions, funders, and third party services to comment (whether or not they are COPE members).

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