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Ninth International Congress on peer review and scientific publication

The aim of the Congress is to encourage research into the quality and credibility of peer review and scientific publication, to establish the evidence base on which scientists can improve the conduct, reporting, and dissemination of scientific research.


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

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COPE workshop, ISMTE Asia-Pacific conference 2020

Please note that there has been a change in date for this conference and workshop. Due to the current travel restrictions in the region, and to allow as many people to participate as possible, the conference and workshop have been rescheduled to 14-15  September 2020 (previously March 2020).

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COPE North American Seminar 2020: Ohio State University, USA

Seminar postponed

COPE, like many organisations, is grappling with the impact of the coronavirus and we are sorry to inform you that our Trustee Board made the difficult decision to postpone our North American seminar which we had planned for June 2020. The health of our members and staff is our first priority, and we hope to announce a new date in 2021 in the coming months.


World Forum Principles of Scientific Publication

Heather Tierney, COPE Council, has been invited, on behalf of COPE, to speak at the session on authorship, which opens this forum.

The forum addresses the mechanics and ethics of publishing research from all disciplines – philosophy and humanities to mathematics and computational physics. The forum's goal is to assemble scholars from around the globe and encourage an open dialogue between the decision makers, coworkers, and students. The following questions will give a focus to the discussion:


Society for Scholarly Publishing annual meeting

Deborah Poff, COPE Chair, and Rachel Safer, COPE Council are speaking at this sponsored session on: Rethinking equity, inclusion, and ethics in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to future-proof standards in research communication.

In 2019, COPE partnered with Routledge, Taylor & Francis, to explore the publication ethics issues editors were experiencing across these fields. This has resulted in the first ever in-depth study in this area.


CSE annual meeting: Editorial policy ethics clinic

Heather Tierney, COPE Council, is discussing retractions in the CSE editorial policy ethics clinic. 


International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) Annual Meeting

ISMPP is offering a 10% registration discount to COPE members for its 16th Annual Meeting, The Evolving Role of the Scientific Communications Professional in an Open World, 20-22 April 2020, in Washington, DC.

Check out the meeting at, and enter 16AMCOPE in the “discount code” field when you register. This special discount is available until 25 March 2020.

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COPE Forum: Friday 6 March 2020

Our March Forum, held by webinar, will follow the usual format where we have a discussion topic, followed by members' cases presented for discussion and advice from all those participating in the Forum. 

Our discussion topic for this March Forum will be 'Editing of reviewer comments'.



American Academy of Pain Management annual meeting

Rachel Safer, COPE Council, will be presenting at the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) about publication ethics, during the session on preparing, writing and submitting work for publication.