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COPE Peer Review Workshop, pre-Munin Conference, Norway, 2019

In the run up to the Munin conference on scholarly publishing, COPE is holding a pre-conference workshop on peer review for editors expertly run by COPE Council members Howard Browman  and Mirjam Curno.


Medical Journal Editors: Short Course 2019

This international workshop (in its 23rd year) 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) good 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.

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COPE Forum: Monday 11 November 2019

The November Forum 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 November Forum will be Artificial Intelligence (AI) in decision making.



Charleston Conference 2019

The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment.

COPE Chair, Deborah Poff, will be speaking about the publication ethics challenges in arts, humanities, and social sciences and what this means for librarians. Also in this session giving different perspectives on the issues are Jennie McMillan, Taylor and Francis and Claire Sewell, Cambridge University Library.


Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and International Association of STM Publishers (STM)

Trevor Lane, COPE Council, has been invited by JST and STM to give a talk giving insight into publication ethics. The event is themed "The transformation in scholarly publishing: Research integrity and publication ethics"

This is a free event at JST headquarters

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ISMTE European Conference 2019

Chris Graf, COPE Past co-Chair, will speak at ISMTE's European conference themed "Working together through change". The COPE session, Change and constants at COPE,  will look at new ethical challenges facing journal editorial and peer review processes and how journals need to adapt to face these. Attendees can save $50 by registering before September 16.


Tokyo University & Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

COPE council member Tracey Bretag will give two presentations on academic and research integrity in Japan, during which Tracey will speak about COPE guidance.

These will be at Tokyo University on 'Academic integrity - why is it so important?' and at Kyoto Pharmaceutical University about 'Responsible conduct of research: principles, codes and practices'.

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COPE European Seminar 2019

COPE's 2019 European Seminar will be held in Leiden, Netherlands on 23 September 2019. Leiden is just 20 minutes by train from Amsterdam's Schipol Airport.


ISMPP Asia Pacific Meeting 2019

ISMPP is offering a 10% registration discount to COPE members for its Asia Pacific Meeting, Bridging Global Standards and Regional Practices, 6 September 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. Learn about the meeting at, and enter COPE19AP in the “Discount Code” field when you register. This special discount is available until 7 August 2019.


Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) Convention 2019

Trevor Lane, COPE Council member, is keynote speaker on 'Ethical issues and publishing misconduct' at APAME's 2019 convention in Xi'an.