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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.


7th World Conference on Research integrity

The theme of the conference is Fostering Research Integrity in an Unequal World. The conference is relevant to Research Integrity stakeholders across all disciplinary fields from the basic and applied natural and biomedical sciences to the humanities and social sciences. Important RI stakeholders include researchers, institutional leaders, national and international policy makers, funders and journals.


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).


Meeting of ISMPP 2020

Following the cancellation of the meeting in Boston, due to COVID-19, the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) will now be held by webinar on 16-18 June, 2020 (ET). 

The Meeting Program Focuses on 3 Themes: open science, effective communication and evolving role.

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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:


EASE virtual conference: Editors and editing in a time of crisis

The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is hosting this virtual conference following the postponement of their scheduled conference in Valencia. The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted most of the world, not only endangering lives and livelihoods but also raising issues over scientific reporting and credibility. The role of the editor in the transmission of credible, reliable, and quality-assured science has never been greater.

This conference will consider the impact of crisis situations on scholarly and science editors. We will be asking what have we learned, and what lessons can we take away to help us in the future?

The programme has been developed to be as interactive as possible, so that experiences of editors can be shared, and the views of members exchanged.


ALPSP webinar: New research assessment policies in China

The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers are hosting this webinar to discuss the new research assessment policies in China.

The Chinese government has released policy changes on how it will assess researchers. In this webinar, the speakers will review the changes and discuss how these may influence the publishing behaviour of Chinese academics and researchers within STM. They will also consider the wider implications for the international research and publishing landscape.

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COPE Forum: Tuesday 2 June 2020

Our June Forum, held by webinar, will follow the usual format where we have a discussion topic on what peer review means in the arts, humanities and social sciences, followed by COPE members' cases presented for discussion and advice from all those participating in the Forum.