COPE European Seminar 2019

Date & Time: 
Monday, 23 September 2019 - 9:00am
Leiden, Netherlands


Date for the diary: COPE European Seminar will be held in Leiden, Netherlands on 23 September 2019. As we build the programme the details will be posted here.

Leiden is just a 20 minute train journey direct from Amsterdam's Schipol Airport. Find more information about Lieden and how to get there at Netherlands Tourism and Visit Leiden

5th World Conference on Research Integrity

Date & Time: 
Sunday, 2 June 2019 - 8:30am to Wednesday, 5 June 2019 - 5:00pm
Hong Kong

COPE will have a prominent role at the WCRI (World Congress on Research Integrity in Hong Kong, China (2-5 June 2019), with four COPE-led symposia and plenary sessions:

  • Plenary session on predatory publishing with Deborah Poff (COPE Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect)
  • Symposium on Transparency 2025, led by Tracey Bretag (COPE Council)
  • A debate on preprints. Chris Graf (COPE co-Chair) and Sabine Kleinart (The Lancet) will co-chair this session, with Heather Tierney (COPE Council) presenting the COPE view and Howard Browman (COPE Council) representing an alternative view
  • Focus track on responsible authorship with Charon Pierson (COPE Secretary), Tracey Bretag (COPE Council), Dr Siu-wai Leung (University of Macau, China) and Trevor Lane (COPE Council).

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COPE North American Seminar 2019

Date & Time: 
Friday, 3 May 2019 - 9:00am
Philadelphia, USA

Challenges and solutions: issues of inclusivity and diversity in the humanities and social sciences

Sessions include:

  • Inclusion and diversity in journal publishing in the humanities
  • Developing publication ethics policies in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
  • Cases workshop

As the program is developed and speakers confirmed we will add them to the North American Seminar page. Registration is now open.

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COPE Forum: Monday 11 February 2019

Date & Time: 
Monday, 11 February 2019 - 4:00pm

Register for the next online COPE Forum, Monday 11 February 2019, 4pm-5.30pm (GMT).

All members are welcome to join this Forum which will be held by webinar. It follows the usual format where members' cases are presented for discussion and advice from all those participating in the Forum. 

Deadline to registerFriday 8 February


Open Access and Medical Publishing: ISMPP

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 - 4:00pm

ISMPP invites COPE members to attend a special 90-minute ISMPP U educational webinar, Open Access and Medical Publishing, on Wednesday, January 30, at 11 am EST/4 pm in the UK.

The webinar is open to all and free to COPE members. Expert speakers representing different stakeholder views – industry (Shire), funder (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), publisher (Wiley and American Society of Clinical Oncology [ASCO]), patient, and academia – will discuss various considerations around open access publishing. Learn more about the webinar and register if you are not an ISMPP member

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ISMPP European Meeting 2019

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 - 10:00am to Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 5:00pm
London, UK

ISMPP is offering a 10% registration discount to COPE members for its 2019 European Meeting, Scientific Communications in a Fast-Paced World: Fighting Fit for the Future, 22-23 January, in London, UK. Learn more about the meeting at, and enter EU19COPE10 in the “Discount Code” field when you register. This special discount applies to Early Bird pricing through November 30, and Standard pricing until December 31. 

The engaging two-day programme will guide attendees in:

  • Harnassing the power of evidence in a data-led future
  • Boxing clever: the expanding role of the publication professional
  • Ensuring impact and readership for your publications
  • Getting ahead of news, views, and controversies
  • Looking to the future and adapting to the changing world
  • Maintaining integrity and leadership as a publication/communication professional
  • Preparing themselves as new medical publication professionals in The Training Zone (added this year)

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Medical Editors short course

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 7 November 2018 - 6:00pm to Friday, 9 November 2018 - 3:00pm
Oxford, UK

This international workshop (in its 22nd year) for editors looks at:
(1) How to publish better content, and
(2) How to increase journal impact.

Run with only 25 participants, the course is highly interactive and allows editors to discover solutions for their own journals. It is is ideally suited for newly-appointed Editors-in-Chief, Editorial Board members and senior managing editors.

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COPE Forum: Monday 5 November 2018

Date & Time: 
Monday, 5 November 2018 - 4:00pm

Register for the next online COPE Forum, Monday 5 November 2018, 4pm-5.30pm (GMT).

All members are welcome to join this Forum which will be held by webinar. It follows the usual format where members' cases are presented for discussion and advice from all those participating in the Forum. The Forum discussion topic this month is around Predatory Publishing

Deadline to register: Friday 2 November

Forum agenda and materials

The agenda for the COPE Forum on Monday 5 November, Webinar:

1. Update on COPE activities by the Chair

2. Forum discussion: Predatory publishing

3. New cases
18-11 Increased number of casual submissions

18-12 A pre-submission inquiry with a bribe

18-13 Self-plagiarism and suspected salami publishing

18-14 Authorship conflict

18-15 Peer reviewer contacted by author

18-16 Data fabrication in a rejected manuscript

18-17 Possible plagiarism

18-18 Victim of article theft wants correction to list their name, not retraction

18-19 Student thesis contains published article content

4. Updates
18-09 Editor manipulation of impact factor

Read the cases and questions for the Forum


Mediterranean Editors and Translators Meeting 2018

Date & Time: 
Thursday, 4 October 2018 - 1:00pm to Saturday, 6 October 2018 - 7:30pm
Girona, Spain

The theme of the conference is "Giving credit where credit's due: recognition for authors, translators and editors". 

Iria del Río, COPE Council member, will give a keynote on Saturday "Credit and merit: toward a transparent, ethical publishing culture" and is holding a workshop on Friday discussing real cases sent to COPE.

MET has more about the line up of speakers and presentations.


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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