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COPE Forum: Monday 5 November 2018

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