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COPE Forum: Tuesday 15 December 2020

15 December 2020 - 2:00pm

COPE members can now register to attend the December Forum, to be held on Tuesday 15 December 2:00-3:30pm GMT. The deadline to register is Monday 14 December.

The discussion topic is 'Predatory publishing: next steps and where do we go from here?'. This will be followed by discussion and advice among attendees on members' cases submitted in advance (see cases below).


Forum agenda and minutes

1. Update on COPE activities by the Chair

2. Forum discussion Predatory publishing: next steps and where do we go from here?

3. New cases

  • unable to contact authors
  • simultaneous submission without aiming at duplicate publication
  • authors requesting removal of verbatim text from published paper
  • reviewer's identity revealed
  • paper published without permission or acknowledgement from institution

4. Updates to cases previously brought to the COPE Forum

  • appropriate scope of review for retractions
  • sharing by a reviewer on social media
  • authors requesting withdrawal of articles from similarity check database in order to re-publish

Cases with questions for the Forum

COPE Forum: Tuesday 15 December 2020

The Forum will run from 2:00-3:30pm GMT

Registration is now open to COPE members.