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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Association of Research Integrity Officers 2018

Date & Time: 
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 8:45am to Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 11:45am
Cleveland, Ohio

Deborah Poff (COPE vice-Chair and Chair-elect) and Charon Pierson (COPE Secretary) are delivering the Keynote giving a "Perspective on Research Integrity" at the opening of this year's ARIO conference in Cleveland, Ohio on behalf of COPE. This session will discuss the role of COPE and journal editors in the research misconduct process and other research integrity issues.

Deborah and Charon will also be part of the panel in the afternoon's plenary session "Collaborations #1: Publication Best Practices - Transparency, Confidentiality and Cooperation Session to discuss journal editor interactions with institutions in handling research misconduct and CLUE guidelines".

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Seeking Solutions in Research Integrity: A view from all perspectives

Date & Time: 
Sunday, 23 September 2018 - 8:30am to 6:30pm
Columbus, Ohio

Deborah Poff (COPE vice-Chair and Chair-elect) and Charon Pierson (COPE Secretary) are speaking at this Research Integrity Summit at The Ohio State University, which aims to enhance integrity in research.

This one-day national conference will bring together multiple stakeholders – researchers, institutions, publishers, funders, scientific societies, the press and federal agencies – to discuss concerns in research integrity from different perspectives. Reflect on current efforts to address those concerns and help lay the foundation to detail next steps in fostering changes to enhance integrity in research. 

Registration to this summit is free.

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COPE Forum: August 2018

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 8 August 2018 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Liberty Hotel, Boston

The next COPE Forum will be a face to face meeting at the INANE Conference at The Liberty Hotel in Boston, USA.

All COPE members are welcome to join this Forum in person, whether or not you are attending INANE. It will follow the usual format where members' cases are presented for advice and a Forum discussion topic. The discussion topic will be What To Consider When Asked to Peer Review a Manuscript.


Forum agenda and materials

The agenda for the COPE Forum on Wednesday 8 August at Liberty Hotel, Boston, USA:

1. Update on COPE activities by the Chair

2. Forum discussion: What to consider when asked to peer review a manuscript

3. New cases
18-07 Inconclusive institutional investigation into authorship dispute (MC)

18-08 Scientific misconduct claim from a whistleblower where the institution will
not investigate (LG)

18-09 Editor manipulation of the impact factor (MS)

18-10 Are copyrighted conference audiotapes considered "prior publication"?

4. Updates
17-15 Stolen article

17-18 Pre-publication in a discussion paper series

18-02 Dispute between two authors

18-03 Editor and reviewers requiring authors to cite their own work

18-05 Undisclosed conflict of interest

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ISMTE North American Conference

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 1 August 2018 - 2:00pm to Friday, 3 August 2018 - 1:00pm
Baltimore, USA

Heather Tierney, COPE Council member, is presenting at the ISMTE conference in Baltimore on the following topics:

Plenary Session 1: Preprints, Authorship Transparency, Bias in Peer Review

August 2nd, 4.30-5.15pm

Plenary Session 3: Transparency in Co-Authorship

August 3, 12.00-12.45pm



APAME and CASE Annual Meeting 2018

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 5:00pm
Bogor, Indonesia

Trevor Lane, COPE Council Member, is speaking at the Joint Annual Meeting of Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) and Council of Asian Science Editors (CASE). Students and staff of local and ASEAN research institutions, members of APAME and CASE (journal and manuscript editors) will be attending the meeting. The topic is principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing with a special focus on COPE's flowcharts that guide best practice. 

EASE Conference

Date & Time: 
Friday, 8 June 2018 - 9:00am to Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 1:15pm
Bucharest, Romania

A stimulating programme of plenary lectures (including Bernd Pulverer, EMBO Press, María del Carmen Ruíz Alcocer, AMERBAC, and Mark Patterson, eLife) and parallel sessions covering a range of topics on editing and managing journals, sex and gender policy, peer review, data citation, reducing waste in research and freelance editing.

COPE are running a half day workshop on Publication Ethics and will be participating in a session on Data Availability and Citation.

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COPE Australia Seminar

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 9:00am
Melbourne, Australia

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The seminar, held in collaboration with Wiley, WCRI (World Conference on Research Integrity) RMIT University and QUT, is themed "Levers for transparency: from funding through research to publication".

The seminar will look at the various ways transparency can be promoted in research from the perspective of the funder, institution, researcher and publisher, exploring new ideas and ways to promote transparency now and into the future. There will be different views from researchers and COPE members from a broad range of disciplines to understand the types of transparency levers that work in practice.

More details to follow soon.

CSE Annual Meeting

Date & Time: 
Saturday, 5 May 2018 - 8:00am to Monday, 7 May 2018 - 1:00pm
New Orleans, USA

The theme of this year's meeting is 'Publishing in the changing climate of the research ecosystem'.

COPE Council member Daniel Kulp will run a session on "What to do if you suspect fraud or fabrication". Heather Tierney will be a panel member on the ethics clinic on the issues around preprints. COPE Vice-Chair, Deborah Poff, will be part of a panel discussing citation manipulation.

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COPE Forum: April 2018

Date & Time: 
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Open to COPE members only.

Our Forum, where we discuss cases submitted by members, will take place on 30 April from 4-5.30pm (GMT). Taking part in the Forum allows members to contribute to, as well as learn from, the cases being discussed.

We will also be discussing Preprints: Continuing the conversation during the Forum. You are welcome to add your comments on this topic before the Forum, whether or not you are attending the Forum.

Deadline to register: Friday 27 April


Forum agenda and materials

The agenda for the COPE Forum on Monday 30 April:

1. Update on COPE activities by the Chair

2. Forum discussion: Preprints

3. New cases
18-02 Dispute between two authors (AC)

18-03 Editor and reviewers requiring authors to cite their own work (LJ)

18-04 License for a published scale (ES)

18-05 Undisclosed conflict of interest (GE)

18-06 Retrospective registration, outcome switching and ethical approval (EH)

4. Updates
18-01 License for using a published scale

Forum agenda and materials