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Charleston Conference 2019

The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment.

COPE Chair, Deborah Poff, will be speaking about the publication ethics challenges in arts, humanities, and social sciences and what this means for librarians. Also in this session giving different perspectives on the issues are Jennie McMillan, Taylor and Francis and Claire Sewell, Cambridge University Library.


Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and International Association of STM Publishers (STM)

Trevor Lane, COPE Council, has been invited by JST and STM to give a talk giving insight into publication ethics. The event is themed "The transformation in scholarly publishing: Research integrity and publication ethics"

This is a free event at JST headquarters

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ISMTE European Conference 2019

Chris Graf, COPE Past co-Chair, will speak at ISMTE's European conference themed "Working together through change". The COPE session, Change and constants at COPE,  will look at new ethical challenges facing journal editorial and peer review processes and how journals need to adapt to face these. Attendees can save $50 by registering before September 16.


Tokyo University & Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

COPE council member Tracey Bretag will give two presentations on academic and research integrity in Japan, during which Tracey will speak about COPE guidance.

These will be at Tokyo University on 'Academic integrity - why is it so important?' and at Kyoto Pharmaceutical University about 'Responsible conduct of research: principles, codes and practices'.

COPE event

COPE European Seminar 2019

COPE's 2019 European Seminar will be held in Leiden, Netherlands on 23 September 2019. Leiden is just 20 minutes by train from Amsterdam's Schipol Airport.


ISMPP Asia Pacific Meeting 2019

ISMPP is offering a 10% registration discount to COPE members for its Asia Pacific Meeting, Bridging Global Standards and Regional Practices, 6 September 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. Learn about the meeting at, and enter COPE19AP in the “Discount Code” field when you register. This special discount is available until 7 August 2019.


Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) Convention 2019

Trevor Lane, COPE Council member, is keynote speaker on 'Ethical issues and publishing misconduct' at APAME's 2019 convention in Xi'an. 

COPE event

COPE Workshop: Santiago, Chile

Vivienne Bachelet, integrante del consejo COPE, dictará un taller de casos de ética de las publicaciones el 29 de agosto por la tarde. Este taller es parte del IV Foro de Editores Científicos de Chile, que durará 2 días. Las inscripciones están abiertas.

Vivienne Bachelet, COPE Council member, will run a COPE cases workshop in the afternoon of 29 August as part of the 2 day meeting IV Foro De Editores Científicos de Chile.


ISMTE North American Conference 2019

Dr Deborah Poff, COPE Chair, will represent COPE on a panel discussion about predatory publishing at #ISMTENA2019.

COPE event

COPE Forum: Thursday 1 August 2019

The next COPE Forum will be a face to face meeting at the INANE Conference in Topaz Ballroom 2, The Reno Renaissance Hotel in Reno, Nevada, 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. 

Members who are presenting cases, but can't attend, will be able to call into the Forum.

Submit your case by 19 July