EQUATOR Workshop: Reporting guidelines:a tool to increase the quality of health research published in your journal

Date & Time: 
Saturday, 7 September 2013 - 9:30am
Swissotel, Chicago, USA (Peer Review Congress venue)

EQUATOR Workshop:
Title: Reporting guidelines: a tool to increase the quality of health research published in your journal
Date: Saturday 7 September 2013, 9.30 – 12.30
Venue: Swissotel, Chicago, USA (Peer Review Congress venue)
Target audience: Editors and peer reviewers of medical research journals
Presenters include: Prof Doug Altman, Dr David Moher, Dr Jason Roberts, and Dr Iveta Simera
Registration and invoicing: Mrs Tracy Edwards, [email protected]  (registration opens on 10 May 2013)
Workshop content and other enquiries: Dr Iveta Simera, [email protected]

Peer Review: The nuts & bolts workshop (Sense About Science)

Date & Time: 
Thursday, 5 September 2013 - 9:00am
Newcastle, UK

Sense About Science is now taking applications for a peer review workshop in Newcastle on Thursday 5th September. To express your interest in attending, email Victoria [email protected].

Peer Review: The nuts & bolts is a half-day workshop for early career researchers and will explore how peer review works, how to get involved, the challenges to the system, and the role of peer review in helping the public to evaluate research claims.

Should peer review detect plagiarism, bias or fraud? What does peer review do for science and what does the scientific community want it to do for them? Should reviewers remain anonymous? Does it illuminate good ideas or shut them down?

Full details about the Newcastle workshop:

More information about Peer Review: The nuts & bolts

Sixth Regional Conference on Medical Journals in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMMJ6)

Date & Time: 
Sunday, 1 September 2013 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 4 September 2013 - 5:00pm
Cairo, Egypt

The 6th Regional Conference on Medical Journals (EMMJ6) has been postponed to later in the year and revised dates are currently being planned.

The Sixth Regional Conference on Medical Journals in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMMJ6) will be held in Cairo, Egypt 1–4 September 2013.  EMMJ6 is jointly organized by the Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors,  the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Academy for Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Egypt.  Editors and staff of health science journals in the Region and beyond, as well as interested health and biomedical researchers, peer reviewers, authors, and publishers are invited to participate in the conference.  The Conference will discuss the challenges facing health science journals in the Region and share the latest information/trends relating to health science journal editing. The main conference is preceded by a national meeting of editors of Egyptian health science journals, and workshops on a range of issues of interest to editors. For further information and programme see the conference web site

COPE will be participating in the conference and in the workshops on publishing ethics

Next COPE Forum: 4 September 2013 by Webinar

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 4 September 2013 - 1:00pm
By Webinar

APAME 2013 Tokyo

Date & Time: 
Friday, 2 August 2013 - 9:00am to Sunday, 4 August 2013 - 5:00pm
Japan Medical Association (JMA) Auditorium, 2-28-16, Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8621, Japan

COPE will hold two 90 minute sessions on the afternoon of 3 August during the annual congress of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) in association with the Japanese Association of Medical Journal Editors joint (JAMJE) at the Japan Medical Association in Tokyo. The themes include responsible conduct of research, digital publishing trends and publication ethics. More details on the congress, including the programme, can be found here:

The conference is free, although numbers are limited to 100. To register for the congress, please see here: (Please ignore the deadline of 21 June on this website. Registration is still open.)

Next COPE Forum: 3 June 2013

Date & Time: 
Monday, 3 June 2013 - 3:00pm
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), London, UK

The next COPE Forum will be on Monday 3 June. This will held in the Council Chamber, The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), 5-11 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SH

3rd World Conference on Research Integrity

Date & Time: 
Sunday, 5 May 2013 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 8 May 2013 - 5:00pm
Montréal, Canada

The 3rd World Conference on Research Integrity will focus international attention on research integrity, responsible conduct of research, and publication of research.  Attendees will have opportunities to learn the current state of worldwide progress on research integrity, discuss new challenges and emerging topics, and help shape national and international responses.

The Conference will provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas, expertise, and experience among national and institutional leaders, policy makers, research funders, leaders of professional societies, journal editors, publishers, researchers, educators, administrators, and graduate and postdoctoral trainees.
Areas of particular interest for the upcoming conference include:

  • integrity in cross-national, cross-disciplinary and cross-sector partnerships;
  • trust in science including political and media issues, responses to misconduct, and correction of the scientific record;
  • emerging challenges in research integrity associated with new technologies and scientific frontiers; and
  • fostering research integrity through policies, codes, standards and training;

For the first time, the World Conference invites proposals of presentations on empirical research on research integrity and analyses of related topics. Please see the Call for Abstracts for more information.

One outcome of the conference will be a Montreal Statement that will offer guidance on integrity in cross-national, cross-disciplinary and cross-sector research. Attendees will have the opportunity to comment on a draft Montreal Statement, which will be available on this website ahead of the conference. The finalized Statement will be issued after a further one-month comment period following the Montréal conference.


Plagiarism Webcast Series: 5 biggest challenges from the front lines of scholarly publishing

Date & Time: 
Thursday, 25 April 2013 - 4:30pm


With ethics breaches making regular headlines and putting researchers, professors and writers in the hot seat, scholarly editors are on the front lines of the push for greater integrity in publishing. Two prominent editors of STM journals will join iThenticate to reveal the results of a new survey that probed the top ethical and industry concerns of those at the helm of scholarly journals, focusing on five of the most serious concerns. Featured experts will share their perspectives and experiences on a range of issues from poorly designed studies to pressure to publish to plagiarism, as well as their thoughts on circumvention or prevention, for researchers, writers and editorial managers.

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013

Time: 8:30am Los Angeles / 11:30am New York / 4:30pm London

Audience: Authors, researchers, editors, editorial staff and management

Duration: 1-hour

Audio: Via computer


Dr. Virginia Barbour
Council Chair at Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and Co-founding Editor of PLoS Medicine Journal

Dr. David Moher
University Research Chair at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Editor-in-Chief at Systematic Reviews Journal

Jason Chu (Moderator)


Five top-ranking concerns of editorial managers, revealed from a new survey conducted by iThenticate.  Exclusive insights and anecdotes from two highly esteemed industry experts.  Guidance on how to mitigate challenges and risks, and best practices for editorial managers and researchers

Register here:

COPE European Seminar 2013

Date & Time: 
Friday, 22 March 2013 - 10:00am
Charles Darwin House Conference Centre, 12 Roger Street, London WC1N 2JU, UK

The COPE European Seminar 2013 will take place in London, on 22 March 2013. Click here for more details and to register.

COPE Asia Pacific Seminar 2013

Date & Time: 
Friday, 15 February 2013 - 10:00am
Karstens Melbourne Conference Rooms, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

COPE is delighted to announce its 2nd Asia-Pacific Seminar, which will take place in Melbourne on 15 February 2013. Click here for more details and to register.