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EASE virtual conference: Editors and editing in a time of crisis

The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is hosting this virtual conference following the postponement of their scheduled conference in Valencia. The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted most of the world, not only endangering lives and livelihoods but also raising issues over scientific reporting and credibility. The role of the editor in the transmission of credible, reliable, and quality-assured science has never been greater.

This conference will consider the impact of crisis situations on scholarly and science editors. We will be asking what have we learned, and what lessons can we take away to help us in the future?

The programme has been developed to be as interactive as possible, so that experiences of editors can be shared, and the views of members exchanged.


ALPSP webinar: New research assessment policies in China

The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers are hosting this webinar to discuss the new research assessment policies in China.

The Chinese government has released policy changes on how it will assess researchers. In this webinar, the speakers will review the changes and discuss how these may influence the publishing behaviour of Chinese academics and researchers within STM. They will also consider the wider implications for the international research and publishing landscape.

COPE event

COPE Forum: Tuesday 2 June 2020

Our June Forum, held by webinar, will follow the usual format where we have a discussion topic on what peer review means in the arts, humanities and social sciences, followed by COPE members' cases presented for discussion and advice from all those participating in the Forum. 


Society for Scholarly Publishing annual meeting

Event cancelled

Deborah Poff, COPE Chair, and Rachel Safer, COPE Council are speaking at this sponsored session on: Rethinking equity, inclusion, and ethics in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to future-proof standards in research communication.

In 2019, COPE partnered with Routledge, Taylor & Francis, to explore the publication ethics issues editors were experiencing across these fields. This has resulted in the first ever in-depth study in this area.


CSE annual meeting: Editorial policy ethics clinic

Heather Tierney, COPE Council, is discussing retractions in the CSE editorial policy ethics clinic. 


ISMPP webinar: Coronavirus (COVID-19), its impact on publication planning

Free Webinar on COVID-19 and Publication Planning! ISMPP invites COPE members to attend a special 90-minute ISMPP U educational webinar - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Its Impact on Publication Planning - on Wednesday, April 29, at 11 am EDT/4 pm in the UK.


International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) Annual Meeting

ISMPP is offering a 10% registration discount to COPE members for its 16th Annual Meeting, The Evolving Role of the Scientific Communications Professional in an Open World, 20-22 April 2020, in Washington, DC.

Check out the meeting at, and enter 16AMCOPE in the “discount code” field when you register. This special discount is available until 25 March 2020.

COPE event

COPE Forum: Friday 6 March 2020

Our March Forum, held by webinar, will follow the usual format where we have a discussion topic, followed by members' cases presented for discussion and advice from all those participating in the Forum. 

Our discussion topic for this March Forum will be 'Editing of reviewer comments'.



American Academy of Pain Management annual meeting

Rachel Safer, COPE Council, will be presenting at the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) about publication ethics, during the session on preparing, writing and submitting work for publication.