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Taylor and Francis Scholarly Summit 2019

What are the top five publishing ethics challenges facing today’s journal editors in the arts, humanities and social sciences? 


6th World Conference on Research Integrity (WCRI), Hong Kong, 2019

COPE will have a prominent role in four symposia and plenary sessions at the WCRI in Hong Kong, China, 2-5 June 2019. The theme of the conference is "New challenges in research integrity", advancing discussion on key issues such as open data, open access and other moves towards transparency in research.

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COPE Forum: Monday 13 May 2019

The May Forum 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 focuses on the early research findings "Ethical challenges in the arts, humanities and social sciences: initial research findings and solutions." Kath Burton, Associate Editorial Director, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group will present the findings and there will be time for questions from Forum participants.

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COPE North American Seminar 2019

The 2019 COPE North American seminar focuses on inclusivity and diversity in the humanities and social sciences and takes place in Philadelphia, USA.

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COPE Webinar: Allegations of Misconduct, April 2019

COPE is hosting an hour long webinar around the theme ‘Allegations of misconduct’, on Friday 12 April 2019, 4-5pm (British Summer Time).

Our speakers are:

  • Susan Garfinkel, Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance, Ohio State University, Ohio
  • Tara Hoke, General Counsel, American Society of Civil Engineers, and COPE Trustee

Our moderator is:


ALPSP Workshop, Publication Ethics: Fraud and misconduct

This is a practical course to help you understand your legal and ethical obligations and implement a successful diversity and inclusion strategy in your workplace. Diversity and inclusion have never been higher on the news and social agenda than at present, and this course will help delegates understand what the law requires, and the practical steps they can take to improve inclusion.

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COPE Forum: Monday 11 February 2019

Register for the next online COPE Forum, Monday 11 February 2019, 4pm-5.30pm (GMT).

All members are welcome to join this Forum which will be held by webinar. It follows the usual format where members' cases are presented for discussion and advice from all those participating in the Forum. The Forum Discussion is "Diversity and inclusion in research publishing".


Open Access and Medical Publishing: ISMPP

ISMPP invites COPE members to attend a special 90-minute ISMPP U educational webinar, Open Access and Medical Publishing, on Wednesday, January 30, at 11 am EST/4 pm in the UK.

The webinar is open to all and free to COPE members. Expert speakers representing different stakeholder views – industry (Shire), funder (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), publisher (Wiley and American Society of Clinical Oncology [ASCO]), patient, and academia – will discuss various considerations around open access publishing. Learn more about the webinar and register if you are not an ISMPP member


ISMPP European Meeting 2019

ISMPP is offering a 10% registration discount to COPE members for its 2019 European Meeting, Scientific Communications in a Fast-Paced World: Fighting Fit for the Future, 22-23 January, in London, UK. Learn more about the meeting at, and enter EU19COPE10 in the “Discount Code” field when you register. This special discount applies to Early Bird pricing through November 30, and Standard pricing until December 31. 

The engaging two-day programme will guide attendees in:


Medical Editors short course

This international workshop (in its 22nd year) for editors looks at:
(1) How to publish better content, and
(2) How to increase journal impact.

Run with only 25 participants, the course is highly interactive and allows editors to discover solutions for their own journals. It is is ideally suited for newly-appointed Editors-in-Chief, Editorial Board members and senior managing editors.