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8th International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication

Sunday, 10 September 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 5:00pm

As with previous Congresses, the aim is to improve the quality and credibility of biomedical information and to help advance the efficiency, effectiveness, and equitability of scientific information dissemination throughout the world.

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14th Annual IAVE Meeting

Saturday, 9 September 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Held at Swissotel in Chicago in conjunction with the 2017 International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication. The themes of this year's meeting are peer review and predatory journals/publishers.

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COPE Forum

Monday, 24 July 2017 - 4:00pm

Register for the July Forum

The COPE Forum 4-5.30pm (BST) will be held by webinar and is open to COPE members. Taking part in the Forum allows members to contribute to, as well as learn from, the current cases being discussed. In addition to the cases we will be holding a discussion on "Preprints: What are the issues?"

Deadline to register: Friday 21 July

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COPE webinar: Standards in authorship

Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Register for authorship webinar

Join our first COPE webinar for information, shared discussion and practical advice on common authorship issues faced by COPE members.

We will be discussing the main issues that are brought to COPE for advice, ranging from what constitutes authorship to guidelines for authorship and questionable authorship practices.


5th World Conference on Research Integrity

Sunday, 28 May 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, 31 May 2017 (All day)

COPE will be represented at the forthcoming World Conference on Research Integrity.


COPE European Seminar 2017: The changing face and future of publication ethics

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 10:00am

Join us to celebrate 20 years of COPE at our 2017 European Seminar.

The Seminar is free for COPE members, £300 for non-members.

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ISMPP Annual Meeting

Monday, 1 May 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, 3 May 2017 (All day)

Global Publication Practices: Advancing Ethics and Scientific Integrity in an Era of Data-Sharing

10% off for COPE members using code AM13COPE10 when you register for the conference by 11 April.

Highlight of this year’s Annual Meeting program include:


Call for cases: 24 April 2017 Forum

Monday, 24 April 2017 - 6:30am

The COPE will at 6.30am and 4pm (BST) will be held by webinar and is open to COPE members.

Call for cases

Cases can be submitted on our website and must be anonymised. We do like those presenting a case to take part in the Forum: pick which time is suitable for you.

Deadline for submissions: Monday 10 April

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ISMTE Asian-Pacific Conference 2017

Monday, 27 March 2017 - 8:00am to Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 8:00am

Empowering editorial offices around the world.

Register by Saturday 11 February for early bird registration and hotel rates. 

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COPE China Seminar 2017

Sunday, 26 March 2017 - 9:00am

We're excited to announce that we're holding our 1st China Seminar in 2017, with the theme The Pillars of Publication Ethics, in collaboration with the ISMTE.

Talks and an interactive cases workshop will cover best practice in: authorship, peer review and plagiarism. 

Follow topics for discussion and materials translated into Chinese #C0PEChina

See programme, speakers, and register here