Projects are vital to all publishing organizations to move forward and implement change. Everyone gets involved in them. They may involve developing new products, new processes and systems, adopting new technologies, reaching new markets, acquiring new business, selecting new suppliers or improving existing processes. Projects are also challenging and often fail to achieve the desired results.
This course provides those managing projects as well as those working on them with a template and many supporting tools that can be applied to all projects, large or small, to help ensure successful outcomes. It has a strong emphasis on getting things right at the outset because this is where most problems with projects arise.
The programme is highly practical and includes break-out sessions using real project scenarios provided by delegates as well as providing publishing case studies as examples of what works and what doesn’t.
The November COPE Forum, where we discuss cases submitted by members, will be held on Tuesday 8 November 2016 at both 8am and 4pm (GMT). The COPE Forum will be held virtually via webinar.
This month we're starting the COPE Forum with an AMA session (Ask Me Anything). AMAs can be new issues or developments on existing issues. Last time we did an AMA session there was one question that generated a lot of discussion "What can authors ethically do with action letters they receive (including reviews, which are sometimes signed)?".
ALPSP Publication Ethics Course: Fraud and Misconduct.
Date & Time:
Friday, 4 November 2016 - 9:30am
This course, by ALPSP, will cover how to detect and deal effectively with possible misconduct and show the importance of having sound ethical policies. While the principles and theories covered are applicable across most publication types, some issues covered will be particularly relevant to journals publishing.
A wide range of ethical issues can arise in academic publishing. These can be caused by misbehaving authors (e.g. committing plagiarism or fraud), by abuse of editorial positions and also by conflicts between publishers’ and societies’ commercial interests and principles of editorial freedom and integrity.
The August COPE Forum, where we discuss cases submitted by members, is a face to face meeting in London at the International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) Nurses Conference. This will be held at the Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London.
Register for the Forum
Please register for the Forum by emailing our COPE Administrator.All members are welcome to attend in person, whether or not they are presenting a case. Unfortunately, there are no facillities to join this Forum by webinar.
Submit a case
The deadline for submission of cases is 20 July. Cases must be anonymised and should be submitted via the website (go to Cases, and then Submit a case). You need to be logged in as a member to do this. We do like those presenting a case to join the meeting (in person or by phone). Submit a case
Keeping the Pool Clean: Prevention & Management of Misconduct Related Retractions
Date & Time:
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 - 9:00am to Thursday, 21 July 2016 - 5:00pm
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
This conference is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity (HHS ORI) and hosted by Colorado State University at the Hilton. The goal of the conference is to assemble key stakeholders affected by misconduct related retractions in order to provide a forum to discuss retractions and propose potential actions, interventions, and solutions. For more information and to register, please see the conference website.
13th EASE Conference: Scientific integrity: editors on the front line
Date & Time:
Friday, 10 June 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, 12 June 2016 - 5:30pm
School of Medicine, Strasbourg, France
Registration is now open for the 13th European Association of Science Editors (EASE) General Assembly and Conference, School of Medicine, Strasbourg, France. COPE will be running a workshop on Friday 10 June. For more details and to register, see here.
Monday, 4 April 2016 - 8:00am to Tuesday, 5 April 2016 - 5:30pm
International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) is expanding their international presence to Asia. This Spring, they are holding an Asian Conference in Singapore—Best Practices in Scholarly Publishing. COPE will be running an ethics workshop during the meeting. Space is limited. See the ISMTE website for more details and to register http://www.ismte.org/?page=2016AsianConference