American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinars. Catching Errors: Peer Review and Retractions in Publishing

Date & Time: 
Thursday, 16 April 2015 - 2:00pm

COPE council member Charon Pierson is one of the speakers at this ACS webinar on Thursday 16 April, 2–3pm (ET). Joining is free. Click here for more details and to register.

COPE Forum: 10 March 2015

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 3:00pm

The March COPE Forum will be held on Tuesday 10 March 2015, 3–4.30pm (GMT). The COPE Forum will be held virtually via webinar. Click here for full details.

Update on publication guidelines and insights from AMWA, EMWA and ISMPP

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 11:00am
By Webinar: Wednesday, January 28, 11:00am – 12:30pm (EST)

The International Society of Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) invites members of COPE to a special educational webinar focused on medical publication guidelines, on Wednesday, January 28th, 11:00am – 12:30pm EST. The webinar will feature representatives from ISMPP, the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) and the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA).

More information can be found here or on the ISMPP website

2015 European Meeting of ISMPP: Medical Publications for Better Patient Care: Integrity, Innovation, and Impact

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 9:00am to Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 4:10pm
London, UK

The theme of this year’s European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP)—Medical Publications for Better Patient Care: Integrity, Innovation, and Impact—acknowledges the potential of publications to inform treatment decisions and improve patient outcomes. Two days of content packed sessions in London; and if you register now, you will qualify for early bird pricing.

For more information on the 2015 European Meeting of ISMPP and to register, visit


Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 3:00pm

The next Ask COPE session will be Wednesday 21 January at 3pm (GMT). For more details, click here

COPE Forum: 9 December 2014

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 9:00am
By Webinar

COPE's December Forum will be on Tuesday, 9 December 2014 at 9am (GMT). The Forum will be by Webinar. Click here for full details.

Second International Congress on Publication Ethics, Shiraz, Iran

Date & Time: 
Thursday, 4 December 2014 - 9:00am
Shiraz, Iran

The Second International Congress on Publication Ethics will be held in Shiraz, Iran, on 4–5 December 2014. This is a scientific partnership between COPE and Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. All individuals working in the field of scientific medical publications as well as those interested in ethical approaches to scientific publications are welcome to attend.

For more details and to register, please visit the website


Date & Time: 
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - 2:00pm

The next Ask COPE session will be Tuesday 11 November at 2pm (GMT). For more details, click here.

Editing medical journals (short course)

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 5 November 2014 - 9:00am to Friday, 7 November 2014 - 5:00pm
Oxford, UK

This international workshop will help editors to make their journal more successful. It includes: how to get the best content; how to increase readership; and how to make your journal successful. Run with only 25 participants, the course is highly interactive and allows editors to discover solutions for their own journals. The course is ideally suited for newly appointed Editors-in-Chief, Editorial Board members and managing editors. See or contact Pippa Smart

Publication ethics: fraud and misconduct

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 5 November 2014 - 9:30am
West One, 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR

This ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) Training Course has been developed in collaboration with COPE.

Full details can be found on the ALPSP’s website

ALPSP are pleased to offer this course to all COPE members at the discounted ALPSP member rate (ALPSP Member rate £355.00 plus VAT; non-Member £515.00 plus VAT).
COPE members: Please email Melissa Marshall directly to ensure you are charged the discounted fee (do not book online).