APAME and CASE Joint Convention 2018: Report

Trevor Lane, COPE Council Member, was invited to deliver two talks at the 2018 Joint Convention of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) and Council of Asian Science Editors (CASE) in Bogor, Indonesia. The theme of the two-day conference was “Digital Standards and Editors’ Associations of Asia-Pacific Scientific Journals”.

On 18 July, he introduced COPE and its resources, the joint COPE/DOAJ/OASPA/WAME Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, and the 10 COPE Core Practices to the 250+ conference attendees. 

On 19 July, he presented some suggestions on how to improve scholarly journals for international indexing, focusing on promoting ethical peer review and publishing practices, developing clear journal guidelines that comply with all the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, and keeping up-to-date with bibliographic and digital standards. The presentation ended with some practical tips on how to successfully apply for COPE membership.