On August 29, the IV Scientific Editor’s Forum was held at the Universidad de Los Lagos, in Santiago, Chile. Over 100 editors mainly from social sciences, arts and humanities attended for a two-day meeting on publishing and editorial standards.
COPE held a workshop that was facilitated by Vivienne C. Bachelet (editor-in-chief of Medwave and Associate professor of Universidad de Santiago de Chile) and Iria del Río (editor of Revista Española de Cardiología). The workshop was a success with an attendance of over 40 editors from Chile and other South American countries. There was strong interest in publication ethics and a real need for education and discussion. The forum will be repeated next year at San Pedro de Atacama, a beautiful venue in the North of Chile. COPE hopes to be there again with this workshop and thus expanding the use of COPE resources that have been translated into Spanish for a broader audience in Latin America.