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International Workshop for Journal Editors, Indonesia

Trevor Lane, COPE Council Member, was invited to represent COPE in two sessions at the 2019 International Workshop for Journal Editors in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Held from 25 to 27 March 2019 and attended by chief editors of about 150 journals, the event was co-organised by the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education and the Indonesian Association of Scientific Journal Editors.

The first COPE session, on 25 March, was a 1-hour interactive case workshop in which six cases from the COPE Forum case archive were reviewed and discussed. The selected cases dealt with disputed authorship, plagiarism, and peer review ethics. The audience was also introduced to the functions of COPE and its publicly available website resources.

The second COPE session, held on the following day, was a 2-hour presentation and discussion on the theme of “Improving the quality of scholarly publications: a COPE perspective”. Among the subjects covered in the presentation were benefits of COPE membership, highlights of the latest revision of the 16 Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, the 10 COPE Core Practices, and practical advice on preparing to apply for COPE membership.

Other workshop presenters at the event included representatives from Clarivate Analytics, SCOPUS, the Directory of Open Access Journals, and Open Journal Systems. The International Workshop for Journal Editors is a regular event that takes place in different cities in Indonesia for selected cohorts of journal editors. The aim is for the editors to learn from invited overseas speakers how to assess and improve the quality of their journals and journal management.