COPE is very pleased to announce the appointment of two new COPE council members, Christopher Leonard and Muhammad Irfan. Following our recent call for nominations, two candidates were short-listed by council following an interview. In accordance with our regulations, where the number of short-listed candidates is equal to the number of vacancies (ie, the candidates are unopposed), the nominees are appointed if approved by a majority of the members of Council. Hence Christopher Leonard and Muhammad Irfan were appointed to COPE council following approval of COPE Council.
Christopher Leonard is the Editorial Director at the Doha-based academic publisher, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals. Muhammad Irfan is currently working as Head, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Peshawar Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan, and is the managing editor of the Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute, Peshawar.
We very much look forward to working with them.