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News / FORUM DISCUSSION TOPIC: comments please

 COPE Forum discussion on predatory publishing

The next online COPE Forum, Monday 5 November 2018, 4pm-5.30pm (GMT), follows the usual format where members' cases are presented for discussion and advice from all those participating in the Forum. Register for the Forum (COPE members only)

News / COPE at the Second International Summit on Medical Research and Publication & The First International Forum on Frontiers in Medicine

COPE Council member Jason Hu has spoken at The second International Summit on Medical Research and Publication & the First International Forum on Frontiers in Medicine, which was held in Wuhan China on September 16th 2018.

News / In the news: October 2018 Digest

Journal Management

This month’s topic is “journal management” and on first blush, it isn’t obvious how the concept of “ethics” applies to this topic. I thought of things like selection and implementation of a manuscript manager, paying bills, identifying reviewers, etc. But when I got past my concrete thinking it’s clear journals must be managed based on fundamental ethical principles. These include: Autonomy, Justice, beneficence, non-malfeasance.

News / Editor to Editor support for Journal Management

Guest article

Peggy L. Chinn, RN, PhD, FAAN and Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN

News / COPE Education Subcommittee focus: Journal Management

COPE Education Subcommittee focus - COPE core practice # 8, journal management

COPE core practice # 8 on journal management recommends that

News / Letter from COPE Vice-Chair: October 2018

COPE was well represented at two very important meetings this September. The first “Seeking Solutions in Research Integrity: A View from All Perspectives” was a day long Research Integrity Summit hosted by Ohio State University.

News / Principles of Transparency translations: Spanish and Portuguese

The Principles of Transparency have now been translated into Spanish (Latin American) and Portuguese:

Principles of Transparency: Latin American Spanish

News / COPE member survey: Diversity in Peer Review

News / In the news: September 2018 Digest

Peer review processes

Is there a problem around diversity and inclusion in peer review?
#PeerReviewWeek18
https://twitter.com/PeerRevWeek/status/1031911897149394944

Gender and international diversity improves equity in peer review
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/08/29/400515

News / COPE Education Subcommittee focus: Peer Review

Not surprisingly, COPE has substantial resources available regarding peer review and peer review processes are one of our 10 core practices. Peer review comes in many shapes and forms, and the process varies widely among different publications. The fundamental principle of transparency is critical given this variety. COPE asserts that the peer review process must be “transparently described and well managed”.

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