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In the news: November Digest

Ethical oversight

A revised concordat to support research integrity has been published. This aims to further assure government, business, international partners and the public that they can continue to have confidence in UK research. It calls for research institutions and researchers to ensure their work is underpinned by rigorous high standards.


New Members: July-October 2019

We are delighted to welcome new members to to COPE. The new members have been assessed against criteria outlined in the Principles of Transparency and signing up to COPE shows that they intend to follow the highest standards of publication ethics and to apply COPE principles of publication ethics outlined in the Core Practices.


Vacancies on COPE Council


Letter from the COPE Chair: October 2019

Dear Digest Readers,

The last week in September was a very busy one for COPE. We began our week of meetings in Leiden with the European Seminar and had 84 members in attendance. The theme on daily realities and future challenges was just that. We focused on a number of daily realities for our members.


Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors Convention, China, 2019

Trevor Lane, COPE Council Member, was invited to represent COPE at the 2019 Convention of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) in Xi’an, China, on 4-5 September 2019.

On the first day, he delivered a keynote speech in a session on publication ethics and on the second day, he chaired a parallel session on journal evaluation.


Thank you and farewell to Council Members

We say a fond farewell to our Council Members who have reached the end of their term with COPE and we would like to thank them for all the work they have done over the past few years.


COPE workshop August 2019: Santiago, Chile

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.


In the news: October Digest



Peer Review Resources: Peer Review Week 2019

Peer Review Week 2019 is themed "Quality in Peer Review". Some of COPE's resources are directed towards peer reviewers with guidance on how to peer review. COPE also has guidance for editors on how to identify peer review manipulation.