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News / COPE shortlisted for Publons Sentinel Award: outstanding advocacy, innovation or contribution to #PeerReview

An the winner is...Irene Hames, advocate and educator of peer review and publication ethics. Congratulations Irene, a well-deserved award for all your work in the field of peer review.

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News / COPE Webinar: Current Issues in Peer Review, Thursday 14 September 4-5pm (BST)

As part of this year's Peer Review Week we're running a webinar: Current Issues in Peer Review. We will be discussing the topical issues in peer review that are faced by COPE members and have three guest speakers who will present their views, given their experience in this area.

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News / Call for cases - November COPE Forum

Our next COPE Forum, where we discuss cases submitted by members, will be held by webinar on Monday 13 November 2017.

Cases need to be submitted by Monday 30 October.

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News / August edition of Digest out now

August Digest out now includes the recording of our first webinar on authorship, a summary of the Forum preprint discussion, developments on peer review guidelines and our monthly news roundup.

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News / Standards in Authorship

Standards in authorship webinar, watch again:

The pdf of the Standards in Authorship presentations is also available.

News / Welcome new COPE Council members

The results of our recent Council elections have been confirmed and we are pleased to welcome two new members to Council: Howard Browman and Frits Rosendaal.

News / Forum discussion topic: Preprints: what are the issues?

Preprints and working papers have been posted and shared for many years. They report research results that have not undergone peer review, although in many cases the authors also submit to a journal (before, after or at the same time as making a preprint available). In the past 5 years, the number of preprint servers and preprints has expanded and new disciplines, notably biology and life sciences, have seen rapid growth in the number of preprints.

News / Vote for COPE Council members

Voting for the 2 vacancies on COPE council is now open.

Following our recent call for nominations, we are delighted to have received so much interest from members. The Nominations Subcommittee has carefully and thoroughly reviewed all the applications against the criteria in our call, and has produced a shortlist of 7 candidates to put forward for election.

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News / Standards in Authorship webinar summary

Standards in authorship

COPE Webinar 29 June, 2017

Watch and listen again to the recording of our Standards in Authorship webinar.

News / Your comments on Discussion Document: What Constitutes Authorship?

COPE is updating its discussion document What constitutes authorship?

This document aims to stimulate discussion about the issue to help inform the debate and provide guidance where needed. We encourage journal editors, reviewers, researchers, institutions, funders and third party services to comment (whether or not they are COPE members).