Listed below are details of programmes and presentations from previous seminars. Reports from some older presentations can be found in the Annual Reports .


Presentations at COPE European Seminar and Workshop (Download PDF of the seminar programme) "Weighed and Measured: How metrics shape publication (mis)behaviour

The 2015 European Seminar and Workshop was held on Friday 17 April 2015 at the Representation of the State of Hessen to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Altmetrics in practice: where are they being used (and misused)? — Euan Adie, Altmetric
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Research metrics: use and abuse — Lisa Colledge, Elsevier
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Presentations at COPE North American Seminar (Download PDF of the seminar programme) "New technologies and behavior for identifying publication ethics issues"

The 2014 North American Seminar was held on Wednesday 13 August 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Persistent identifiers in the authoring process - Laurel L Haak, ORCID
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Mobile platforms, linked content, and copyright: issues and answers - Michael W Carroll, Creative Commons 
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OA and copyright—rights in and rights out - Mark Seely, Senior VP/General Counsel, Elsevier
Download presentation [PDF, 354kB] | Listen to presentation [13.38]

How editors share information about misconduct - Charon Pierson, COPE council
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Presentations at the COPE 2014 Australian Seminar (Download PDF of the seminar programme) "Publication ethics from student to professional"

The 2014 Australian Seminar was held on Monday 23 June 2014 at the Karstens Melbourne Conference Rooms, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Student researchers and publication ethics - TL;DR LOL ; ) - Paul Taylor and Daniel Barr, Office for Research Ethics and Integrity, University of Melbourne
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New guidelines from COPE: ethical guidelines for peer reviewers, whistleblowers and more - Dr Virginia Barbour, COPE Chair
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Ethics of data publication: same or different? - Sarah Olesen, Australian National Data Service
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Wiley Publication Ethics Booklet—Deb Wyatt, Wiley

Presentations at the 2014 COPE European Seminar (Download PDF of the seminar programme) "European perspectives on publication ethics"

The 2014 European Seminar was held on Friday 14 March 2014 at the Representation of the State of Hessen to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 21,1000 Brussels, Belgium

Guidance on research and publication ethics in Europe — Simon Godecharle, Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leuven, Belgium
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Differences in publication ethics in Central and Eastern Europe — Professor Ana Marusic, University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia, and Editor in Chief of Journal of Global Health
Download  presentation [PDF 1285kB] |Watch presentation  [13.18]

Conflicts of interest in medical publishing — Professor Christopher Baethge, Chief Scientific Editor of Deutsches Ärzteblatt (Germal Medical Journal) and Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
Download presentation [PDF 1679kB] | Watch presentation [12:16]

Plagiarism detection: manual versus automatic plagiarism detection — Professor Debora Weber-Wulff,  Professor for Media and Computing at HTW (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft)—University of Applied Sciences, Berlin

COPE Case Taxonomy — Dr Irene Hames, Editorial and Publishing Consultant, York, UK and former COPE Council member
Download Powerpoint presentation [PDF 552kB] | Watch presentation [14:19]

Poster: Violation of publication ethics in manuscripts submitted to the biomedical journals: analysis and perspectives
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A report on the COPE European Seminar by Mijam Curno (COPE Council) can be downloaded here.

Stephanie Harriman [BioMed Central], posted a report on the seminar on the BioMed Central blog site, here.

Scholarship recipients

COPE awarded two travel grants to attend the COPE seminar. Dr Parasuraman, Chief Editor of Journal of Young Pharmacist, reported on his experience of attending the seminar. The report can be downloaded here.

Dr Muhammad Irfan, Managing Editor of the Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute, also reported on the seminar. His report can be found here.


Presentations at the 2013 COPE European Seminar (Download PDF of the seminar programme) “Publication ethics from student to professional”

The 2013 European Seminar was held on Friday 22 March 2013 at Charles Darwin House Conference Centre, 12 Roger Street, London WC1N 2JU, UK

Institutional responses to violations of research integrity — Professor Pieter Drenth, Professor Emeritus at VU University of Amsterdam
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COPE’s new ethical guidelines for peer reviewers: background, issues and evolution —Dr Irene Hames, COPE council member and former managing editor of The Plant Journal
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Good practices from 10 years of addressing student plagiarism — Gill Rowell, Academic Advisor at Turnitin
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Poster: Experiences of unethical practices in a leading Pakistani biomedical journal
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Poster: Fraud and deceit in medical research
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Poster: Authors’ awareness of publication ethics: An international survey
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A report of the COPE European Seminar by Shreeya Nanda [BioMed Central] posted on the BioMed Central blog site and linked to here with their permission.

Presentations at the 2013 Asia-Pacific Seminar (Download PDF of the seminar programme)

The 2013 Asia-Pacific Seminar was held on Friday, 15 February 2013 at the Karstens Melbourne Conference Rooms, 123 Queen Street Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Legal issues in retractions and corrections — Helen McLean, legal counsel for John Wiley & Sons, Australia
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Correcting *our* literature is one thing. What about the rest of it? — John Loadsman, Editor, Anaesthesia & Intensive Care
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Prevention is better than the cure, so the saying goes. — Paul Taylor & Daniel Barr, Office for Research Ethics and Integrity at the University of Melbourne
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CrossMark: there is no final version — Geoffrey Bilder, CrossMark
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Poster: Legal Issues in Retractions and Corrections Download [PDF 2.5MB]
Poster: Lost in translation: Corrections and the Lay Media - What issues do you see with the media’s coverage of scientific research? Download [PDF 2MB]
Poster: Lost in translation: Corrections and the Lay Media - What experiences have you had with incorrect reporting of research in the media?  Download [PDF 2MB]
Poster: Prevention is better than the cure Download [PDF 2MB]
Report from the seminar — Chris Shorten, Wiley-Blackwell


Presentations at the 2012 North American Seminar (Download PDF [32 kb] of the seminar programme)

The 2012 North American Seminar was held on Friday, 19 October 2012 at the Bechtel Conference Center, ASCE Building, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, Virginia, USA.

Retraction of scientific papers: The Science experience — Barbara Jasny, Deputy Editor of Science
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CrossMark: there is no final version — Carol Meyer, CrossRef
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Legal issues in corrections, retractions and expressions of concern — Mark Seeley, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Elsevier
Watch presentation [16:05] Download presentation [PDF 100 kb]


Presentations at the 2012 European Seminar (Download PDF [63 kb] of the seminar programme)

The 2012 European Seminar was held on Friday, 16 March 2012 at Charles Darwin House , London UK.

Retractions and misconduct: Lessons from Science — Dr Andrew Sugden, Deputy Editor and International Managing Editor, Science  
Watch presentation [11:00]  Download presentation [PDF 3.3 MB]

CrossMark: there is no final version — Ed Pentz, CrossMark
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Legal issues in corrections and retractions — Joss Saunders, Blake Lapthorn Solicitors
Watch presentation [13:18]  Download presentation [PDF 76.2 kb]


Presentations at the 2011 Asia-Pacific Seminar (Download PDF [46 kb] of the seminar programme)

14 November 2011,  Wiley-Blackwell Building, Melbourne, Australia

Publication ethics as a manifestation of professional ethics – Presented by Alfred Allan, Professor of Psychology at Edith Cowan University  (Download presentation  [PDF 1.13 MB])

The range of conflicts of interest and how they should be managed – Presented by Dr Neville Gibbs,  Head of Department of Anaesthesia; Editor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care  (Download presentation  [PDF 6.75 MB])

Duplicate and salami publications in science – Presented by Richard O'Hair, Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean science (Research & Industry); Associate Editor of Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (Download presentation  [PDF1.49 MB])
Managing errors in the literature; whether inevitable, inadvertent, or intentional – Presented by David Vaux,  Assistant Director, Division Head, Cell Death and Cell Signalling, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research; former Editorial Board member  Journal of Cell Biology (presentation not available)

Presentations at the 2011 North American Seminar (Download PDF  [31 kb] of the seminar programme)

1 November 2011, University of California, San Diego, USA

Ghosts, Guests and other Distortions of Authorship  – Presented by Lisa Bero,  Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Health Policy, University of California, San Francisco  (Download presentation [PDF1.24 MB])

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What is ORCID and Why is it Relevant for Editors?  – Presented by Dave Kochalko, VP of Product & Market Strategy at Thomson Reuters in the Intellectual Property and Science business  (Download presentation [PDF [2.41 MB])

Listen to Dave's presentation below [16 min and 48 secs]:

Professor Robert Guralnick, University of Southern California and Managing Editor of  Transactions of the American Mathematical Society  discusses authorship issues in mathematics 

Listen to Robert's presentation below [16 min 7 secs]


Presentations at the 2011 European Seminar (Download PDF [31 kb] of the seminar programme)

18 March 2011, Woburn House, Tavistock Square, London, UK

Systematic review of authorship research across research disciplines – Presented by Ana Marusic, Croatian Medical Journal ( Download presentation [PDF 800 KB])

'Who shall judge': authorship, attribution and accountability  – Presented by Lance Small, Editor, Communications in Algebra ( Download presentation [PDF 1.5 MB])



Presentations at the 2010 UK Seminar (Download PDF  [32 kb] of the seminar programme)

Plagiarism in the electronic age – Presented by Harold Sox, Dartmouth Medical School and the Dartmouth Institute Download PDF  [2 mb] (uploaded 13 May 2010)
Listen to Harold Sox discussing plagiarism in the electronic age (19min 44sec):


Cultural differences in plagiarism  – Presented by Vasiliy Vlassov, Moscow Medical Academy  Download PDF  [852 kb] (uploaded 13 May 2010)

Plagiarism screening: An update from CrossCheck  — Kirsty Meddings, CrossRef  Download PDF  [6.5 mb] (uploaded 13 May 2010)


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