Wednesday 29 September 2021, 11.00am -12.30pm (British Summer Time) (UTC +1) Find out what time this is in your country
In this session, the problems of paper mills will be discussed—what we know about them, why they exist, and why they are a problem. Paper mills cause issues for publishers and journals, especially smaller journals, and a panel of four speakers will discuss what to look out for, how to deal with them, and the COPE guidance currently available. Potential future initiatives that can help tackle the problem will be considered, including technological measures, and some of the caveats. Feedback and questions will be welcomed to help shape the future agenda.
How can small journals get involved?
Ana Marušić is Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia. She is an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh in the UK. Ana is the Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Global Health.
How to detect and manage paper mills
Jigisha Patel, Dr Jigisha Patel is an independent research integrity consultant. She has experience of managing a wide range of research integrity issues as well as developing and implementing strategies to prevent and detect publication misconduct. She led the Research Integrity Group at BioMed Central where she was responsible for maintaining standards and expertise in publication ethics and peer review.
Combatting paper mills through technology and collaboration
Joris van Rossum, is STM's Director of Research Integrity, since January 2021. In his role, Joris supports and coordinates STM’s research integrity and data programs, both integral components of STM’s mission to advance trusted research. Joris van Rossum worked for several leading companies and organisations across the STM publishing space, including Digital Science and Elsevier, where he initiated and led a variety of important innovations and cross-publisher initiatives within the research and publishing ecosystem. Joris holds a master degree in biology and a PhD in philosophy.
Deborah Kahn has worked in scholarly publishing for over 30 years, most recently at Springer Nature as Executive Vice President BioMed Central and as Global Publishing Director at Taylor & Francis, where she was also responsible for establishing the Publishing Ethics and Integrity team. During her career she gained an advanced understanding and experience of ethical issues in research and journals publishing. Deborah is a COPE Trustee.
The session is free and open to COPE members only.
Seminar sessions will be recorded using Zoom and posted publicly on COPE's YouTube channel and website after the event.
COPE Seminar 2021 programme
The webinar is one of a series of nine sessions for COPE Seminar 2021, taking place over a week.
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