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COPE peer review workshop 2020

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Peer review workshop

Thursday 24 September 2020, 4.00pm - 5.15pm (BST), online workshop

(COPE Members only)

This year's Peer Review Week is dedicated to 'Trust in peer review'. Peer Review Week 2020 will highlight how the peer review process works and why it helps build trust in research.

During this year’s Peer Review Week, COPE will host a workshop for members where we will work through real cases raised by COPE Members to identify issues in peer review and how to handle them.  

Join us for the workshop where we'll create an online environment for attendees to share ideas, experience, and suggest next steps for each case.

The workshop will be online on the Zoom platform and will follow this format:

  • we begin the sessions together then break out into smaller groups, each facilitated by a Chair
  • in the small groups everyone has a chance to discuss the cases, express their views, and how to resolve the issues arising from the discussion
  • we then come back together where representatives from each group feed back key points raised.

This is an interactive session so please come prepared to participate in the discussion.

Cases for discussion

Case 1 Editor and reviewers requiring authors to cite their own work 

Case 2 Compromised peer review system in published papers  

Case 3 Author requests for certain experts not to be included in the editorial process

Case 4 Author of rejected paper publicly names and criticises peer reviewer


(COPE Members only)

Register for the COPE workshop by completing the form below.

The workshop is free for COPE members.

Please note, spaces are limited to the first 50 applicants; only those registered will be able to attend the workshop. You will receive an email to confirm registration. A link to join the workshop will be sent the day before the event. If oversubscribed, a waiting list will be set up. We ask that you let us know if your plans change and you cannot attend so that we can allocate your place to someone else.

Registration is now closed as the workshop is full

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When you register, COPE will collect your personal details so that we can process your registration for the event accordingly. Those details will be held in a secure location according to our data policy. COPE will not share your details with anyone else. Read our full privacy policy.

Parts of the event will be recorded for internal purposes to help us plan future workshops. Please use the form below to indicate your consent.