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Research project on paper mills

We have now closed the submission form. Thanks to everyone who has signed up to share their experience of paper mills. We will report back on the progress of the project in future COPE newsletters and on the website.

Research project

In an attempt to tackle the issue of paper mills at source, COPE and STM (International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers) are about to embark on a joint project which will seek to understand the scale of the problem, and outline key issues, challenges and solutions. Based on the results of this research, we will produce and execute a plan on how to deal with paper mills.

Get involved

Share your experience: If you would like to share your personal or professional experience of paper mills, please complete the form below. We will also send you updates on the project.

Receive project updates: If you just want to be kept up to date with the progress of the project, please complete the form below and select only this option.

Privacy - please read

Sharing your experience of paper mills

If you have volunteered to share your experience, your information will be shared with Maverick Publishing Specialists who will contact you to find out more about your experiences of paper mills.

Maverick have been contracted to undertake the research project on behalf of COPE and STM. Maverick is a UK organisation and complies fully with UK GDPR, ensuring your privacy and rights are safeguarded.

Your information will also be shared with STM, who are based in the Netherlands. Personal data transferred to STM is therefore protected under EU GDPR. For this project COPE and STM are joint data controllers, and Maverick is the data processor.

Registering for updates

When you register for updates on this project, COPE will collect the information you provide below to  communicate with you about the progress of the research project. COPE uses Mailchimp to send email communications. We will also share your data with the project partner, STM who will also send you updates on the project. You can opt out of these updates at any time by clicking the link to unsubscribe in any of the emails.

Further information

Information you provide will only be used for the purposes stated. You can find further information on privacy and your rights in the COPE privacy policy and the STM privacy statement.