Seminars and webinars

Presentations and recordings of COPE seminars and webinars.

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2018: COPE Australia Seminar

Levers for transparency: from funding through research to publication

Presentation 1
Transparent institutions: risks, challenges and opportunities
Professor Ralph Horne, RMIT University

Presentation 2
Guiding principles in an evolving research publishing landscape
Deborah Wyatt, Wiley

We asked people from a range of perspectives: "What would you like to see by 2020 with respect to transparency in research?"

2017: Current Issues in Peer Review

Discussing the topical issues in peer review, tying in with Peer Review Week's Transparency theme.

2017: Standards in Authorship, COPE webinar

COPE's first webinar for information, shared discussion and practical advice on common authorship issues faced by COPE members, was held in June 2017.

2017: Presentations from the COPE European Seminar

The changing face and future of publication ethics

The COPE European Seminar 2017 was held on Thursday 25 May at Cowdray Hall, RCN, 20 Cavendish Square, London.

Publication ethics: The last 20 years- Elizabeth Wager, Publications Consultant and Trainer, Sideview

COPE: Today and tomorrow- Chris Graf, COPE co-Vice-Chair and Geraldine Pearson, COPE co-Vice-chair

Research data, Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Head of Data Publishing at Springer Nature

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: what do they need from COPE? Deborah Kahn, Publishing Director, Medicine and Open Access at Taylor & Francis

Publication and research integrity: a Wellcome perspective, Robert Kiley, Head of Open Research at the Wellcome Trust

The paper, the publishers,the protagonist and the academic setting: Jane Jacobs, Director of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Office of Research Ethics and Integrity, Brisbane, Australia

Translating institutional integrity issues into educational initiatives across Asia-Pacific Mai Har Sham, Associate Vice President (Research) of the University of Hong Kong

2017: Presentations from the COPE China Seminar

The Pillars of Publication Ethics

COPE's first China Seminar held on 26 March 2017 at the Kempinkski Hotel, Beijing.

Peer review: strengths, limitations and emerging issues- Deborah Poff, Vice-President Strategic Development, Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences, Canada, and COPE Treasurer

Peer review in the journals published by Chinese Medical Association: experiences and challenges- Yongmao Jiang, Director, Publishing Group of the Chinese Medical Association

The future of plagiarism- Helen Zhang, Chief Editor, Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A/B & FITEE

Editing a journal on academic integrity: What to do when authors plagiarise their research on plagiarism!

Identifying authorship: how hard can it be?- Mark Israel, Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services

Promoting awareness of good authorship practice- Siu-wai Leung, University of Macau, Macau, China

2016: Presentations from the COPE North American Seminar

"Ethics in Peer Review"

The COPE North American Seminar 2016 was held on Wednesday 10 August 2016 at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA

COPE North American Seminar 2016: programme [PDF, 78KB]

Can you spot a fake? The trends of fake peer reviews- Alison McCook, Retraction Watch

Who's reviewing the reviewers?- Kristen Overstreet, Origin Editorial, LLC

Peer review manipulation. New challenges and new solutions- Elizabeth Moylan on behalf of Jigisha Patel, Associate Editorial Director, Springer Nature

2016. Presentations at the COPE Seminar

The COPE Seminar 2016 was held on Friday 13th May at 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 2DQ, UK

COPE Seminar 2015 programme [PDF, 79KB]

An overview of publication ethics- Chris Graf, Co-Vice Chair, COPE

How to deal with plagiarism- Maria Kowalczuk, Research Integrity Group, BioMed Central

Publication ethics: a legal perspective- Tasmin Harwood, Associate Legal Counsel, John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Authors: understanding responsibilities and managing expectations- Zoë Mullan, Founding Editor, The Lancet Global Health

2015: Presentations at the COPE Seminar

"An Introduction to Publication Ethics"

The COPE  Seminar 2015 was held on Monday 12 October 2015 at the Park Inn Hotel, London Heathrow, Bath Road Heathrow, Middlesex

COPE Seminar 2015: programme [PDF, 109 KB]

Plagiarism—how to get it down- Adrian Slater, Solicitor and Head of Legal Services, University of Leeds

Ethical peer review in a changing and challenging scholarly publication world — Dr Irene Hames, Editorial and Publishing Consultant, COPE Council Member 2010–13

2015: Presentations at COPE North American Seminar

"Understanding metrics in publishing: use and abuse"

The COPE North American Seminar 2015 was held on Wednesday 19 August 2015 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

COPE North American Seminar 2015: programme [PDF, 78KB]

Why do we need metrics, and what can new metrics offer editors and journals?- David Crotty, Senior Editor, Oxford University Press who, what, when, where and why- Elizabeth “Betsy” Donohue, Vice President, Publisher Business Development, Digital Science

Let’s all agree on what we’re counting and how: Progress on standards for new metrics in scholarship- Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

2015: Presentations at COPE European Seminar and Workshop

"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

COPE European Seminar and Workshop 2015: Programme [PDF, 163 KB]

Research metrics: use and abuse — Lisa Colledge, Elsevier

Altmetrics in practice: where are they being used (and misused)? — Euan Adie, Altmetric

2014: Presentations at COPE North American Seminar

"New technologies and behavior for identifying publication ethics issues"

The 2014 North American Seminar was held on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Persistent identifiers in the authoring process- Laurel L Haak, ORCID

Mobile platforms, linked content, and copyright: issues and answers- Michael W Carroll, Creative Commons

OA and copyright—rights in and rights out- Mark Seely, Senior VP/General Counsel, Elsevier

How editors share information about misconduct- Charon Pierson, COPE council

2014: Presentations at the COPE Australian Seminar

"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

COPE 2014 Australian Seminar: programme [PDF, 126KB]

Student researchers and publication ethics- TL;DR LOL;)- Paul Taylor and Daniel Barr, Office for Research Ethics and Integrity, University of Melbourne

New guidelines from COPE: ethical guidelines for peer reviewers, whistleblowers and more- Dr Virginia Barbour, COPE Chair

Ethics of data publication: same or different?- Sarah Olesen, Australian National Data Service

2014: Presentations at the COPE European Seminar

"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

COPE European Seminar 2014: Programme [PDF, 139KB]

COPE awarded two travel grants to attend the COPE seminar 2014

Dr Parasuraman, Chief Editor of Journal of Young Pharmacist, reported on his experience of attending the seminar.

Dr Muhammad Irfan, Managing Editor of the Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute, also reported on the seminar.

Guidance on research and publication ethics in Europe — Simon Godecharle, Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leuven, Belgium

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

Conflicts of interest in medical publishing — Professor Christopher Baethge, Chief Scientific Editor of Deutsches Ärzteblatt (German Medical Journal) and Deutsches Ärzteblatt International

COPE Case Taxonomy — Dr Irene Hames, Editorial and Publishing Consultant, York, UK and former COPE Council member

Poster: Violation of publication ethics in manuscripts submitted to the biomedical journals: analysis and perspectives

Report on the COPE European Seminar 2014 by Mijam Curno (COPE Council)

2013: Presentations at the COPE European Seminar

Publication Ethics from Student to Professional

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

COPE European Seminar Programme 2013

Institutional responses to violations of research integrity — Professor Pieter Drenth, Professor Emeritus at VU University of Amsterdam

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

Good practices from 10 years of addressing student plagiarism — Gill Rowell, Academic Advisor at Turnitin

2013: Presentations at the Asia-Pacific Seminar

"Correcting the literature" 

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

Asia-Pacific Seminar programme 2013

Report from the Asia-Pacific Seminar 2013- Chris Shorten, Wiley-Blackwell

Legal issues in retractions and corrections — Helen McLean, legal counsel for John Wiley & Sons, Australia

Correcting *our* literature is one thing. What about the rest of it? — John Loadsman, Editor, Anaesthesia & Intensive Care

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

2012: Presentations at the COPE European Seminar

"Correcting the Literature" 

The 2012 European Seminar was held on Friday, 16 March 2012 at Charles Darwin House, London UK
Download COPE European Seminar 2012 programme [PDF, 63 KB]

CrossMark: there is no final version — Ed Pentz, CrossMark

Legal issues in corrections and retractions — Joss Saunders, Blake Lapthorn Solicitors

Retractions and misconduct: Lessons from Science — Dr Andrew Sugden, Deputy Editor and International Managing Editor, Science

2012: Presentations at the North American Seminar

"Correcting the Literature"

The COPE 2012 North American seminar took place on 19 October 2012 at Bechtel Conference Center, ASCE Building, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, Virginia, USA

Download COPE 2012 North American seminar programme [PDF, 32KB]

Retraction of scientific papers: The Science experience — Barbara Jasny, Deputy Editor of Science

Legal issues in corrections, retractions and expressions of concern — Mark Seeley, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Elsevier

CrossMark: there is no final version — Carol Meyer, CrossRef

2011: Presentations at the Asia-Pacific Seminar

Publication ethics at the four points of the journal editing compass

The  2011 Asia-Pacific Seminar was held on 14 November 2011 at Wiley-Blackwell Building, Melbourne, Australia

2011 Asia-Pacific Seminar Programme [PDF, 46KB]

Publication ethics as a manifestation of professional ethics – Presented by Alfred Allan, Professor of Psychology at Edith Cowan University

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

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

2011:Presentations at the North American Seminar


The 2011 North American Seminar took place on 1 November 2011, University of California, San Diego, USA
Download 2011 North American Seminar programme [PDF, 31KB]

Ghosts, Guests and other Distortions of Authorship – Lisa Bero, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Health Policy, University of California, San Francisco

What is ORCID and Why is it Relevant for Editors? – Dave Kochalko, VP of Product & Market Strategy at Thomson Reuters in the Intellectual Property and Science business

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

2011: Presentations at the European Seminar

The 2011 European Seminar took place on 18 March 2011 at Woburn House, Tavistock Square, London, UK

Download COPE European seminar 2011 programme [PDF, 32KB]

Systematic review of authorship research across research disciplines – Presented by Ana Marusic, Croatian Medical Journal

Who shall judge: authorship, attribution and accountability- Lance Small, Editor, Communications in Algebra

2010: Presentations at the UK Seminar

The COPE seminar 2010 took place on 26 March 2010 at Woburn House, Tavistock Sq, London

Download COPE 2010 UK Seminar programme [PDF, 36KB]

Plagiarism in the electronic age – Presented by Harold Sox, Dartmouth Medical School and the Dartmouth Institute

Cultural differences in plagiarism – Vasiliy Vlassov, Moscow Medical Academy

Plagiarism screening: An update from CrossCheck — Kirsty Meddings, CrossRef


COPE Seminar 2009

The COPE Seminar 2009 took place on  27 March 2009 at Woburn House, Tavistock Sq, London


COPE Seminar 2008

The COPE Seminar 2008 took place on  4 April 2008 Main Hall, Woburn House, Tavistock Sq, London


COPE Seminar 2007

The COPE Seminar 2007 took place on 16 March 2007 at  BMA House, Tavistock Sq, London


COPE Seminar 2006

The COPE Seminar 2006 took place on 10 March 2006 at  BMA House, Tavistock Sq, London


COPE Seminar 2005

The COPE Seminar 2005 took place on 11 March 2005 at  BMA House, Tavistock Sq, London


COPE Seminar 2004

No seminar was held this year


    COPE Seminar 2003

    The COPE Seminar was held on Friday 24 October 2003 at  BMA House, Tavistock Square, London