While preprints have existed in some disciplines for decades, preprints and preprint platforms are becoming more and more common across the entire landscape of publishing. The total output from preprints remains low in comparison to published journal articles, however, preprints are growing rapidly across many disciplines.
Karin Wulf, Professor of History and well-known “Chef” in the Scholarly Kitchenintroduced us to the terms “manels” and “whanels” (all male panels and all white panels) and provided some suggestions to help identify a more diverse group of experts from which to draw authors, reviewers, editorial board members, commentators, and consultants.
At the North American seminar 2019, Kath Burton (Associate Editorial Director of Arts & Humanities, Routledge, Taylor & Francis) presented the initial research findings and the solution put together on the back of some research conducted by COPE, supported by Routledge.
The aim of the research was to better understand the publication ethics needs of arts, humanities and social science journal editors, and to identify areas where they may need specific guidance and support.
The research aimed to answer the following questions:
At the 2019 COPE North American Seminar, Rebecca Kennison, from K|N Consultants, presented details of a project which
"seeks to foster greater awareness among humanities scholars and editors about ethical issues in philosophy publishing…. [It] acknowledges that research and publication ethics in the humanities are in many ways, and for good reasons, complex matters and that, unlike in the sciences, there have not been broad efforts... to make existing expectations and practices explicit and to develop shared best practices across various subfields and disciplines.'
In July 2018 COPE held a webinar on 'Creating and implementing data research policies' moderated by Trevor Lane of Edanz Group and COPE Council.
The guest speaker were:
Rebecca Grant (Research Data Manager) & Varsha Khodiyar (Data Curation Manager) from the Open Research Group at Springer Nature;
Todd Carpenter (Executive Director) from NISO, National Information Standards Organization.
The webinar was recorded.
Discussing the practicalities and challenges of initiating and implementing data sharing policies.
At the COPE Australian Seminar 2018, Professor Ralph Horne, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor for research and innovation at RMIT, presented on transparent institutions and the risks, challenges and opportunities that arise for institutions striving for transparency.
Deborah Wyatt, the Vice President for society research publishing at Wiley, presented her principles for transparency in an evolving research publishing landscape.
Presentation 1 Transparent institutions: risks, challenges and opportunities
Professor Ralph Horne, RMIT University