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COPE Asia Pacific Seminar 2011


Monday 14 November 2011

Wiley-Blackwell Building, 155 Cremorne Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

COPE is very pleased to annouce its 1st Asia Pacific Seminar and Forum. The COPE seminar on 14 November will include a COPE Forum in the afternoon. You can download a copy of the full programme  here.

The theme of the seminar is how publication ethics is similar across different disciplines. Journal editors, researchers and journal authors from the four points of the scientific compass— physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences and health sciences—face many of the same challenges (authorship disputes, plagiarism and duplicate publication). COPE's 1st Asia Pacific seminar will provide insighst from each of these four compass points. The speakers will focus on the ethical issues they have faced personally, and discuss how they dealt with them and how they have crafted their policies and processes to avoid potential future problems.

The seminar will include invited talks:

  • Physical sciences—Professor Richard O’Hair, Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean Science (Research & Industry); Associate Editor of Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
  • Life sciences—Professor David Vaux, Assistant Director, Division Head, Cell Death and Cell Signalling, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research; former Editorial Board member Journal of Cell Biology
  • Social sciences—Professor Alfred Allan, Professor of Psychology at Edith Cowan University; member of the inaugural Psychologists Board of Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Health sciences—Dr Neville Gibbs, Head of Department of Anaesthesia; Editor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
  • Research integrity—Dr Suzanne Morris, Research Integrity Officer, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Queensland

In addition, there will be:

  • COPE Forum in the afternoon with discussion of cases submitted by members.
  • Opportunities to network with other editors and share your experiences and challenges.

Members are invited to submit cases for the Forum. Members can submit cases whether or not they are attending the seminar, but COPE would like those presenting the cases to be at the meeting, either in person or by telephone to present the case. Please submit cases directly to the administrator by 31 October 2011.

The seminar is free for COPE members and $150 AUD for non-members. Non-members wishing to attend can contact the administrator for details on how to join COPE.

Please register below. Registration will close on 31 October 2011.

Poster submission

In a new venture, COPE also welcomes you to submit your publication ethics work for presention as a poster at the seminar.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 September 2011. Authors will be informed on or close to 30 September 2011 whether their abstract has been accepted. Posters to present successful abstracts should be about 140cm wide by 90cm high.

The topics considered will be publication ethics-oriented research or information about ethical policies, techniques, collaborations, and initiatives that COPE members and others attending the COPE seminar will be interested in learning about. COPE will assess submitted abstracts for quality, relevance, and suitability for COPE's membership.

One abstract author must be a COPE member and should be able to attend the COPE seminar on 14 November 2011 in Melbourne.

For more information and to submit your poster click here: