A new edition of the annual COPE European Seminar will be held on 14 March 2013 in Brussels, Belgium.
The Committee on Publication Ethics [COPE] provides advice to editors and publishers regarding all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. Established in 1997, it now has 7,000 members worldwide representing all academic fields.
The theme of this year’s seminar is “European perspectives on publication ethics”. The organisers encourage the participation of publishers, editors, authors and all those interested in publication ethics. The registration deadline to attend the seminar is 1 March 2014.
The seminar will include several invited talks from key speakers:
- Simon Godecharle (University of Leuven, Belgium) will talk about guidance on research and publication ethics in Europe;
- Prof. Ana Marusic (Editor in Chief of Journal of Global Health) will discuss differences in publication ethics in Central and Eastern Europe;
- Prof. Debora Weber-Wulff (HTW Berlin) will present a German perspective on plagiarism detection;
- Prof. Christopher Baethge (Chief Scientific Editor of Deutsches Ärzteblatt) will discuss dealing with conflicts of interest in German medical publishing.
Additionally, there will be workshop sessions in the afternoon with discussion of practical ethical cases. In parallel, a poster session to cover research on publication ethics is scheduled. The deadline for abstract submissions is 31 January 2014.
Up to two scholarships are available for COPE member editors from countries of “Low income economies” and “Lower-middle-income economies”, as defined by the World Bank, to attend the seminar. The deadline for applications is 1 December 2013.
You can find more information and register on the COPE European Seminar 2014 website.