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COPE Digest
JANUARY 2019, Vol 7
Issue 1: New year tips | Citation manipulation

Welcome to the January issue of COPE Digest

Journals vary greatly in almost all aspects of functioning; different disciplines, editorial roles, budgets and the size of journals will all influence how ethical issues are handled. As we begin this new year, we encourage COPE members to use the updated COPE Journal Audit Tool to more systematically review your guidelines and processes around publication ethics issues. Meanwhile, COPE is organising seminars, speaking events and online events for 2019 and seeking to understand more about what our Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences members need from COPE.

Co Chairs
We expand on these initiatives in our January letter...

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COPE Co-Chairs Geri Pearson and Chris Graf 
Case of the Month
EDITOR AND REVIEWERS REQUIRING AUTHORS TO CITE THEIR OWN WORK:
CASE DISCUSSION


This month’s highlighted case illustrates how the COPE Core Practices interdigitate and how to use them to find resources that can help you. Let’s go through how you might get help with a similar problem.

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SURVEY REVEALS NEED FOR GUIDANCE ON PLACES TO PUBLISH 


A survey carried out by Think. Check. Submit. has revealed a strong demand from both researchers and librarians for guidance about where to publish and an appreciation of the services that the initiative offers. However, it also revealed a need for further educational resources and wider reach for the initiative.

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COPE MEMBERS


It’s a new year and time for fresh starts, including making sure your COPE member details are up to date.

Have you had a change of staff? New staff join your journal? Or changed your work email contacts?
It’s quick and easy to update your details and ensure you and your colleagues can access all COPE resources.

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In the News

 

Plan S is a hot topic this month with analysis in various publications. Other news includes what constitutes misconduct and how to address it with new thinking and tools.

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A project to look at how this could be rectified and argues the case for changing the cultural norms to allow researchers to point to errors in their own published studies.

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Survey of 7000 researchers from India, Republic of Korea, Japan, China & Brazil. 25% not aware or confused about what constitutes plagiarism, duplicate submission or who qualifies for authorship.

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ICMJE updated guidelines: more guidance on COIs, reducing use of the impact factor as a measure of quality, the use of preprint servers and the depositing of data, and reporting of clinical trials.

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NEW MEMBERS


We are pleased to welcome journals who became members of COPE between October and December 2018. The new member journals have been assessed against criteria outlined in the Principles of Transparency and signing up to COPE shows that they intend to follow the highest standards of publication ethics and to apply COPE principles of publication ethics outlined in the Core Practices.

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COPE TEAM


In 2018 we said goodbye to Cathy Whiteley as our Membership Administrator and were subsequently joined by David Summers in the role. We also welcomed Tanya Scott, who joined us in October, in the newly created position of Membership Officer. Both Tanya and David are here to support you, whether you are a potential, new, or existing member of COPE.

COPE TEAM
SEMINAR: NORTH AMERICA
3 MAY 2019

The seminar will include speakers with diverse backgrounds sharing their experience on 'Inclusion and diversity in journal publishing in the humanities' and 'Developing publication ethics policies in the arts, humanities and social sciences'. #C0PE2019

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SEMINAR: EUROPE
23 SEPTEMBER 2019

Save the date!

More details to follow soon.
#C0PE2019


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JANUARY FORUM: BY WEBINAR

MONDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2019
(COPE Members Only)

Register for the next online COPE Forum, Monday 11 February 2019, 4pm-5.30pm (GMT).

All members are welcome to join this Forum which will be held by webinar. It follows the usual format where members' cases are presented for discussion and advice from all those participating in the Forum. 

Cases can be submitted on our website and must be anonymised. If you are submitting a case it is useful if you can take part in the Forum. Submit your case by Friday 25 January.
 
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COPE speakers
WCRI 2019 CONFERENCE
2-5 JUNE 2019

HONG KONG
COPE will have a prominent role at the WCRI (World Congress on Research Integrity) with four COPE-led symposia and plenary sessions on predatory publishing, preprints, responsible authorship and Transparency 2025.

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Other Events
ISMPP EUROPEAN MEETING
22-23 January 2019

LONDON, UK
The theme is "Scientific Communications in a Fast-Paced World: Fighting Fit for the Future".

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ISMPP WEBINAR
30 January 2019, 11am EST / 4pm GMT


ISMPP invites COPE members to attend a special 90-minute educational webinar with speakers representing industry, funder, publisher, patient, and academia.

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COPE Digest Editors:

Deborah Kahn, Publishing Director, Taylor & Francis Nancy C Chescheir, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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