Navigation Links
International academic publishers join Committee on Publication Ethics
Date:8/15/2012

The New England Journal of Medicine, Hindawi Publishing Corporation and Ubiquity Press are just three of the latest international academic publishers to enrol their journals as members of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

COPE, which was set up in 1997 to help editors deal with publication misconduct, has attracted 850 new members so far this year. It now provides advice and support for 7,645 editors, including those working for many of the world's major academic publishers.

Other new members include Libertas Academia (New Zealand), ediPUCRS (Brazil), the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and the American Institute of Physics (USA).

"Hindawi is very pleased to be joining COPE, since we feel that the organisation has done an excellent job in setting editorial and ethical standards for scholarly publication" says Paul Peters, Chief Strategy Officer for the academic publisher, which has more than 300 open-access journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines.

"COPE provides a global forum for the airing of issues related to publication and I am pleased to participate in this effort" says Jeffrey M Drazen MD, Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine and Distinguished Parker B Francis Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

"As a researcher-led press, we especially value our work with smaller academic societies and those in developing countries and we believe that the editorial advice and networking that COPE offers is of great importance" says Tom Pollard, Publisher with Ubiquity Press, which was established by researchers at University College London.

Dr Virginia Barbour, Chair of COPE, adds: "We are very pleased to welcome all our new members. These are particularly challenging times for journals and publishers and so it's very pleasing to see that academic journals and publishers are increasingly committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics."

COPE members come from a wide range of academic fields in 80 countries, including medicine, life sciences, economics, psychology, chemistry, engineering, maths, education, environmental sciences, arts, humanities, law, geography and astronomy.

The support that COPE provides for editors and publishers includes:

  • An eLearning programme, covering subjects such as fabrication, authorship and plagiarism.

  • A Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and Publishers

  • Guidelines on a wide range of ethical issues, such as retraction of articles, ethical editing and handling authorship disputes

  • Flowcharts in various languages on how to handle problems such as fabricated data, disputed authorship and undisclosed conflicts of interest

  • A discussion document on plagiarism. Further documents on subjects such as responding to whistleblowers and data sharing are planned

  • Regular international forums and seminars, including events in the UK, USA, Australia and Brazil

  • A quarterly ethical editing newsletter available free from COPE's website.


'/>"/>

Contact: Annette Whibley
annette.wizard@gmail.com
Committee on Publication Ethics
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. International breast health global summit will focus on supportive care and quality of life
2. International conference to explore health of descendants of transatlantic slave trade
3. Kessler Foundation researchers present at first International Congress on Cognition in MS
4. Internationally known expert in ovarian cancer to be honored at the ASCO Annual Meeting
5. Nobel laureate to keynote international pharmaceutical conference at URI
6. International Nanomedicine Conference bound for Sydney: July 2-4, 2012
7. June 2012 marks a milestone for International Urogynecology Associates as Dr. Robert D. Moore and Dr. John R. Miklos perform their 24th Neovagina Surgery in 24 months
8. Heavy Duty Alternators and Starters Expert Elreg Distributors Ltd. Meets Needs of International Market with Launch of Spanish Website
9. The US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Plaintiffs Law Firms Worldwide To Contact Them About A Possible International Effort To Help Victims Of Defective Drugs Or Medical Devices
10. RMAX International to donate Recuper8 - a free, health - restoring program to Everyone in Uniform
11. International symposium on veterinary rehabilitation and physical therapy to be held in Vienna
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... A Northwestern Pennsylvania addiction treatment ... Alpine Springs Rehabilitation & Recovery Center’s new website can be found at ... its redesigned and retooled website. The treatment center has also revamped its social ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... ... high-level training standards for healthcare treatment providers who treat the full spectrum of ... Council. , The Presidents Council consists of the leading eating disorder treatments ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... Zachary Cattell, President of the Indiana ... industry expert at the 2017 Sector Summit hosted by Ivy Tech Community College ... Gerry Dick, will feature an employer and an association representative from five of ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... Old School Labs™, makers of the wildly popular ... bodybuilder Breon Ansley to its growing team of brand ambassadors. The Olympia top finisher ... in less than a year was able to turn professional, participating in the 2013 ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... ... programs and resources at seafoodnutrition.org/programs and seafoodnutrition.org/resources to assist in teaching communities ... These resources have been developed for use by nutrition educators and influencers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/23/2017)... Longer life expectancy and rising healthcare expenditure in developing countries are ... BCC Research reveals in its new report that markets in ... see strong growth due to rising government healthcare spending, increased levels of ... Continue Reading ... ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... Spain , January 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... biopharmaceutical company focused on treatments for calcification disorders, ... enrolled in the Phase IIb "CaLIPSO Study" clinical ... of cardiovascular calcification (CVC) in end-stage-renal-disease (ESRD) patients ... in the last stage of chronic kidney disease, ...
(Date:1/22/2017)... , Saudi Arabia , January 22, 2017 ... US and UAE discuss ... at the World Economic Forum   "The management and ... big data and powered by artificial intelligence and this trend is going to ... ,Hospital of the Future, at the concluding day of the 47 th ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: