Committee on Publishing Ethics [COPE] 2011 at UC San Diego

COPE North American Seminar and Forum 2011
Monday, 31 October 2011 – 2:00pm – Tuesday, 1 November 2011 – 5:00pm
Natural Sciences Auditorium, University of California, San Diego

The Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) will hold a COPE Forum on the afternoon of 31 October (2–5 pm) followed by a whole day seminar on 1 November.
The theme of this year’s seminar is authorship. Editors, authors and all those interested in improving the standard of publication ethics are welcome to attend.

The Seminar will include invited talks:
Lisa Bero, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Health Policy, University of California, San Francisco, will talk on ghosts, guests, and other distortions of authorship in medical and scientific journals.
Dave Kochalko
, Vice President of Product and Market Strategy at Thomson Reuters in the Intellectual Property and Science business, will discuss ORCID, Inc, the non-profit organization which brings together the leaders of influential universities, funding organizations, societies, publishers and corporations from around the globe and which is dedicated to solving the name ambiguity problem in scholarly research
Professor Robert Guralnick, University of Southern California and Managing Editor of Transactions of the American Mathematical Society will discuss authorship issues in mathematics and related issues regarding refereeing for mathematics journals.
In addition, the Seminar will include:
Breakout sessions in the afternoon with discussion of related cases.
Opportunities to network with other editors and share your experiences and challenges.
The Seminar is free for COPE members and $75 US for non-members. Register here.

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) was established in 1997 by a small group of medical journal editors in the UK but now has over 6000 members worldwide from all academic fields. Membership is open to editors of academic journals and others interested in publication ethics. Several major publishers (including Elsevier, Wiley–Blackwell, Springer, Taylor & Francis, Palgrave Macmillan and Wolters Kluwer) have signed up their journals as COPE members.
COPE provides advice to editors and publishers on all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct.

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