Discussion topic, agenda and materials, and Webinar invite

Discussion topic, agenda and materials, and Webinar invite



Final reminder of the COPE Forum, which will be held virtually via webinar, on Wednesday 4 December 2013 (11am–1pm GMT). The invitation to join the webinar is below. We can accommodate up to 100 attendees. There are a few places left, so please register quickly if you wish to join in the discussion. Links to the agenda and materials, and discussion topic are below.
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Agenda and materials

The agenda and materials are now available to download from the COPE website (http://publicationethics.org/news/cope-forum-agenda-and-materials-4-december-2013-meeting). All COPE members are welcome to participate, whether or not they are presenting a case.


Forum discussion topic

The topic for discussion at this Forum is “How should a journal deal with persistent complainers?” Every so often a journal may get not one, but a series of complaints from the same source. These complaints may be directed at an author, an editor, or the journal in general. If these complaints turn out to be well founded, obviously there is a serious problem with the publication. However, we are aware of cases where a complainant continuously comes up with cases that turn out to be baseless. When this happens on an incidental basis, editors can deal with such cases by following the standard procedure. However, how should they act when the complaints do not stop, get personal, and start humming around the community?

Further details can be found on the website (http://publicationethics.org/forum-discussion-topic-how-should-journal-deal-persistent-complainers
), and also via a link from the homepage (http://www.publicationethics.org/). We encourage members to read the details of the discussion and then to leave their comments.


Webinar invite

Join us for a Webinar on December 4
Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/867516479
 

The next COPE Forum is taking place by WEBINAR on Wednesday 4 December at 11.00am until 1.00pm (GMT). 

The website link will be open from 10.00am to enable you to test your audio settings. The Forum, however, will start promptly at 11.00am.  FAQS on using the webinar can be found here: http://publicationethics.org/files/u7140/Webinar%20gudelines.pdf

Conducting the Forum by webinar will enable more of our international membership to participate in the Forum and contribute to, as well as learn from, the cases being discussed.

If you wish to participate please click on the link to register.  Note: the webinar can only accommodate up to 100 attendees so please register as soon as possible if you wish to join the discussion.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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Very best wishes

Linda Gough

Administrator
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
www.publicationethics.org

Tel: +44 (0) 1379 854181
Fax +44 (0) 844 443 1087

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