AHRECS was pleased to be invited to contribute to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) first China seminar held in Beijing in March. COPE is an impressively collegial international body that provides advice to editors and publishers on publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle research and publication misconduct. Its website is the best starting point for original material on publication ethics. Mark Israel was invited to present as part of the panel on authorship (copies of Mark’s presentation in English and Chinese are available on the COPE website). A report on the seminar can be found at:
COPE are also looking for nominations to its Executive Committee. They are especially seeking candidates from Mainland Europe, Scandinavia and South America (Michael Wise and Ginny Barbour, both from Australia and ‘friends’ of AHRECS, are already on the Committee), and from the social sciences/humanities areas. The closing date for applications is: 28 April 2017.
While in Beijing, Mark also participated in a seminar on research ethics for SAGE Publications which was hosted by Academic China. He would love to be invited back to China!