Conference on Publication Ethics at Shiraz on December 4-5, 2014

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Conference on Publication Ethics
at Shiraz on December 4-5, 2014

SHIRAZ (IRAN): Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, COPE, and Iranian Society of Medical Editors are holding the second international conference on Publication Ethics on 4-5 December 2014, in Shiraz, Iran. It will be a joint collaboration between the same institutions. The topics which have been s elected for the conference include Authorship Criteria. Plagiarism, Data Fabrication, Data Falsification, Conflict of Interest, Redundant Publication, Double Submission, -Challenges and Approaches in Implementing Ethics in Scientific Publication, Ethics Education and Ethical Standards for Editors. The last date for registration is November 1, 2014 while the deadline for submission of abstracts is October 22, 2014.

A communication issued by Dr. Behrooz Astaneh the Chairperson of the organizing committee who is also a Council member of COPE and Vice President, Iranian Society of Medical Editors says that Ethical publication has always been a main concern for editors of scientific journals worldwide. Since many journals in the region are currently facing ethical problems related to publication misconducts, the necessity for holding a congress to educate editors and staff of medical journals is felt more than before. The international Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) is currently the most important organization in presenting ethical approaches and guidelines in scientific publication. 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. Earlier the first International Congress on Publication Ethics was successfully held as a joint collaboration between the Iranian Society of Medical Editors, COPE, and Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in November 2011.

Those who wish to attend may get themselves registered and those who wish to make presentations may send their abstract soon. The last date for registration is November 1st 2014.For further details visit the website (http://publicationethics.sums.ac.ir/en/) of the congress for more information and registration guidelines.

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