’s Editorial Director Dr Christopher Leonard has been elected to join the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), an international body that provides guidance on best practice within the academic publishing world.
COPE provides advice to academic editors and publishers regarding all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. It also provides a forum for its members to discuss individual cases.
The cross-publisher body is widely regarded as setting the gold standards for workflows in peer review, academic integrity, editorial ethics and plagiarism.
Dr Leonard is the first Qatar-based representative to be elected within COPE and hopes to help establish QScience
, Qatar Foundation and Qatar as centers of excellence in research and publication ethics.
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