Breakout 1A: Mapping the Trends in Publication Ethics (Part 1)

Session 1A:  Mapping the Trends in Publication Ethics: 16 Years of COPE Cases

Presenters: Geraldine (Geri) Pearson, PhD, PMH-CNS, FAAN, Editor, Perspectives in Psychiatric Care and Elected Member of the COPE Council
Charon Pierson, PhD, GNP, FAANP, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Elected Member of the COPE Council

Moderator: Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, RN, BScN, MSc, DF-IAFN, Editor, Journal of Forensic Nursing

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 5, 2:10 pm to 3 pm
Location: Portland Room


  1. Identify the increasing complexity and breadth of cases submitted to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) over the past 16 years.
  2. Discuss how this directly impacts editors of nursing journals.
  3. Conduct a COPE forum of submitted cases, using the COPE guidelines for discussion and analysis.


In recent years we have presented information about Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) at INANE meetings. As elected members of the COPE Council we want to present research that was conducted this past year, examining case trends and changes over the past 16 years that the group has been in existence. The increasing complexity in cases has direct implications for our work as journal editors. We will then follow this with a more formal “COPE Forum” in which cases will be presented and discussed by the group, with comments collected and submitted formally to COPE for publication on the website.

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Powerpoint: Pierson-How COPE Can Help Nurse Editors

Pierson-Publication Ethics