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Wednesday 08 November 2017

Publication Ethics: Fraud and misconduct

This course is available as in-house training (members only), please contact Amanda Whiting. If you would like to attend the open course, please register your interest with Melissa Marshall.


A wide range of ethical issues can arise in academic publishing. These can be caused by misbehaving authors (e.g. committing plagiarism or fraud), by abuse of editorial positions and also by conflicts between publishers’ and societies’ commercial interests and principles of editorial freedom and integrity. This course will cover how to detect and deal effectively with possible misconduct and show the importance of having sound ethical policies. While the principles and theories covered are applicable across most publication types, some issues covered will be particularly relevant to journals publishing


  • Editors’ views on ethical issues
  • Introduction to publication ethics
  • How can misconduct be detected?
  • How to deal with suspected misconduct
  • Retractions and corrections
  • How can publishers’ policies prevent misconduct?

What will you learn?

To be aware of the main ethical issues that arise in academic publishing, understand how editors view ethical issues, be aware of techniques for detecting misconduct, have greater confidence in handling cases of possible misconduct, understand guidelines relating to misconduct (in particular, the COPE flowcharts and guidelines on retractions), appreciate how publishers’ policies and practices can ensure ethical publishing.

Who should attend

Anybody with an interest in publication ethics, including editorial staff and journal editors. It will be especially relevant to those developing or revising their company, society or journal editorial policies or processes.

Delegate comments

“Really good interactive course with lots of opportunities to ask questions relating to individual experiences.”Lara Finan, Cancer Intelligence Ltd

“This was a very interesting insight and easy to follow and understand - will directly benefit my work. Course material very comprehensive - great having it all together.”

Alison Firth, Royal Society of Public Health


Susan Lord, Publishing Consultant and Trainer

Susan LordSusan is a publishing consultant and trainer, and has also been working as a senior commissioning editor for SAGE Publishing during the past 5 years.  With a background in biomedical research, she has worked in a variety of publishing roles for different publishers, in 5 countries, over 20 years.  Starting her publishing career in Amsterdam with Elsevier, she managed the peer review for a large journal, moved into journals’ marketing, and later became Managing Editor of one of Elsevier’s science magazines.  In New York, Susan worked as a Publisher for privately owned Gordon and Breach publishers, returning to the UK as Editor-in-Chief for Life and Biomedical Sciences at Academic Press.  Susan is also a CEDR accredited international business mediator for the publishing industry and a CIPD accredited trainer, facilitator and coach.

Anji Clarke, i-Publishing Consultants

Anji Clark photoWith an academic background in literature, French and law Anji is a freelance consultant, trainer and lecturer. During seven years as SAGE Publication's Senior Contracts and Copyright Manager and working closely with global colleagues Anji was heavily involved the legal and ethical aspects of SAGE's publishing activities. She teaches the Legal Frameworks for Publishers module on the University of Derby's Publishing MA and has contributed to the industry contracts 'Bible' Clark's Publishing Agreements.
Anji started her career on the 'trade' side of publishing in a literary agency and then as a freelance contracts negotiator.

This course will commence at 09:30 (registration, with tea/coffee, from 09:00) and end at approximately 17:00
Members           £372.00 (+ VAT where applicable)
Non Members   £541.00 (+VAT where applicable)
Academic          £409.00 (+VAT where applicable)
Venue: Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG T: +44 (0) 207 766 0625 (map):
Contact: Melissa Marshall  T: +44 (0)1622 871035 E:

How to book
Please note that you will need to log in to your account or register a new account to book a place on this training course. If you have any questions about this please email Melissa Marshall or any of the ALPSP team.  

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Wed 08 Nov 2017
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