Wednesday 08 November 2017

Publication Ethics: Fraud and misconduct


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


Donna Neill, Consultant

Donna NeillDonna, a solicitor, worked for Wiley for six years, during which time she advised publishing colleagues on copyright issues, publication ethics, libel, publishing contracts and other legal issues relating to academic journals publishing. Donna’s other experience includes three years in the commercial team of a regional law firm, two years in the legal team of a television production company and two years in the editorial team of a legal publisher.

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: West One (De Vere), 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR, T: +44 (0)871 222 4832 (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
  • Wed 08 Nov 2017
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