Tuesday 30 March 2021

Publication Ethics: Fraud and misconduct - Virtual classroom - 30 & 31 March


The course will be delivered in two sessions on 30 &31 March at the following times: 9:00-12:00 EST (New York), 14:00-17:00 GMT (UK), 15:00-18:00 CET (Central Europe)


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 miscobnduct
  • 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

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

“Great course, format/environment encouraged discussion. Very knowledgeable leaders, very pleased with the knowledge I've gained here today and will use it to educate our team further.” Delegate from BMJ

 "The tutors were excellent, very knowledgeable and good at keeping everyone involved and welcome to ask questions."
Natalie Fernandes, SAGE Publishing

 "Very informative day, which has increased my knowledge and also my confidence.",
Anna Parkinson, Taylor & Francis Group


Catriona Fennell, Elsevier

Catriona Fennell resizedFollowing graduation from the National University of Galway, Ireland, Catriona joined Elsevier as a Journal Manager in 1999. She later had the opportnity to learn about the intricacies of peer review while supporting and training hundreds of editors during the introduction of Elsevier Editorial System (EES). Since then, she has worked in various management roles in STM Journals Publishing, and as Director of Publishing Services, she is now responsible for its publishing integrity and reproducibility programs.

Sergio Oreni Gordillo, Elsevier

Sergio OreniSergio is a qualified lawyer and works as Company Counsel at Elsevier. He advises on a variety of publishing agreements, publishing ethics, defamation, compliance, copyright and other IP-related issues. Sergio studied Law and graduated from University of Malaga (Spain) in 2009 and obtained a Master’s Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations. Before joining Elsevier in 2016 he worked as a lawyer in Spain and in London, where he built on his knowledge and experience in International Law.

Early bird rates for members - Book by 30 January 2021

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Members early bird            £225 (+VAT where applicable)
Members full price             £275 (+ VAT where applicable) 
Non Members full price     £475 (+VAT where applicable
Academic rates are available, please contact

Our virtual training will be held over several afternoons (generally two) using Zoom Meetings, with sessions not longer than 3 hours (and with breaks built in). The courses have been designed to be as interactive as possible, with small group breakout sessions, pre-course work, polls, Q&A, and with plenty of time built in for networking and discussion with the tutors and delegates throughout. Helpful information for delegates attending here .

How to book
If you have any questions about this please email Melissa Marshall or any of the ALPSP team.
Any discounts will be applied at checkout.

*In order to take advantage of the early bird discount for ALPSP members, you must (i) make a booking by 30 January 2021 and (ii) be an ALPSP member on the date of the event. In the event that you cancel your membership prior to the event, you agree to pay ALPSP the difference between the discounted price and the full price for the event.



Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Tue 30 Mar 2021
  • Tue 30 Mar 2021
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