April 25 Webcast: 5 Biggest Challenges from Front Lines of Publishing

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Apr 16, 2013 9:31:00 AM

five biggest challenges webcastWhat are the greatest threats to the integrity of scholarly publishing? What are the biggest ethical concerns of editors in reviewing research and working with researchers? In order to take a deeper look into these questions and potentially find answers, iThenticate conducted a survey (called "Editors and Ethics") to over a hundred people in an editorial role. With the goal of learning more about the attitudes and types of challenges that editors and editorial staff are having with ethical conflicts and other pressing issues, the results of the survey revealed some very interesting insights.

The results of the survey will be announced and explored in a free webcast next week on Thursday, April 25: 5 Biggest Challenges from the Front Lines of Scholarly Publishing.

We are delighted that two prominent editors -- Dr. Virginia Barbour, Council Chair at the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Co-founding Editor of PLoS Medicine Journal, and Dr. David Moher, University Research Chair at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Editor-in-Chief at Systematic Reviews Journal -- will join us for the webcast to provide deeper insight and perspective into the five issues.

"There are many complex ethical issues in journal publishing now--from plagiarism to pressure to publish--and these issues need everyone involved in academic work to be aware of and up to date with them," said Dr. Barbour.

Effective methods for preventing ethical issues, including plagiarism detection, and best practices for handling or overcoming industry challenges and pressures will also be discussed.

“Plagiarism is anti-science and casts a dark shadow on our ability of using evidence to inform decision making,” said Dr. Moher.


When: Thursday, April 25, 2012 at 8:30am San Francisco / 11:30am New York / 4:30pm London


  • Five top concerns of editorial managers, revealed from a new survey conducted by iThenticate
  • Exclusive insights and anecdotes from two highly esteemed industry experts
  • Guidance on how to mitigate challenges and risks, and best practices for editorial managers and researchers

Learn more and register

We look forward to seeing you next week!

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