COPE welcomes you to submit your publication ethics work for presention as a poster at COPE's first Asia-Pacific Seminar in Australia, on 14 November 2011 in Melbourne.

The deadline for abstract submmissions is 1 September 2011. Authors will be informed on or close to 30 September 2011 whether their abstract has been accepted. Posters to present successful abstracts should be about 140cm wide by 90cm high.

The topics considered will be publication ethics-oriented research or information about ethical policies, techniques, collaborations, and initiatives that COPE members and others attending the COPE seminar will be interested in learning about. COPE will assess submitted abstracts for quality, relevance, and suitability for COPE's membership.

One abstract author must be a COPE member and should be able to attend the COPE seminar on 14 November 2011 in Melbourne.

If you have questions please email Chris Graf, COPE Treasurer,

Committee on Publication Ethics

I have permission from all the authors of this work to submit this abstract.

I understand that COPE will review this abstract for quality, relevance, and suitability for presentation at the COPE seminar on 14 November 2011.

I understand that COPE will communicate to me by email on or around 30 September 2011 whether or not my abstract has been accepted for presentation at the COPE seminar on 14 November 2011.

I will include my email address along with my full contact information in the Corresponding Author section below.

I agree that if my abstract is accepted I will prepare a poster (about 140cm wide by 90cm high) to display my work at the COPE seminar in Melbourne on 14 November 2011. I will attend the seminar, or a colleague will attend in my place, to present the poster.

I have either: secured permission from any copyright holders or owners of work included in my abstract; or, no such permission is needed.

I submit my abstract to COPE under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license. I understand that "the original creator (and any other nominated parties) must be credited and the source linked to" and that this permits copying and reproduction of the abstract . I understand that I am the "original creator". I name COPE as a "nominated party".

I have answered, by checking one of the boxes below, "yes" to all the above; or, if my answer is "no" to one or more of the above I have explained in the "further explanation" box.

500 words (structured, eg Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusions)

All authors and their affilations (first name, last name, affiliation)

Potential conflicts of interest for each author (describe, or state "none")
Acknowledgements (describe, or state "none")
Funding sources (describe, or state "none")

First name
Last name
Postal address
Email address
Telephone number