INANE is fortunate to have two nurse editor members on the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Council–Charon Pierson and Geri Pearson. Geri is running for re-election this year. In her words,
I finally seem to understand the workings of this complex organization and can continue to contribute the Council for nursing editors. I am requesting that all those whose journals have COPE membership consider voting for me. I’ve been told by leadership that every vote counts in this election.
Here is Geri’s personal statement for re-election:
When I became involved with COPE nearly four years ago I had no idea that my eventual election to the COPE Council would open so many doors to knowledge about publication ethics, a world view of the dilemmas faced by editors, and a sense of the growing complexity around ethics and publications. I have been very active on the COPE Council, reviewing cases, attending meeting and forums, and participating in planning conferences and events. I developed a systematic checklist system for COPE presentations, workshops, and forums. This appears to be useful as it has been implemented over the past year. COPE is becoming increasingly visible in the world and I’m proud to be a part of an organization that implements the ethical principles it represents. I hope that I can have the chance to further my involvement with COPE with election to a second 3-year term.
Click here to learn more and vote in this year’s election. Note that voting closes on January 24, 2014.