Elizabeth (Liz) Wager, PhD is a freelance consultant and trainer who has worked on six continents. She chaired the Committee on Publication Ethics (2009-2012) and is a member of the ethics committees of The BMJ and World Association of Medical Editors. She is a co-author of Good Publication Practice for Pharmaceutical Companies, the Wiley-Blackwell Guidelines on Publication Ethics, and various COPE guidelines. She is the author of ‘Getting Research Published: An A to Z of Publication Strategy’ and ‘How to Survive Peer Review’. She is Visiting Professor at the University of Split Medical School, Croatia.