Workshop on Scientific Misconduct and the Role of Physics Journals in its Investigation and Prevention

Online Resources for Ethics in Scientific Publishing

This page is in development. Suggestions for links to add are very welcome. Send these to Amy Halsted.

General Information

A good place to start: The Online Ethics Center for Engineering & Science at Case Western University. Includes collection of codes of conduct from organizations worldwide; helpline for scientists encountering ethical problems in their work; large bibliography of ethics resources; ethical guidelines bearing on diversity in the workplace; and a wide variety of educational resources —

University of Minnesota Graduate School, Teaching Ethics for Research, Scholarship and Practice. Resources for teaching about ethics and a model site for informing students about internal and external ethical practices —

Samples, Advice and How-to

Committee on Publications Ethics, (appropriately, COPE). Biomed focus but range expanding; includes best publication practices; and reports of anonymised cases considered by COPE —

Ethical Guidelines for Publications from American Chemical Society

Guidelines for Professional Conduct from the American Physical Society, including recently added sections on the responsibilities of co?authors and on maintenance of research data.—

APS Statement on Policies for Handling Allegations of Research Misconduct

APS Editorial Office Guidelines for the Investigation of Research Misconduct. Internal guidelines and steps for investigating various types of misconduct related to physics journals — download guidelines pdf

Creating a Code of Ethics for Your Organization: samples, process advice, guidelines —

Report from a 2000 AAAS Conference: The Role and Activities of Scientific Societies in Promoting Research Integritydownload report pdf

Helpful Publications

On Being A Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research, Second Edition; Free online version and information on purchase of hard copies —

Sigma Xi ethics publications including: The Responsible Researcher: Paths and Pitfalls, and Honor in Science

Science and Engineering Ethics. This ten-year-old quarterly journal publishes special topical issues, book reviews, meeting reports —

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