PYR101 Episode 5

Ethical Considerations for Authors and Reviewers

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University of Nottingham

Publishing Your Research 101

Episode 5 – Ethical Considerations for Authors and Reviewers

About the Episode

In the fifth episode of our publishing series, we focus on the ethical considerations in scholarly publishing. Ethical behavior in research and publication form the foundation of scientific discovery and communication. Simply put, experiments should be performed and communicated honestly and with integrity, and attribution should be given to acknowledge the contributions of others.

Our editors examine some specific ways in which these principles apply during the publication and peer review process and highlight some of the common problems that arise from both authors and reviewers.

Related Resources

Related Videos: Symposium on Ethics in Publishing (Division of Chemical Education)

From ACS Publications

The Division of Chemical Education organized a symposium on The Ethics of Publishing at the 241st ACS National Meeting in Anaheim, CA, March 27-31, 2011. Recordings of several presentations are available:

On the Web

Committee on Publications Ethics – Promoting integrity in research publication

About The Author

John T. Fourkas

Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland

John T. Fourkas is a Senior Editor for the Journal of Physical Chemistry, and Millard Alexander Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland. His research interests include ultrafast nonlinear optical spectroscopy of liquids, dynamics of nanoconfined liquids, nonlinear optical microscopy, nontraditional approaches to micro- and nanofabrication, and dynamics of single molecules and single nanoparticles. He received BS and MS degrees from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Karen Allen

Professor of Chemistry at Boston University

Karen Allen is an Associate Editor of Biochemistry, and Professor of Chemistry at Boston University. Her research interests are in the areas of protein structure and function via X-ray diffraction and enzyme kinetic studies. She received her BS degree from Tufts University and her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Brandeis University.

Paul S. Weiss

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA

Paul S. Weiss is the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Nano, and Director of the California NanoSystems Institute and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA. His research interests are in the area of atomic-scale measurements and control in chemistry, physics, electronics, and biology, including nanometer-scale electronics and storage; surface interactions; and surface motion, dynamics, and direct manipulation.