Our 2022 Ask the Experts series continues with “Ethics in Publishing,” happening Thursday, July 28, at 11 am EDT. Registration for the event remains open, with a discount available for SSP members.
Moderator John Warren (Director MPS in Publishing, George Washington University) will lead speakers Dr. Chhavi Chauhan (Director of Scientific Outreach, American Society for Investigative Pathology; Director, Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program, Journal of Molecular Diagnostics), Chris Graf (Research Integrity Director, Springer Nature), and Amy L. Kullas, PhD (Director, Ethics and IDEAA (Inclusive Diversity with Equity, Access & Accountability), American Society for Microbiology) in addressing a number of pressing questions about ethics in publishing, Ask the Experts organizer, David Meyers took a few minutes to answer a few questions about what to expect.
Why is this topic important and timely?
Journals in all disciplines continue to face ethical issues. Allegations of author misconduct can be time-consuming and frustrating to deal with.
Is there a particular aspect of this topic that is noteworthy?
Ethical issues are often reported on by the press and can have a severe impact on a journal’s reputation if not handled properly.
What can attendees expect?
Commercial and society publishers in all disciplines exploring issues like:
- Are ethical issues increasing? Are more complaints being reported?
- What should a publisher do after exhausting COPE guidelines and not having a resolution?
- Checks and balances with regard to editorial decisions: is the editor’s word final?
- How to deal with a complaint when the complainant is more or less anonymous, and their motive is unclear?
- What happens when authors in the group disagree about retractions?