The Ethics Committee will focus on unethical behaviour in mathematical publications. This includes, for example, plagiarism, duplicate publication, inadequate citations, inflated self citations, dishonest refereeing, and other violations of the professional code. The Committee will be responsible for the following three tasks:
- To raise the awareness of the problem by preparing a code of practice.
- To encourage journals and publishers to respond to allegations of unethical behaviour in a conscientious way.
- To provide a mechanism whereby researchers can ask the Committee to help them pursue claims of unethical behaviour.
The committee may take up other relevant questions related to ethics in connection with its work.
If you think you are a victim of unethical behaviour regarding publications as described above, please contact the Chair of the committee, Arne Jensen.