Ethical Conduct in Chemical Research and Publishing



In recent years the incidence of scientific misconduct has increased. While the direct responsibility lies with the individual researcher, the educational role of mentors and research institutions needs rethinking and renewal. Researchers, principal investigators, departments, institutions, funding agencies, chemical societies, publishers, scientific journal editors, referees and editorial board members all have responsibilities in order to maintain the integrity of chemistry within the scientific community and to restore the confidence of the general public in chemistry as a responsible contributor to the solutions of the global problems facing mankind in this century.