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Ethics

The Ethics Committee focuses on unethical behaviour in mathematical research, publication, and related matters.

Code of practice

Comments by the Committee on the Code of Practice

Internal policy on conflicts of interest of the EMS Ethics Committee

Terms of Reference: 

The Ethics Committee focuses on unethical behaviour in mathematical research, publication, and related matters. This includes, for example, plagiarism, duplicate publication, inadequate citations, inflated self-citations, dishonest refereeing and failing to address conflicts of interest. The Committee is responsible for the following tasks:

  1. To raise awareness of ethical issues in mathematics.
  2. To maintain and update the Code of Practice and related documents.
  3. To encourage journals and publishers to respond to allegations of unethical behaviour in a conscientious manner.
  4. To provide a mechanism whereby researchers can ask the Committee to help them pursue claims of unethical behaviour.

The Committee may take up any other relevant questions related to ethics in connection with its work.

If you think you are a victim of unethical behaviour as described in the Code of Practice or the EMS Policy on Conflicts of Interest, you may contact the Chair of the Committee, Jiří Rákosník.

Key members
Responsible Member: 
Committee Members: 
PersonRoleTenureTerm
  • Chair
2018 to 2021
I
  • Vice Chair
2016 to 2019
I
  • Member
2017 to 2020
I
  • Member
2018 to 2021
I
  • Member
2018 to 2021
I
  • Member
2018 to 2021
I
  • Member
2014 to 2021
II