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, failing to address conflicts of interest or incorrect handling of submissions. The Committee is responsible for the following tasks:
- To raise awareness of ethical issues in mathematics.
- To maintain and update the Code of Practice and related documents.
- To encourage journals and publishers to respond to allegations of unethical behaviour in a conscientious manner.
- 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.