Ethics in Publishing: Complexity Science and Human Factors Offer Insights to Develop a Just Culture

TitleEthics in Publishing: Complexity Science and Human Factors Offer Insights to Develop a Just Culture
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsSaurin, T
Date Published2016
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
KeywordsComplexity , Culture , EMPIRICAL , ethics , Human , just , PUBLICATIONS , Publishers , SOCIAL
AbstractWhile ethics in publishing has been increasingly debated, there seems to be a lack of a theoretical framework for making sense of existing rules of behavior as well as for designing, managing and enforcing such rules. This letter argues that systems-oriented disciplines, such as complexity science and human factors, offer insights into new ways of dealing with ethics in publishing. Some examples of insights are presented. Also, a call is made for empirical studies that unveil the context and details of both retracted papers and the process of writing and publishing academic papers. This is expected to shed light on the complexity of the publication system as well as to support the development of a just culture, in which all participants are accountable. 
NotesAccession Number: 119355993; Saurin, Tarcisio 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: DEPROT/UFRGS (Industrial Engineering and Transportation Department, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) , Av. Osvaldo Aranha, 99, 5. andar Porto Alegre CEP 90035-190 Brazil; Source Info: Dec2016, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p1849; Subject Term: Publishers & publishing -- Moral & ethical aspects; Subject Term: Social context; Subject Term: Culture; Subject Term: Empirical research; Subject Term: Publications -- Psychological aspects; Author-Supplied Keyword: Complexity science; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethics in publishing; Author-Supplied Keyword: Human factors; Author-Supplied Keyword: Just culture; NAICS/Industry Codes: 511130 Book Publishers; NAICS/Industry Codes: 511199 All Other Publishers; NAICS/Industry Codes: 511190 Other publishers; Number of Pages: 6p; Document Type: Letter
Short TitleScience & Engineering Ethics