Guidelines

Guidelines and codes of conduct in Japan

This is a collection of links to guidelines for responding to research misconduct by Japanese government and institutions.

Guidelines for Responding to Misconduct in Research

"Guidelines for Responding to Misconduct in Research" established by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) (August 26, 2014)

Code of Conduct for Scientists —Revised Version—

The statement entitled "Code of Conduct for Scientists - Revised Version -" issued by Science Council of Japan (SCJ). This statement is a basic norm common to all disciplines. (October 3, 2006; revised January 25, 2013)

Joint Statement for Enhancing the Integrity of Scientific Research

This is a joint statement released under the joint names of the President of The Japan Association of National Universities (JANU), the President of The Japan Association of Public Universities (JAPU), the President of the Federation of Japanese Private Colleges and Universities Associations (FJPCUA) and the President of the Science Council of Japan (SCJ). (December 11, 2014)

Addressing Research Misconduct

This page is about the Cabinet Office (CAO)'s response to research misconduct. The Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) of the Cabinet Office (CAO) publishes the background of research misconduct and the government's basic thinking and viewpoint to tackle the misconduct. (September 19, 2014)

Guidelines and codes of conduct in foreign countries

This is a collection of links on the trends in research integrity by research institutions in foreign countries, where the code of conduct, recommendations, reports and so on are posted.

ESF Member Organisation Forum on Research Integrity 

This is the website of the forum on research integrity that the European Science Foundation (ESF) organized in 2010. You can download the code of conduct and relevant reports.

Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing Version 3

This is a guideline for academic publication by four publishing associations: Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). (The third edition revised in January 2018).

COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers

This is a guideline for peer reviewers of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). It contains important points for peer reviewers to follow. (The second edition revised in September 2017)

Wiley's Best Practice Guidelines on Publishing Ethics: A Publisher's Perspective, Second Edition

This is a guideline issued by the publisher Wiley. It is a compilation of publication ethical codes of conduct that editors, authors, and other people involved in publishing in various positions must adhere to. (The second edition issued in 2014)

Transparency in Authors' Contributions and Responsibilities to Promote Integrity in Scientific Publication 

This is a paper made public in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), which proposes ways to increase authorship transparency. (Announced in February 2018)