Policies and Guidelines
AIS members are expected to adhere to the AIS Research Code of Conduct, which has been developed by the Research Conduct Committee (RCC), whose members are listed below, and endorsed by AIS Council.

The RCC has developed guidelines for journal editors and conference program chairs and guidelines for victims of plagiarism. These guidelines are designed to help individuals deal with situations where inappropriate scholarly conduct may have occurred.

All AIS journal editors and conference program chairs should review the Guidelines for Editors for advice on how to deal with suspected or potential scholar misconduct issues, including plagiarism.

If you think that someone may have plagiarized your work, please look at the Guidelines for Victims. These guidelines have been written with victims in mind and are informed by previous plagiarism cases. They provide actionable advice.

Finally, to understand how cases of scholarly misconduct are handled by AIS, please refer to AIS Policy, 5.4.3 Scholarly Misconduct. This policy explains how cases of scholarly misconduct are reported and handled, the ways in which the AIS investigates suspected cases of academic misconduct, the role of the RCC in this process, and the array of penalties that exist for scholarly misconduct.

We recommend that doctoral students and all new AIS members review all four of these documents.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please contact the chair of the RCC. or the president of AIS.

The Research Conduct Committee:
  • Robert Davison, City University of Hong Kong (Committee Chair)
  • Cynthia Beath, University of Texas, Austin (VP of Meetings and Conferences)
  • Virpi Tuunainen, Aalto University (VP of Publications)

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