Symposium: Ethical Issues In Scholarly Publication

The American Sociologist

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 84-87

First online:

Ethical issues in editing scholarly journals

  • Sheldon StrykerAffiliated withDepartment of Sociology, Indiana University

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Various ethical issues that often involve dilemmas to face editors of scholarly journals. These issues are treated via discussions of treatment of colleagues’ submissions; paradigm-based decisions, and decisions based on personal sociological predilections and commitments; “reasonable” referee-assignment policies; policies with respect to how referees’ judgments are used; and “privileged” treatment of categories of authors relative to other categories.