The American Sociologist

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 84–87

Ethical issues in editing scholarly journals


  • Sheldon Stryker
    • Department of SociologyIndiana University
Symposium: Ethical Issues In Scholarly Publication

DOI: 10.1007/BF02691787

Cite this article as:
Stryker, S. Am Soc (1990) 21: 84. doi:10.1007/BF02691787


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.

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