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Ethics in Publishing

Journals in all disciplines continue to face ethical issues. Allegations of author misconduct can be time-consuming and frustrating to deal with. This panel will address a number of pressing questions about ethics in publishing: • Are ethical issues increasing in publishing? • What new activities in terms of ethical breaches or concerns should publishers be aware of? • Are there any technical solutions available or on the horizon to detect ethical lapses? • How can scientists be educated about ethical conduct?
Publication Date
2022 | Jul 28

Ask The Experts

Our Ask the Experts series allows attendees to steer the discussion, asking whatever questions they’d like of our panel of experts. The discussion groups are a great opportunity to learn about an emerging trend in scholarly communication and explore how it can benefit your work.

Amy L. Kullas, PhD


Director, Ethics and IDEAA (Inclusive Diversity with Equity, Access & Accountability), American Society for Microbiology

Amy Kullas, PhD, is the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)'s Director, Ethics and IDEAA (Inclusive Diversity with Equity, Access, and Accountability). Kullas is responsible for oversight and management of ASM's organizational ethics policies and procedures program. She oversees and facilitates the reporting process, discussions and resolution of allegations relating to science ethics, misconduct, and harassment. Recently, ASM’s IDEAA efforts and activities have become aligned within the ethics department. Kullas received her PhD in molecular genetics and microbiology from Stony Brook University.

Chhavi Chauhan, PhD


Director of Scientific Outreach at the American Society for Investigative Pathology and Director of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program at the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics

Dr. Chhavi Chauhan is Director of Scientific Outreach at the American Society for Investigative Pathology and Director of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program at the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. She is a leader of the Women in AI Ethics Collective, program manager for the Women in AI Accelerate and Raise programs, and an expert at the AI Policy Exchange. She is a biomedical researcher, expert scholarly communicator, and a sought-after mentor in the fields of scientific research, scholarly publishing (serving on several SSP cohorts), and AI ethics, especially for women and minorities. She is a thought leader, a renowned international speaker, and a strong advocate for equitable and accessible healthcare; she is also a co-chair of the SSP’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She sits at the intersection of scientific research, scholarly communications, science policy, medical education, and responsible tech in healthcare. Her vision is to provide equitable personalized healthcare to all, beyond geographies, and despite socioeconomic disparities. She was named in the AI Makers 150 AI & Analytics Leaders & Influencers 2021 List and the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics 2022 list.

Chris Graf


Research Integrity Director, Springer Nature

Chris is Research Integrity Director at Springer Nature. He has a long-standing commitment to excellence in research publishing, research integrity, and open research. He’s chair of the Governance Board for the STM Association Integrity Collaborations Hub, and member of the Programme Committee and Chair of the Poster & Award Committee for the 2022 World Conference on Research Integrity.

John Warren


Director MPS in Publishing, George Washington University

John W. Warren (he/him), director and associate professor, Master of Professional Studies in Publishing, George Washington University, formerly held the positions of director of the George Mason University Press; marketing and sales director at Georgetown University Press; and director of marketing, publications at the RAND Corporation. He has a master’s in international management from the School of Public Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego. He is a classical guitarist and composer and writes about guitar technique, composition, and improvisation. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, John is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has authored several articles on digital publishing and other topics.