The Coleopterists Society Ethics Statement

Preamble: The purpose of the Society is to promote the science of coleopterology for the advancement of science and the benefit of society.

In accordance with this purpose, The Coleopterists Society requires its officers and encourages its members to:

A. Treat all people with civility, avoiding harassment and discrimination,

B. Uphold the highest standards of truthfulness and honesty in all scientific and professional endeavors,

C. Evaluate the work of colleagues fairly and objectively,

D. Recognize past and present contributors to science and not claim credit for accomplishments of others,

E. Disclose potential conflicts of interest,

F. Offer professional advice only on those subjects in which they are qualified,

G. Report scientific and professional misconduct promptly, and

H. Comply with all laws and regulations that apply to our science and profession.

The council retains the right to bar from membership or expel from the Society any individual who has been or is sanctioned by any (academic) institution or convicted in a court of law of an action that fails to comply with the ethics and Bylaws of The Coleopterists Society.

Additionally, any Coleopterist Society members who are attending the Entomological Society of America annual meeting are asked to read and follow ESA’s Code of Conduct for meetings.