This paper presents preliminary results of a survey with Brazilian Information Systems researchers with respect to their experience as writers and reviewers of academic papers for scientific journals. Operational and ethical issues were addressed with the purpose of collecting material that could lead to debate among researchers on how to improve scientific reviewing and publication strategies in the country’s journals. At this stage, very preliminary results are analyzed, considering that data collection is still under way. However, a few concerns could already be raised and trends depicted. In order to guide the analysis, the perspectives of a few authors that distinguish the pragmatic behavior, the ethical behavior and the moral behavior were taken into account, as it is believed that they help understand the pressures to which researchers are submitted these days. In that sense, the problem of ethics in research was included in the discussion, based on the reflection of certain contemporary philosophers about the reasons for a modernity ethics crisis, related to the rule of instrumental rationality.