Communications of the Association for Information Systems


This article contains the report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Member Misconduct which was presented to the AIS Council at its meeting on December 15, 2002 in Barcelona, Spain. The committee was established in response to an inquiry on plagiarism that was placed before the Council. The report includes an overview of the literature on plagiarism, the views of eight editors of IS journals, and guidelines for dealing with the issue. The Committee makes four recommendations: 1. Creation of a new standing committee of the AIS Council to deal with member misconduct. 2. A pledge of originality for every paper submitted to AIS for publication 3. A change in the way members are dismissed from AIS so it becomes the responsibility of Council 4. A member poll to determine what is considered acceptable behavior as the first step in creating an AIS code of ethics.





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