American Society of Naturalists

A membership society whose goal is to advance and to diffuse knowledge of organic evolution and other broad biological principles so as to enhance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences.

Adoption of the Code of Ethics

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The Executive Committee of the ASN is glad to announce that the Code of Ethics has been approved by the vote of the members and will go into place on January 1, 2024. Thank you for participating in this important process. You can read more about the Code of Ethics at The Code of Ethics will be a valuable new tool in helping the Society uphold the highest standards of academic honesty and decency with a process that is fair, transparent, and responsive.

Please note that, as specified in its text, the Code of Ethics is binding for all members of the ASN as soon as it goes into effect. As new members join, or as current members renew their membership, we will ask them to acknowledge their awareness of the Code of Ethics on the membership page.

The Executive Committee of the ASN views the adoption of the Code of Ethics as a big step forward in ensuring that the activities of the ASN are accessible to the whole of our membership.

With best wishes,

Maria Servedio
President, The American Society of Naturalists