Introducing CSE’s Meetings and Events Code of Conduct


CSE has the privilege of serving a diverse, international group of editorial professionals in the sciences. With that privilege, we have an obligation to provide safe spaces for our membership to network, exchange ideas, and learn from each other. I hope you will agree that our most valuable learning experiences occur when our current level of knowledge or our beliefs are challenged by those with a different perspective. These experiences require an environment in which all involved feel comfortable voicing their opinions and engaging in open discussion, regardless of our differences. To ensure this safe and supportive atmosphere permeates our meetings and events, the CSE Board of Directors has adopted the Code of Conduct. We have opted to publish this under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY), so that other organizations may use it as a guide as needed. This Code is intended to align CSE’s values and commitment to diversity and inclusivity with its stated purpose of fostering networking, education, discussion, and exchange. In developing its Code, CSE has aimed for balance between assuming the best intentions of its roughly 800 members and conveying a clear message that anything less than considerate and respectful language and actions will not be tolerated. We want to assure our members that should they ever be made to feel unwelcome or uncomfortable at a CSE event, the organization will take swift action to resolve the situation. Should you have any questions or concerns about the Code of Conduct, please don’t hesitate to raise […]

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