AACE strives to follow the COPE Codes of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines as a publisher. It also works with its editors to support their adherence to the Code of Conduct for Journal Editors. Finally, it requires all authors submitting articles to adhere to the COPE International Standards for Authors.  Both sets of guidelines have been provided through a Creative Commons license; they are also available on the COPE Code of Conduct webpage. Please also see:  Wager, E., & Kleinert, S. (2010). Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Singapore, 309-16.