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JECLAP endorses ASCOLA’s Declaration of ethics

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A while ago, I wrote about ASCOLA’s conference at NYU School of Law. There was a bit I did not mention: at the same gathering, the ASCOLA General Assembly unanimously approved a Declaration of Ethics, which can be found here. The initiative seeks to preserve the integrity and trustworthiness of legal research. Ioannis Lianos headed the committee that worked on the declaration.

If you take a look at my profile on the blog, you will see that I now make it explicit that I abide by it.

By and large, this declaration overlaps with the principles that have guided the publication of pieces in the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice (JECLAP) since I became its joint general editor (alongside Gianni De Stefano). Because it is intended for academics, the ASCOLA declaration is stricter in some respects . In this sense, it is a wonderful complement to JECLAP’s policy.

At our last meeting, JECLAP’s editorial team endorsed the declaration. Accordingly, authors submitting a piece to JECLAP are assumed to abide by ASCOLA’s declaration of ethics if they claim an academic affiliation. We are confident other competition law and economics journals will follow, and we have no doubt our authors and readers welcome the initiative.

And since I am speaking ASCOLA: remember that, if you want to take part in the next annual conference – Aix-en-Provence (!), 27-29 June – you have until 15 January 2019 to submit your articles and extended abstracts (more info here).

Written by Pablo Ibanez Colomo

11 December 2018 at 8:41 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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