This chapter provides an overview of the legal and ethical issues in journal publishing. Ethical guidelines for editors and peer reviewers are discussed, along with common ethical issues for both. Relationships with authors and the ethical issues related to access models for library-published journals are also addressed. The chapter concludes with a discussion of how best to allocate responsibility (and liability) for a journal’s content.
Although libraries establish policies and guidelines for institutional repository collections, a library’s involvement in creating the content that populates ...