Science and Engineering Ethics is a multi-disciplinary journal that explores ethical issues of direct concern to scientists and engineers. Coverage encompasses professional education, standards and ethics in research and practice, extending to the effects of innovation on society at large.Yet here the very editors of an ethics journal engage in a violation of ethics and commit misconduct by deleting author affiliations and allowing a completely dishonest Conflict of Interest statement remain. As per Retraction Watch, the relevant research integrity office at the authors' institution should be contacted first. That poses some difficulty here since most of the authors are employed by the same incestuous network of businesses and "charities" run by themselves. I do know for a fact that the editors of Science and Engineering Ethics were contacted directly and the action that they have chosen flies in the face of publication ethics. In any event they are:
Recent controversies and instances of misconduct in science have attracted considerable media attention. In addition, the power of new technologies developed through science and engineering - especially as portrayed by the media - have inspired growing popular concern. Science and Engineering Ethics offers a forum for the examination and discussion of ethical issues arising in the practice of scientific research and engineering, and in the practical application of that work.
Although the focus of this publication is science and engineering, contributions from a broad range of disciplines are included.
SJ Bird: email@example.com
RE Spier: firstname.lastname@example.org
Institutional research compliance contacts for those authors who do have them are:
Research Compliance Officer, University of Kentucky
Re: Boyd Haley
Gary S. Margules
Vice President, Office of Research and Technology Transfer, Nova Southeastern University
Re: Richard Deth
IRB Chair, IRB Simpson University
Re: Brian Hooker
Systematic Assessment of Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mercury Reveals Conflicts of Interest and the Need for Transparency in Autism Research is an egregious example of hypocrisy and should have been retracted but the editors doubled-down on publication misconduct by disappearing author affiliations which point to the plethora of conflicts of interest the authors have. Shame on Springer Link.
My deep gratitude to capnkrunch who spotted this sleight-of-hand and brought it to my attention along with some contact information.