Ethical Standards

Statement by the American Academy of Microbiology Regarding 
Ethical Standards Adherence

The American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). The mission of the Academy is to recognize scientists for outstanding contributions to microbiology and provide microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public.

“The criteria for election to Fellowship are scientific excellence, originality, and leadership; high ethical standards; and scholarly and creative achievement” (Art.2, Academy Bylaws). The Academy takes each of these criteria extremely seriously, including the adherence to high ethical standards, and will take the appropriate measures to address any alleged or actual unethical behavior by Academy Fellows.