- Code of Ethics
- Foundation of ethical guidelines
- A: Professional responsibility
- B: Confidentiality
- C: Disclosures to Clients
- D: Consulting astrology
- E: Research
- F: Publication
- G: Financial astrology
- H: Business astrology
- I: Horary and electional astrology
- J: Structure ethics committee
- K: Esolving ethical questions
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SECTION F: PUBLICATION
a. Intellectual Property
All written materials are considered the exclusive intellectual property of the author or publisher depending on copyrights laws in effect and on the agreement between them. Astrologers must be aware of the potential for plagiarism and refrain from copying materials authored by others without explicit permission or due credit. Likewise, the data and results of a research study are the intellectual property of the researchers who designed and conducted the study, unless specific contractual ar-rangements have been made. For intellectual honesty, all funding sources and restrictions should be mentioned in the report.
b. Recognition of Others
When conducting and reporting research, or when presenting a theory, researchers are familiar with and give recognition to previous work on the topic, observe copyright laws, and give full credit to those to whom credit is due. Specifically:
- If you got an idea from someone else, acknowledge the source of the idea.
- If you quote someone, quote them accurately and don't quote fragments out of context in a way that distorts the meaning of the source text.
- If you did not do all the work on a project yourself, make sure everyone who contributed is properly credited in the final report about the work.
c. Duplicate Submission
Astrologers submit manuscripts or articles for consideration to only one journal or magazine at a time, unless the publisher is informed. Manuscripts or articles that are published in whole or in substantial part in another journal or magazine are not submitted for publication without acknowledgment and per-mission from the previous publication.
d. Professional Review
Astrologers who review pre-publication material respect the confidentiality and proprietary rights of the authors. The work should not be discussed until published unless explicit permission is given. Evaluation of the work should be based entirely on the content of the material, not on the reviewer's personal astrological beliefs. Criticisms should be made respectfully and concretely.
e. Software Programs
Astrologers do not knowingly replicate codes or programs from other astrological software publishers.