Code of Conduct

The MIT Press Code of Conduct

The MIT Press is committed to responsible and ethical conduct in our workplace. To support the Press’s mission to push the boundaries of scholarly publishing and advance knowledge, and in alignment with MIT’s policies and procedures, we embrace a code of conduct that governs all of our collaborations.

The Press actively supports an environment in which its staff, interns, authors, editors, reviewers, media professionals, vendors, and other partners may participate in the business of scholarly publishing in an exemplary professional manner. This environment is defined by constructive relationships, equity and inclusion, and mutual respect. The Press will not tolerate discrimination or harassment as outlined by MIT Policies, or illegal, dishonest, or unethical professional conduct.

As guiding principles of conduct, we commit to a positive, professional, sensitive, and supportive environment, free of abuse, discrimination, and harassment of others. We commit to hold challenging discussions of differences in a professional, non-confrontational manner and with respect to a diversity of viewpoints. We expect our staff and all of our collaborators to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner in all facets of their professional lives. When such expectations are not met, it may become necessary for the Press to take appropriate action, including the termination of partnerships that we believe violate or challenge our ability to achieve a positive culture of collaboration and responsibility.

If you have questions, require resources or advice, or have observed or suspect violations of MIT policy, please contact director and publisher Amy Brand or visit