Ecklund E, Howard J , David R, et al. Study highlights ethical ambiguity in physics. Physics Today 2015;68(6):8-10.
As part of a study entitled "Ethics among physicists in
cross-national context" the authors interviewed 170 physicists at US and
UK universities and the results suggest that ethical issues in physics are not
as black and white as many physicists may think. Some narrowly defined
unethical conduct as fabrication, falsification and plagiarism while others
also included such things as accepting funding for military research, misusing
research funds, abusing the peer-review system, misallocating credit and
authorship, practicing cronyism, overhyping research results and exploiting
subordinates. They suggest that more needs to be done to teach ethics to
students and reaffirm ethical practices for research scientists.