Code of conduct

The adoption of a Code of Conduct (The Code) represents a way of ensuring an environment of dialogue and research that incorporates high ethical standards of conduct, with the aim of ensuring that all members of the Association act with the utmost integrity in compliance with laws in force in pursuing the objectives of the Association.

Our values, inspired by honesty and respect, are the basis of the governance of the Association and include a fundamental system of Principles and Procedures that combines our experience with legal requirements, the search for best practices and discussion on ethical topics.

SITES has adopted the ethical code of the Società Italiana di Economia ( )

Honesty in research: no plagiarism, no falsification of data, no concealment of undesirable conclusions, no manipulation of citations or own skills.

Acknowledging the work of others: acknowledge all contributions by including the names of all authors and only the authors.

Transparency: Disclose funding and conflicts of interest.

Correctness in evaluation: Read carefully and decline to evaluate if you have common interests with the authors.

Respect for the opinions of others: Always respect the opinions of others, even in discussion forums that allow confidential and anonymous participation.

Social responsibility: do not deviate from the scientific foundations of your own work and the discipline in general, even in popular contexts.

Rejection of discriminatory behavior: behave in a professional context in a manner that opposes any form of discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, language, religion, political opinion and personal and social situation.

Further, our Association shares, and its Code of Conduct implements, the principles of the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” of the United Nations (“UN”), the Conventions of the International Labor Organization (“ILO”) and the Guidelines Guidance from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”).

The Code was approved by the SITES Board of Directors. SITES adopts the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity: ALLEA – All European Academies (2023) The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity – Revised Edition 2023, Berlin. DOI 10.26356/ECOC

Our Association works to ensure that the Code is considered a “best practice” and is also respected by those with whom it has relationships.

To report a violation of the Code of Conduct

Our Society has provided a dedicated channel, the “SITES Contact List.” 

To report any circumstance, event and/or action deemed contrary to the principles established by the Code of Conduct, write to

To receive an information and listening service, to request advice and/or interpretations regarding its application, write to the President of the Society