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Editor's Note: Please send ethical questions for Jordan Moiers or comments to: ethics@aps.org, or by mail to Jordan Moiers, c/o APS News, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Contributors should identify themselves, but their names and addresses will be held strictly confidential unless they request otherwise. The opinions expressed in this column are not necessarily those of either APS or APS News.

2007
The fine ethical points of recommendation letters
 
2006
Pondering a Possible Retraction Infraction
 
2005
Publication Déjà vu
 
Grad student troubled by professor's blocking student publishing
 
2004
Navigating the murky waters of intellectual property policies.
 
Manuscript wrongfully published
 
Data manipulation detected by coworker
 
A real dilemma...
 
Having to include managers as co-authors
 
2003
APS News unveils a new column devoted to questions of ethics.
 
1999
Micro electro mechanical systems: pyrite or pure gold?