Policies and Procedures

Find guidance around APS membership, meetings, committees, journals, and other processes within the organization.

Honors policies, procedures, and guidelines

The APS honors policies, procedures, and guidelines oversee the nominations, eligibility, processes, selection, and more for our forms of funding and recognition.

Meetings and events policies and guidelines

These policies and guidelines oversee abstracts, sessions, attendee conduct, health and safety, and other aspects of APS meetings and events.

Membership policy

APS reciprocal membership policy outlines benefits for both APS and reciprocal society members.

Society and organization policies and procedures

Policies and procedures overseeing the governance of APS, including the selection of and responsibilities of leaders.

Unit policies

Ethics policies, procedures, and guidelines

The APS ethics guidelines influence our policies and procedures to ensure our members, awardees, leaders, and others associated with our organization uphold proper conduct.

  • Physicists wield the power of truth and compassion in the global pursuit of knowledge. Ethics guide our journey, shaping the integrity of our profession.

  • All members of the APS are expected to meet standards of professional scientific integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines.

  • APS's revocation procedure lays out the process for enacting our revocation policy and Ethics Guidelines to ensure scientific integrity and commitment to our values of diversity, inclusion, and respect.

  • A request for revocation should be made in writing to the Ethics Committee of the APS.

Web policy

APS's web policy oversees the personal data we collect related to our site visitors.


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