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Ratting on Your Colleagues Should the Code Require It?

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The current SAF Code of Ethics requires members to report colleagues who violate the code, but the policy is not reflected in practice. A look at several other professional organizations reveals a similar disconnect between policy and practice. We need to acknowledge that our position differs from our practice, consider revising and relocating the reporting requirement, and encourage members to personally confront violators before reporting them.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Appraiser and Forest Analyst, James W. Sewall Company 147 Center Street, Old Town, ME 04468, and Faculty Associate, University of Maine, Orono

Publication date: 2000-07-01

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

    Average time from submission to first decision: 39.6 days*
    June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

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