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ACM TOPS Conflict-of-Interest
- ACM Policy For Papers Authored By ACM Editors-in-Chief: The current ACM TOPS policy regarding EiC submissions is as follows: David Basin (current TOPS EiC) does not submit papers to ACM TOPS. The only exception is papers invited to any TOPS special issues which typically have a designated Special Issue Guest Editor(s).
- The current ACM TOPS policy regarding submissions by those with close connections to the EiC is as follows: A submission where any author has any of the following "connections" to the current EiC: former/current student, recent/current colleague, and recent/current/frequent co-author/collaborator, will be assigned to one of the Associated Editors who will act as a "proxy EiC" for that submission.
- ACM TOPS Conflict-of-Interest (CoI) policy regarding relationships between:
a) Associate Editors and Authors:
An associate editor who has one of the following CoI-s with any author of an assigned submission must notify the Editor-in-Chief and be recused from handling this submission.
b) Authors and Reviewers:
A prospective reviewer who has one of the following CoI-s with any author of a submission must notify the Associate Editor and not perform the review.
- employment at the same institution or company (current or recent)
- candidate for employment at the same institution
- received an honorarium or stipend from the same institution within one year
- co-authored a book or a paper within the last 48 months
- co-principal investigator on grant or research project (current or recent)
- actively collaborating on a current project
- family relationship
- close personal relationship
- deep personal animosity
- strong professional rivalry
- graduate advisee/advisor relationship
- academic "siblings" (i.e., same PhD advisor)