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Code of Conduct


The Student Journal Forum is a community-led project. We value the involvement of everyone. We are committed to creating a friendly and respectful place for learning, teaching, and contributing. All participants are expected to show respect and courtesy to others. To make clear what is expected, everyone participating is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. Emily Hopkins and Graeme Slaght are responsible for enforcing the Code of Conduct and can be contacted by emailing or All reports will be kept confidential.

Student Journal Forum Code of Conduct

The Student Journal Forum planning committee is dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment free of harassment for all people, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. As such, we will not tolerate behaviour that is disrespectful to participants or that excludes or intimidates others.

Everyone who participates in the Student Journal Forum is required to conform to this Code of Conduct. It applies to all spaces related to the Forum, including but not limited to, the online event, email lists, social media, and shared documents. Forum presenters and facilitators are expected to assist with the enforcement of the Code of Conduct. By participating, participants indicate their acceptance of the procedures with which the Forum Planning Committee resolves any Code of conduct incidents, which may include storage and processing of their personal information.

Expected Behaviour

All participants in the Student Journal Forum are expected to show respect and courtesy to others. All interactions should be professional regardless of platform: either online or in-person. In order to foster a positive and professional learning environment we encourage the following kinds of behaviours:

  • Use welcoming and inclusive language
  • Be respectful of different viewpoints and experiences
  • Gratefully accept constructive criticism
  • Focus on what is best for the community
  • Show courtesy and respect towards other participants

Privacy Protocols

The conference Zoom link should not be shared publicly. Do not take audio or video recordings or screenshots of any SJF activities unless explicit permission has been granted by all participants

Unacceptable Behaviour

  • Examples of unacceptable behaviour by participants at the Student Journal Forum include:
  • Written or verbal comments which have the effect of excluding people on the basis of membership of any specific group
  • Causing someone to fear for their safety, such as through stalking, following, or intimidation
  • Violent threats or language directed against another person
  • The display of sexual or violent images Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Nonconsensual or unwelcome physical contact Sustained disruption of talks, events, or communications Insults or put downs
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or exclusionary jokes
  • Excessive swearing Incitement to violence, suicide, or self-harm
  • Continuing to initiate interaction (including photography or recording) with someone after being asked to stop
  • Publication of private communication without consent

Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour

Participants who are asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. This applies to any Student Journal Forum activity, either online or in-person. If a participant engages in behaviour that violates this Code of Conduct, the organizers may warn the offender, ask them to leave the event, or investigate the Code of Conduct violation and impose appropriate sanctions.

About This Document

This document is adapted from The Carpentries Code of Conduct, licensed CC BY 3.0. The Carpentries Code of Conduct was itself based on guidelines written by the Django Project, the Ada Initiative template, and the PyCon 2013 Procedure for Handling Harassment Incidents.