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Our Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all attendees (including organisers, participants, guest speakers and experts) of the online Digital Science Publisher Day 2023 in relation to all event activity. This code also details steps for reporting unacceptable behaviour. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the programme. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everyone taking part.

The event organisers are committed to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or work experience. 

What we ask of you

We will not accept the following behaviours at the Digital Science Publisher Day 2023:

  • Violence or threats of violence toward another person
  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neurotype, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language or religion. Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment
  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names
  • Conversations or presentations that involve racism, ableism, misogyny, misogynoir, transphobia, transmisogyny, transmisogynoir, homophobia, biphobia, classism, fatphobia, body shaming or colourism
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, taking pictures or recording without permission
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate social contact, such as requesting or assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
  • Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect other members or other vulnerable people from intentional abuse
  • Sharing non-harassing private communication without permission 

Consequences of unacceptable behaviour

Bad behaviour from any attendees will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately. Violation of these guidelines can result in you being asked to leave the online space, either temporarily or for the duration of the event, or being banned from participation in spaces, or future Digital Science events and activities in perpetuity. 


If you believe you’re experiencing unacceptable behaviour as outlined above, please email our events team at

Please also report to us if you observe a potentially dangerous situation, someone in distress or violations of these guidelines, even if the situation is not happening to you. 


For all feedback and questions regarding this Code of Conduct, please email Sabia Morrison at

Licence and attribution

This set of guidelines is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike licence.  These guidelines have been adapted with modifications from Mozilla’s Community Participation Guidelines (CC-BY-SA Mozilla) and the AfroTech Fest code of conduct (


We highly recommend you also visit our FAQs for Attendees to find out more about how the day will run. 

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