In order to achieve our mission of publishing well-researched books for a global audience, Vanderbilt University Press embraces Vanderbilt University’s values and mission in our daily and ongoing work, including Vanderbilt University’s standards of conduct (available at https://vanderbilt.edu/compliance/files/standards-of-conduct.pdf), and the University’s equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, anti-harassment, and affirmative action policies.
We maintain a positive environment of integrity, honesty, equity, and ethical conduct in all interactions between staff, authors, reviewers, students, vendors, and other partners, as dictated by University policies. This environment is characterized by a diverse and inclusive publishing practice, open communication, mutual respect, and an exemplary professional manner—even when expressing differing viewpoints.
As such, Vanderbilt University Press will not tolerate any form of discrimination of any kind, nor any form of unethical professional conduct as laid out in the University’s equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, anti-harassment, and affirmative action policies. We expect staff and all VU Press partners to conduct themselves in a professional manner in all aspects of their professional lives. In the case that this Code of Conduct is violated, VU Press will take appropriate action, including the potential termination of an existing partnership. If you believe this Code of Conduct was violated, please contact the director of VU Press, Gianna Mosser ([email protected]), or Bari Brooks, Senior Human Resource Consultant ([email protected]). Alternatively, concerns regarding violations of the Code of Conduct can be submitted to Vanderbilt University’s anonymous, confidential, independently run hotline, available at https://vanderbilt.edu/compliance/helpline.php and (844) 814-5935.