Code of Conduct

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is committed to diversity, equity, and providing a safe and productive Quick Connect Program that fosters open dialogue and the free expression of ideas, free of harassment, discrimination, and hostile conduct. SSP promotes equal opportunities and treatment for all participants, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical or mental ability, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, or nationality.

All participants are expected to treat others with respect and consideration, keeping relationships free of discrimination, or harassment; maintaining professional and ethical conduct at all times during the mentorship relationship.

Participants shall not disclose, share, duplicate or distribute each other’s personal information without consent. Requests for confidentiality shall be honored. Participants shall represent themselves honestly and disclose any potential conflicts of interest to their Advisor/Knowledge Seeker. Exploitation of the relationship to seek an inappropriate advantage, financial or non-financial is strictly forbidden. This includes solicitation of products or services as well as direct requests for or offers of employment.

Information about what defines harassment and reporting violations of the Code of Conduct can be found in the SSP Organizational Guide.

Participant Expectations

  1. Participants must be members of SSP in good standing or employees of SSP Organizational Members and must agree to abide by the SSP Quick Connect Code of Conduct.
  2. The two-week commitment starts from date the request is accepted by the Advisor. The Knowledge Seeker and Advisor can determine how they want to interact (phone, video chat, email, in-person, etc) and how often during the two-week match period.
  3. Participants are expected to keep all commitments to each other while participating in the program.
  4. Participants should clearly communicate when information being shared is confidential and honor any requests for confidentiality.
  5. Knowledge Seekers should think about what they wish to accomplish during the program before they contact an Advisor. This should include what the Knowledge Seeker hopes to learn, his or her goals, desired meeting format, etc.
  6. Participants may choose to maintain an informal relationship after the two-week matching period upon mutual consent of both parties.