International Society of Biometeorology

Diversity Statement


The International Society of Biometeorology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion across its membership. We value the benefits of full and equitable participation to enrich educational experiences, critical thinking, effective communication, and a strengthened community. The Society encourages global engagement and inclusivity, striving to provide a safe and welcoming environment for collaboration and educational experiences, regardless of nationality, culture, race, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, appearance, or other factors of social diversity. The society therefore embraces and actively promotes participation and engagement, encouraging collegiality including mutual respect, support and fairness, regardless of level of education or academic position. Through the establishment of regional councillors on the Executive Board of the ISB and a Students and New Professionals Group, the society is working towards equitable representation of the global community. No forms of discrimination, bullying or harassment will be tolerated within the ISB, its congresses, or its flagship journal (International Journal of Biometeorology). 



  • Be honest, fair, transparent, respectful, and uphold integrity and dignity of the profession. 
  • Promote and maintain an environment free from discrimination and/or harassment. 
  • Maintain confidentiality of information. 
  • Prevent, detect, and report on all fraud (including scientific fraud where results are fabricated, misrepresented or suppressed) and professional misconduct. 
  • Only offer advice/conduct work on subjects in which scientists are informed and qualified. 
  • No plagiarism, accurately and fairly citing the work of others. 
  • Minimize or declare/manage conflicts of interest. 
  • Only make use of data that has been authorized to use. 
  • Responsibility to uphold welfare, health and safety of a community. 
  • Research presented at ISB conferences and submitted for publication in IJBM has been granted necessary ethics clearance, especially when working with human or animal subjects and medical records.  
  • Respect the academic processes – peer review, official process for reply papers, selection of papers for conference presentation 
  • Do not use the peer review process to promote your own work.