Our aim is to support the ethical publishing principles for all who are involved in Journal of Data Science (JDS) publishing with a summary of best practice guidance from leading organizations (e.g. COPE) around the world. Our guidelines are applicable to JDS journal editors, authors, and peer-reviewers. This journal is committed to upholding the integrity of the scientific record. The journal will follow the COPE flowcharts on how to deal with potential acts of misconduct.