Perhaps more than at any other time in recent history ethical and responsible communication of science is paramount. Research, no matter the discipline, is guided by established ethical principles. Analogous principles must guide science communication regardless of whether this communication is directed at specialist audiences of researchers or the general public. Using Nature as an example, I will discuss the key principles that guide science journalism as well as research publishing; I will discuss the latter from the author, reviewer and editor perspectives.
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