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Scholarly use of A.I. tools

How to use generative A.I. tools like ChatGPT, Bing Search, DALL-E 2, and others in academic settings ethically and in accordance with standards of academic integrity. How to reference content created by them or with their assistance.

Publishers' and conferences' policies on the use of A.I.

More and more academic publishers, conferences, and other stakeholders in scholarly publishing are issuing guidelines on how to handle generative AI applications when it comes to authorship and manuscript submissions. Find below an updating list of these resources (last updated: 2023, March 28).

Publishers & Journals

AIP Publishing

On the Use of AI Language Models in Scholarly Communications at AIP Publishing. (2023, February 10). 

Cambridge University Press

AI Contributions to Research Content. (2023, March)


Publishing Ethics for Editors – The Use of AI and AI-assisted Technologies in Scientific Writing. (2023, March). 

FAQs – The Use of AI and AI-assisted Writing Technologies in Sientific Writing. (2023, March). 


Tools such as ChatGPT threaten transparent science; here are our ground rules for their use. (2023, January 24).  


ChatGPT is fun, but not an author. Thorp, H. H. (2023, January 26). 

Sciences Po

ChatGPT: Sciences Po Implements Rules and Opens up Discussion About AI in Higher Education. (2023, February 9). 

Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis Clarifies the Responsible use of AI Tools in Academic Content Creation. (2023, February 17). 

Preprint-Servers, Repositories


ArXiv announces new policy on ChatGPT and similar tools – arXiv blog. (2023, February 7).


International Conference on Machine Learning

Clarification on Large Language Model Policy LLM. (2023). 


COPE: Committee on Publication Ethics 

Authorship and AI tools. (2023, February 13). 

ACM call for feedback on draft for policy update

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is updating its authorship policy to address the use of Artificial Intelligence tools for authoring research papers and to provide clear guidelines to the community for the appropriate use of these tools in ACM Publications. ACM is seeking feedback from the scientific community on its draft policy in a survey.

Guidelines by Canadian scholarly institutions

Canadian colleges and universities offer support for students, faculty, and staff that often includes valuable insights and guidance on the use of generative A.I. tools in education. These resources are not only relevant to their respective institutions but are also of value to the academic community at large. Below is a selection of these materials (last updated: 2023, March 28):

Centennial College Libraries

The Libraries at Centennial College in Toronro have published a LibGuide on ChatGPT and other A.I. tools

University of Toronto 

The University of Toronto's Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations inUndergraduate Education provides a detailed resource called ChatGPT and Generative AI in the Classroom 

University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo's Office of the Associate Vie-President, Academic has released FAQ about ChatGPT at the University of Waterloo

University of Windsor 

The University of Windsor's Office of Open Learning has gathered a set of resources called Implications of ChatGPT and AI for Teaching and Learning

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