Sigma Xi Publications and Merchandise Descriptions

American Scientist Poster (right)
A spectactular 11x17 poster printed on heavy glossy paper. It features the cover of the November-December 2002 issue of American Scientist.



  • Honor in Science
    First published in 1984, and now in its sixth printing with more than 50,000 copies in circulation, Honor in Science is required reading in many graduate programs as a guide to ethics and values in research. 41 pages. Paper copies may be ordered by following the link on our merchandise page; a free PDF is also available.

  • The Responsible Researcher: Paths and Pitfalls
    The 64-page booklet covers a number of ethical issues that have arisen since Honor in Science was first published in 1984. Among the issues discussed are grant pressures on professors and their effects on the mentoring process, academic/industrial conflicts of interest and undergraduates’ early exposure to research and associated ethical issues. While Honor in Science was aimed primarily at graduate students, this new booklet is intended for a broader audience, including undergraduates, postdocs, junior faculty, senior faculty, deans and department chairs, government and industry managers, as well as researchers in government, industry and non-governmental organizations. Paper copies may be ordered by following the link on our merchandise page; a free PDF is also available.

  • For the Record: American Scientist Essays on Scientific Publication
    In 2011, Sigma Xi celebrated its 125th anniversary with a focus on research ethics. We recruited experts in research ethics to discuss aspects of scientific peer review, authorship and publication in a series of columns published in American Scientist throughout the year. This volume compiles those essays into a valuable compendium of background and advice for anyone who uses or contributes to the scientific literature. A free PDF is available.

from Sidney Harris
  • All Ends Up 1980
    There Goes Archimedes 1993
    At Home with the Einsteins 1996

    Beneath the effervescence of a Sidney Harris cartoon lies a profound insight into the complex world of science and scientists. These collections of Harris’ inimitable amalgam of humor, scientific substance and wisdom cover a fascinating array of topics – the tortuous history of science, its philosophy and methods, education in science, the meaning of life, the future of man, and many more. Many find these books to be useful teaching tools. Sidney Harris cartoons are frequent used in the pages of American Scientist. Edited and annotated by S.N. Arseculeratne.