Anti-Mobbing Help for Scientists

Say NO to Academic Mobbing &
Cancel Culture, and Scientific Misconduct!

Further Information on Academic Mobbing

Two-page brief introduction to Academic Mobbing by the expert Prof. Dr. Kenneth Westhues in Academic Matters:
The Unkindly Art of Mobbing (read pdf pages 15-16)

Online meeting video of the Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship (SAFS):
Academic Mobbing: The Whys and (The) Wherefores

Recent intriguing articles on Academic Mobbing by the expert Prof. Dr. Sherry Moss in Nature:
How to blow the whistle on an academic bully
Tie institutions’ reputations to their anti-bullying record
Research is set up for bullies to thrive

One-page Mobbing Survival Guide by the expert Prof. Dr. Morteza Mahmoudi in Nature Human Behaviour:
A survivor’s guide to academic bullying (Author Interview in Science) (Author's Own Initiative) (MSU Website Toward a Respectful Workplace)
And another of his anti-mobbing articles in The Lancet:
The need for a global committee on academic behaviour ethics

Great article on Academic Mobbing by the expert Prof. Dr. Eve Seguin in University Affairs:
Academic mobbing, or how to become campus tormentors

Two Academic Mobbing articles by the expert Prof. Dr. Rotraud A. Perner in the Austrian Standard:
Mobbing ist Ressourcenvernichtung an Universitäten [EN]
Psychische Gesundheit als Fürsorgepflicht des Arbeitgebers Universität [EN]

Another introduction to Academic Mobbing (particularly, of medical doctors) by two German law experts as follows:
Rechtsfragen: Bossing, Bullying, Mobbing und Scientific Mobbing von Ärzten und durch Ärzte

Recent scientific articles on the dismissal of German university professors and Academic Mobbing:
EN: Dismissal and public demotion of professors: An empirical analysis of structural commonalities in apparently different ‘cases’
DE: Entlassung und öffentliche Degradierung von Professorinnen. Eine empirische Analyse struktureller Gemeinsamkeiten anscheinend unterschiedlicher „Fälle“
Zur Rechtsstaatlichkeit universitätsinterner Verfahren bei Entlassung oder öffentlicher Degradierung von Professor*innen

Recent International Initiatives and Networks of Mobbed Academics (please report more):
Netzwerk entlassener ProfessorInnen (NEP)
[Network of Dismissed Professors]
Netzwerk gegen Machtmissbrauch in der Wissenschaft (mw)
[Network against Abuse of Power in Science]
NEP @ Why (female) professors should think twice before applying in German-speaking academia
A New Perspective Project: Raising awareness of mobbing faced by women academics
Academic Parity Movement: The same human rights that apply outside the lab, apply inside of it

Survey Results reported in Fingerprint for Succcess about Workplace Bullying Statistics 2021:
A guide to workplace bullying in 2021 (with statistics)

Survey Results reported in Nature about Power Abuse in Academia by the Max Planck Society from 9,000 people:
Germany’s prestigious Max Planck Society conducts huge bullying survey

Survey Results reported in Science about Abusive Supervision in Academic Science from 1,904 participants:
Academic bullying is too often ignored. Here are some targets’ stories
And the survey itself is published in SSRN:
STEM the Bullying: an empirical investigation of abusive supervision in academic science

N2 Position Paper about Power Abuse and Conflict Resolution by the Helmholtz Juniors, the Doctoral Researchers of the IPP Mainz, the Leibniz PhD Network, and the Max Planck PhDnet, representing 15,000 PhD students in Germany:
EN: Conflict Resolution and Power Abuse in Science
DE: Konfliktlösung und Machtmissbrauch in der Wissenschaft

N2 Survey Results about Power Abuse in Academia by the Helmholtz Juniors, the Doctoral Researchers of the IPP Mainz, the Leibniz PhD Network, and the Max Planck PhDnet, representing 15,000 PhD students in Germany:
Manifestations of power abuse in academia and how to prevent them

Survey Results published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) about mistreatment, burnout, and suicidal thoughts from 7,409 general surgery residents:
Discrimination, Abuse, Harassment, and Burnout in Surgical Residency Training

Former Bullied Into Bad Science campaign collecting signatures for a fairer, more open and ethical research and publication environment:
Bullied into Bad Science

Mobbing Indicators (questionnaires and check lists):
- Negative acts questionnaire (NAQ) of 22 mobbing actions
- Westhues check list (WAMI) of 16 mobbing actions
- Leymann questionnaire (LIPT) of 45 mobbing actions: EN, DE, FR
- Esser & Wolmerarth catalog (EWC) of 100 mobbing actions in German (PDF reference)

Wikipedia Articles:
Workplace bullying in academia:
Workplace bullying:
Bullying in medicine:
Psychopathy in the workplace:
Legal aspects of workplace bullying:


Scientific misconduct:
Academic dishonesty:

Recent Cases (affected persons, targets and/or victims) of Academic Mobbing/Bossing or Stalking (or of similar scientific misconduct against the academic career), please report more such cases:

Antimobbing Video Information:
Bystander Revolution Videos
Selected Antimobbing Videos
The Anatomy of an Academic Mobbing

The Mobbing Portal:

Mobbing Information and books by Prof. Dr. Kenneth Westhues:
- Academic Mobbing Information:
- Further Work and Books about Mobbing (as listed below):
- "The Unkindly Art of Mobbing":
- "Eliminating Professors - A Guide to the Dismissal Process":
- "Workplace Mobbing in Academe - Reports from Twenty Universities":
- "The Envy of Excellence - Administrative Mobbing of High-Achieving Professors":
- "The Remedy and Prevention of Mobbing in Higher Education - Two Case Studies":
- "Targets of Annoyed Capitalists":
- "The Anatomy of an Academic Mobbing":
- "Mobbing as a Factor in Faculty Work Life":

The Mobbing Encyclopaedia by Prof. Dr. Heinz Leymann:

Workplace Bullying Institute:

Workplace Bullying and Mobbing:
Bullying at work:
Workplace Mobbing:
Overcome Bullying:
Tactics Against Bullying at work:
Mobbees United:
Workplace and Suicide Prevention:

Tim Field Foundation Information:

Bystander Revolution Organization Information:

Bullied Academics:
Bullying of academics in higher education:
Institutional bullying:
Death in academia and the mis-measurement of science:
Mobbing can damage more than careers:
Physical and psychological abuse in Canadian operating rooms:

Facebook Group for Workplace Bullying in Higher Education:
Yahoo Group for Bullied Academics:

Abuse Wiki:

Critical Mass:

Minding the Workplace:

International Whistleblowing Research Network:

The (failed) European Charter for Researchers & The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers [PDF] (DE: Europäische Charta für Forscher/Charta der Wissenschaft & Verhaltenskodex für die Einstellung von Forschern [PDF]):
EN: (Former) Declarations of Endorsement of Charter & Code