Ethics in academic publishing are clearly seen in terms of plagiarism, attribution, and things that otherwise might be just good manners, self-respect, honesty, right. This is only the start with ethics, a recognizable humanity that is never rightly an imposition, enforced or convention signed up to.  Plain honesty needs a place in publishing.

All publishing must show more than a pretty moral stance or manufactured goal. Internalized and unquestioned values are to be expected

The things that need regulation are already out of control, and require the indignant and determined conviction of everyone around, not just the long stop of regulation.