Understanding your needs: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
One of the priorities identified in COPE’s strategic plan was to increase diversity: culturally, geographically and by discipline. Although COPE provides publishing ethics guidance that spans all subject disciplines, we recognise that our resources may need to be enhanced in specific areas in which ethical practice differs, or the traditional forms of ethical concerns are not addressed, especially in areas outside science, technology, engineering and medicine.
In order to understand in more detail the needs of these disciplines, COPE is partnering with Routledge, a leading academic publisher of humanities and social sciences journals, and Shift Learning, a market research agency, to conduct a survey of arts, humanities and social sciences journal editors and their experiences of publication ethics issues in their subject areas.
The feedback we gather through this survey will be used to shape COPE’s approach to providing publication ethics resources in the arts, humanities and social sciences, including resources specifically for ethical issues which are found only in these areas.
An initial view of the results from the survey will be presented at the COPE North American Seminar in Philadelphia in May.
If you are, or have recently been, a journal editor on an arts, humanities, or social sciences journal, we would welcome your feedback on your experiences of handling ethics issues in your editorial role.
The closing date for survey responses is Sunday 24 February 2019. Please complete the survey. You will get the chance to enter into a prize draw to win a US$100 Amazon voucher or a charity donation on your behalf to one of the following charities: Macmillan Cancer Support, Unicef, Médecins sans Frontières. Your identity andresponses will remain anonymous. Thank you in advance for your help.