COPE Forum 9 December 2014: Publication ethics issues in the social sciences

The history of research ethics in general and publication ethics more specifically was initially and primarily grounded in the biomedical sciences. As concern over issues of animal care, human participant protection and research integrity developed throughout the latter part of the 20th century, some members of the Social Sciences and Humanities communities raised concerns that the cultures in their particular disciplines differed and that a ‘one model fits all’ was inadequate to evaluate research ethics and publication ethics.

Summary of the discussion at the COPE Forum and of the comments on the COPE blog [PDF,190KB]