Call for Papers, Volume 12, Issue 2, 2021: Improvements in education for research excellence and research integrity

2020 October 26

Editors of the special issue, Senior Lecturer Dr. Marina Klimenko (University of Florida, Faculty of Psychology, USA) and Chair of Ethics, Prof. Dr. Ewa Nowak (Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, Poland) would like to particularly encourage authors from various disciplines with different experiences in theory and practice of teaching university and college students in research excellence and research integrity.

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Call for Papers - ETHICS IN PROGRESS 2020, VOLUME 11, ISSUE 2

2020 May 25



Call for Papers

Guest editors:

Prof. Dr. Hab. Maria Vita Romeo (University of Catania, Italy)

Sara Sgarlata B.A. (University of Catania, Italy)

Ethics in Progress invites submissions on the topic of speciesism and anthropocentrism in the context of animal ethics. The systematic and unjustified mistreatment we reserve to animals under our husbandry and into the wild is still a widespread reality, as if their value would be only of instrumental or relative importance with respect to human utility and other human-serving values, as Tom Regan pointed out in his 1983 essay, The Case for Animal Rights. Our relationship with nonhuman animals often turns into an explicit exploitation: animals are used for food, clothing, entertainment, work and experimentation. The fact that we treat animals in ways that would be unacceptable for human beings is directly related to another significant issue, namely, the fact that we apply the same discrimination to animals belonging to one or more species, in favour of those which are leisure companions or have a cultural, symbolic, religious or aesthetic significance to us. Much literature has been produced on the topic of the moral standing of animals and scholars made an effort to provide a conceptual understanding of our own behavioural and moral inconsistency toward (some of) them, which took the double name of anthropocentrism and speciesism. Far from being a critical appendix to speciesism and anthropocentrism, the resulting framework turned into a theoretical corpus, composed by multiple ethical theories, such as consequentialism, utilitarianism, rights theories, egalitarian biocentrism, ethics of virtue, ethics of care and responsibility. Deconstructing speciesism and anthropocentrism still means to reconstruct many of their underpinning topics as delivered from education and philosophical tradition, such us personhood, human distinctiveness, nature, dignity, equality, interest, consciousness and so on.With this issue Ethics in Progress proposes to investigate the multiple dimensions of speciesism and anthropocentrism, in particular: to deepen the conceptual connections between them; the way they affect the discussion on the moral standing of animals; speciesism and anthropocentrism as indicators of one’s ability to formulate moral judgments; speciesism not only as an individual prejudice, but also as a public, social attitude towards animals. Possible themes are, but not limited to:

a)      Relationship between anthropocentrism and speciesism

b)      Anti-anthropocentrist/anti-speciesist critique

c)      Practical solutions to speciesism

d)      Relation between speciesism and violence

e)      Anthropocentrism and speciesism within culture and education

f)       Social-psychological examination of human-animal relationship. 

The submission should be in English language. The cover page must include the author(s)’s first and last name, affiliation, e-mail address, ORCID number (if available), title, abstract and keywords. Please save the submission in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word document file format. Ethics in Progress follows the APA citation style. A further anonymized version of the paper should be submitted, for the review process

Papers should be emailed to the Guest Editors email accounts.

Prof. Dr. Hab. Maria Vita Romeo:

Sara Sgarlata B.A.:   


Deadline for submissions is 15 September 2020

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Call for Participation. International Symposium - Moral Competence:  Its Nature, Relevance, and Education

2020 February 10

Call for Participation – Call for Papers  
4th International Symposium in Vilnius, Lithuania, July 23-24, 2020

Moral Competence: 
Its Nature, Relevance, and Education

Medial Patronage: Ethics in Progress


Our symposium series is to provide an opportunity for researchers, educators and practitioners to meet and to exchange their experiences, research findings and problems concerning moral competence and its development.

Location: K. Donelaitis Room, Vilnius University, Faculty of Philology, Universiteto St. 5, Vilnius LT – 01513, Lithuania

Important dates:

Submission of proposal for presentations at the Symposium should be made no later than March 20, 2020, and should be sent by e-mail: and submitted online via our registration website:

  • Submission of proposals: by 20thMarch 2020
  • Notification of accepted proposals: by20th April 2020
  • Registration fees should be paid by 20thMay 2020


Attendance fee: 50.00 Euro. The fee covers:

  • Conference program and abstracts
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Coffee/ tea during the breaks

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Roma Kriaučiūnienė,

Guidelines for writing a proposal could be found in the paper "Art of Experimental (Moral) Psychology." Your proposal must relate substantially to the concept of moral competence. It should be about one page, including

  • your full name, 
  • e-mail address, 
  • full postal address
  • institution (affiliation)
  • title of the presentation
  • abstract (approximately 200 words), and 
  • references.

Symposium formats: In order to allow many presentations, sufficient time for discussion, and a good basis for future contacts with colleagues, the length of the presentations will be restricted to 15 minutes, and the slides containing the following: (1) Question(s), (2) Method(s), and (3) Finding(s) & Discussion. The slides should be readable (minimum font-size: 18), and not contain too much information or abbreviations. As always in this symposium series, your proposal will be submitted to an open reviewing process. That is, you will get feedback from your reviewer(s) to improve your presentation, and you can discuss it with hin/her before the symposium. We might ask you to review the proposals of others if they are linked to your area of expertise.

You will get a final letter of acceptance by April 20, 2020, and also a confirmation that the symposium will take place so that you can book your travel and accommodation.

Possibility of publication: After the symposium, you will be invited to submit a full-size paper to one of the international academic journals (Ethics in Progress may be your destination journal).

Note: Before the symposium, there will be a full KMDD-Workshop (July 20-23, 2020) conducted by Prof. Dr. Georg Lind. For more information see the KMDD-flyer. Registration for the workshop: The workshop and the subsequent training will enable you to conduct KMDD-sessions and the related Discussion-Theater method. For the workshop‘s participants, the conference belongs to their training program.

Information - link:

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Update of PRESSto

2019 December 10

Please be informed that between December 11 (Wednesday) and December 20 (Friday), 2019 we will be conducting technical maintenance updates for the PRESSto platform. Action: for OJS to be updated to OJS3. Please do not upload new articles or set up new user accounts within this time. The maintenance break will also influence and affect the editorial process. We apologise for the inconvenience.



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Important Notice

2019 March 7

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