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

Call for Papers: Improvements in education for research excellence and research integrity

Ethics in Progress (open-access, double blind peer reviewed journal)

Volume 12, Issue 2, 2021

It is crucial to promote research excellence and integrity in undergraduate (and even secondary) education by developing innovative curricula that will prepare students for modern day scholarly careers and employment to have a positive impact on sciences and a contribution to society at large. The number of doctoral (graduate) and undergraduate students that become involved in research activities increases in many countries. However, how do institutional policies, educational curricula and instructors’ level of preparedness support the need for students’ scientific growth and competence? What does the recent research suggest when it comes to educational adequacy and abilities to support the need for scientific knowledge, epistemic worthiness, and critical thinking in students? What new innovative strategies have there been made on a national and international (e.g., in the European Union) levels? Have there been new trends in the policies or practices in higher education on an institutional level to foster scientific values, critical thinking, scientific integrity, and investigative mindset?


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. The following topics will be welcomed:

  • educating students’ disciplinary – interdisciplinary – postdisciplinary competence: between complexity and methodological soundness;
  • promoting epistemic worthiness and research excellence as values of science;
  • improving research integrity;
  • new challenges and case studies for research ethics (e.g., culture appropriation);
  • human and animal subjects’ protection in the recent research and scholarship (also in pandemic-related contexts);
  • new policies on data recycling;
  • online learning of science and scientific integrity
  • ethical statement for students.


Submissions in English are due April 30, 2021, and notified by May 31, 2021 to be peer reviewed and allowed for publication by December, 2021. Submissions must be edited in Word, involve a cover/title page with authors’ names, affiliations and e-mail addresses, abstracts (ca. 150 words), keywords. Final manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words (excluding graphs and references in APA system). Submissions are to be send on the following e-mail addresses:  and   



EiP (home: special issue editors:

Marina Klimenko, Senior Lecturer, PhD/MPA, University of Florida, 

Ewa Nowak, Chair of Ethics, Professor, PhD, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan,