Call for Papers: New Journal of Ethics in Publishing

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June 01, 2020

The George Washington University Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program is soliciting papers for the Journal of Ethics in Publishing, a new, open access journal to be managed by students in GW’s publishing program.

The new journal welcomes articles, case studies and conference presentations from publishing and library professionals, scholars, faculty and publishing students on topics including, but not limited to, diversity and inclusion, accessibility, peer review, open access, sustainability, publishing metrics, equity and other aspects and issues of ethics in publishing.

The Journal of Ethics in Publishing accepts four main categories of articles:

  • Scholarly articles and case studies presenting research about ethical issues in publishing;
  • “Making the World Better” articles and projects that explore ways of contributing to communities, including local, regional, or global publishing communities or other communities on aspects of publishing, literacy and related;
  • Reviews of books, websites, digital projects and other web resources with a focus or considerable aspect of ethics in publishing; and
  • Conference presentations.

Authors are recommended to submit 6,000 to 7,000 word articles, but shorter submissions will also be considered. Alumni and current students of the publishing program are invited to submit their Ethics in Publishing capstone projects, including “Making the World Better” Projects and Case Studies.

Innovative forms of scholarship, such as video or audio recordings, podcasts, or narratives, are also encouraged. Submissions will generally be subject to double blind peer review.

The journal’s publication will utilize the Manifold Scholarship platform developed by the University of Minnesota Press, the Graduate Center at the City University of New York and Cast Iron Coding, though a grant from the Mellon Foundation.

More information and guidelines on the Call for Papers.