University of California Press to Publish Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics

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The Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics is a unique new journal from UC Press, and the only one in the ethics field dedicated exclusively to empirical research.

University of California Press, a leading university publisher in the humanities and social sciences, proudly announces the launch of a new international quarterly journal, Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics (JERHRE). Featuring articles that focus on evidence-based approaches to problem-solving, JERHRE interprets ethical principles into practices appropriate to culture and context, enhances understanding of how ethical issues arise in given settings, and stands alone among the growing number of research ethics-focused journals. JERHRE articles will touch on particular research-ethics issues across a broad spectrum of disciplines, from the medical sciences to the social sciences and humanities. JERHRE will be an indispensable resource for institutional review board and ethics centers members, students and faculty of any discipline conducting or overseeing research with human subjects, and those scholars and investigators interested in the ethics of human research as a field of study.

"Both investigators and ethics committee members already regard JERHRE as their voice in debates about how research should be conducted, transforming them into collaborators in ethical problem solving. The insightful empirical studies being submitted are further evidence that JERHRE is a journal whose time has come."

-- Joan Sieber, Editor-in-Chief, JERHRE

"Those involved in the governance of human research projects have long needed a journal to address the ethical concerns particular to their field of study. JERHRE, with its focus on empirical research and cross-discipline approach, fills this void and promises to become a benchmark for all scholars and researchers whose studies involve a human component."

-- Rebecca Simon, University of California Press Associate Director for Journals.

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For a summary of the aims and scope of JERHRE, including a description of 27 areas of research JERHRE will publish on, please visit

Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics

Editor-in-Chief: Joan A. Sieber

ISSN: 1556-2646

March, June, September, December

Institutional Subscriptions (Print + Electronic): $275/yr

Institutional Electronic-Only Subscriptions: $225/yr

Individual Print Subscriptions: $60/yr

Student/Retired Print Subscriptions: $40/yr

About University of California Press

Established in 1893, University of California Press is one of the most reputable and distinguished university publishers in the United States. UC Press publishes a full spectrum of distinguished works, from inventive first books by young academics to journals expressing the results of the research and creative thinking of many of the world's foremost scholars. The Journals and Digital Publishing Division of the Press currently publishes 53 scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, with concentrations in musicology, history, cultural studies, sociology, law, and area studies. The Journals and Digital Publishing Division has publishing partnerships with a number of scholarly societies, including the American Anthropological Association, with which UC Press has launched AnthroSource®, an innovative digital collection of core anthropological scholarship.

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