These articles are research papers, in contrast to
the contributions that fall under the categories POLICY and ETHICS.
The subjects include any that relate to humanist ethics and
contemporary science issues. In general, authors should include
references to reputable texts, the professional literature, or
popular accounts of these subjects by recognized authors. The
length and thoroughness of these submissions generally exceed that
of the more succinct articles under the above mentioned categories.
An example of a paper appropriate for inclusion here
appears in the list to the right. This study reviews how certain
military chaplains and other officers of the United States Air Force
egregiously violated institutional separation of church and state at
the Air Force Academy, by actively proselytizing for Evangelical
Christianity at this publicly funded institution. The issue
clearly violates both the Establishment Clause of the First
Amendment to the Constitution, and also violates the humanist ethics
of freedom of conscience. Other articles appropriate here include
those describing misrepresentation of science to the government in
support of a non-science agenda, for which studies have exposed
several examples involving certain industries that attempt to
silence or distort science in order to avoid costly regulation.
Authors who submit research articles on these and
related topics accept personal responsibility for the content.
While the ISHV does not attempt to control the content of these
articles, those of an inflammatory nature or clearly not relevant to
the goals of promoting science and humanistic values will not be
included. Nevertheless, we welcome well researched articles that
address contemporary topics of a controversial nature in a civil
Research articles on subjects relevant to the goals of the ISHV may
be submitted by anyone. These articles will be subjected to
a thorough review, should conform to normal standards for a research
article with appropriate arguments and references, and should
exhibit some familiarity with the goals of the ISHV as described
herein elsewhere. The decision for acceptance will lie with the
reviewers selected by the ISHV. Submissions for review and possible
inclusion should be sent to Stuart Jordan (email@example.com),
who will manage the reviews.