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 manner.
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
(firstname.lastname@example.org), who will manage the reviews.
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