Professor Godwin Ehiarekhian Oboh is Dean, Faculty of Social & Management Sciences, Benson Idahosa University, Benin-City, Nigeria


This book discusses the importance of ethics in research and practice by social scientists. It has become necessary to have a book that examine current issues on ethics relevance to social scientists. It could be recalled that at the early stages of university education, academic programmes were broadly classified into: Science, Arts, Social Science, Medicine, Law, Philosophy and Education.  

Today, the sub-disciplines of social science have become independent academic programmes. Nonetheless, social science degrees are interrelated, which explains the need for a book which discusses contemporary issues on ethics across the social science disciplines. Many books have been written on ethics, yet there has been rarely any attempt by authors to jointly examine the importance of ethics to research and practice. So, social scientists, researchers, and students will find this book a useful resource material when published.

Interested contributors are hereby invited to submit their chapter proposals of between 250 and 300 words to the editor on, or before 31 March 2023.

Social Science Ethics for Research and Practice: An African Perspective invites contributions on topics including: 

  • Social Science Ethics: Issues and Perspectives
  • Ethics, Theory and Practice of Social Scientists
  • Social Media Ethics and Public Morality
  • New Media Ethics and Public Protection
  • Ethics, Minority Rights and Government 
  • Ethical Framework on Refugee Crises
  • Ethics of Social Works for Global Community
  • Ethics on Student-Teacher Relation in Tertiary Institutions
  • Evolving Ethical Guidelines for Political Leaders
  • Ethics, Girl Child Education and Society
  • Philosophy and Ethics of Democracy
  • Ethics, Culture and Westernisation Paradigms
  • Ethics of News and Information Delivery Systems
  • Ethics of Communications and Media Practice
  • Ethics and Citizen Journalism
  • Ethics and Electoral Commission Africa
  • Ethics of Curriculum of Social Science 

Chapter Guidelines

A Chapter will normally be between 5000 and 8000 words, including notes and references, but these are not strict word limits, and can be discussed with the Editor. They should be written in English, and presented to the Editor complete and free of spelling and grammar errors. Please see our Manuscript Submission Guidelines for more information.

Chapter Authors will be asked to sign a simple Contributor Agreement, and to warrant that a Chapter does not infringe any copyright or other rights, and that the Author holds the rights to publish the work.


  • Submission of Abstracts/Chapter Proposals:  31 March 2023
  • Submission of full Chapters: 30 June 2023
  • Peer Review Ends/Revision instructions:  30 September 2023
  • Submission of Revised Chapters by Authors:  31 December 2023
  • Publication date:  15 March 2024


To discuss or submit a Chapter for consideration in Social Science Ethics for Research and Practice: An African Perspective, please contact admin@ethicspress.com


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