Dr Eleftheria Egel is Managing Director and Founder of Navigating Transformation, a female entrepreneurship consultancy, Müllheim, Germany.

Dr Cheryl Patton is an Adjunct Faculty member at Eastern University, Pennsylvania, USA.


The COVID-19 pandemic will likely be seen as having had a profound effect on how we live and work, as well its economic and health repercussions. But it also brought ethical issues and challenges into focus,  from ‘Fake News’ to issues of individual freedom.

We welcome Chapter contributions addressing issues such as:

  • The right to vaccinate, and the right to refuse vaccination
  • The location of moral agency - individuals or collectives
  • The responsibilities of government in a pandemic
  • How are personal freedoms and collective responsibility defined?
  • What is the relationship of collective responsibility/ individual freedom with social justice?
  • Can offering privileges to vaccinated citizens be considered a moral issue?
  • What is the moral responsibility of the media in a pandemic?
  • How do imposed ‘lockdowns’ measure against human rights?
  • What are the ethical, moral and practical lessons from COVID 19?
  • The ethics of returning to, or remaining in, the workplace  
  • Ethical considerations for human resource managers in the age of COVID-19
  • Essential workers and ethical considerations
  • Clinical research ethics during global health emergencies
  • Other issues regarding the principles of autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, justice and veracity 
  • How human relations have been affected during the Covid-19 period
  • COVID-19 and Sustainability
  • COVID-19 narrative(s) and realities

Chapter Guidelines

If these themes resonate with your research, teaching, and practice, please send a chapter title and brief proposal (150 words or less) before December 31, 2021. Completed chapters will be due by March 30, 2022. We encourage co-authored chapters, too. We also invite doctoral students to submit proposals, co-authored with their research faculty

A Chapter will normally be between 3000 and 6000 words, 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.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted for chapter consideration. All manuscripts will undergo a peer review editorial process prior to acceptance. 



To discuss or submit a Chapter for consideration in The COVID 19 Pandemic Collection, please contact admin@ethicspress.com in the first instance.

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