Guidelines for detailing human research ethics in research articles


According to the Association of Legal & Political Studies (ALPS), the Institutional Review Board (IRB) has been established to consider and approve human research ethics for the research projects of the association's researchers and external researchers. From now on, all research manuscripts that will be submitted to be considered for publication in the association's journals, research must be given importance and conducted in strict accordance with ethical standards for human research.

All research articles involving human subjects should receive human research ethics approval from a human research ethics committee of a reputable agency. Those articles must include details of human research ethics certification, including the name of the certifying agency and committee and the certification number. For research articles that have not previously received human research ethics approval, detail the conditions for exemption from approval and the procedures the researcher has used to ensure that the research complies with the ethical standards of human research must be clearly stated. All these details, both in certified and non-certified cases, are set out in the Research Methodology section.

The editors may consider and decide to reject any submissions that do not provide these details, especially those that may not comply with ethical standards for human research.