White Rose University Press expects all journals to have their own statement of Human and Animal Rights as appropriate to apply to their specific area of focus and outlining their requirements.
For book projects, WRUP expects that for research studies using human or animal subjects, the research’s design, implementation and the reporting of findings must conform to Good Clinical Practice guidelines in the appropriate field. Submissions must include a statement(s) of proof that the appropriate approvals were obtained from the relevant authority or research ethics committee of the university or local governing bodies.
Submissions relating to studies with human subjects must include a statement confirming that prior informed consent (written or verbal, as appropriate) was received from each participant (or their parent or guardian in the case of children under 16). Unless the consent given explicitly states otherwise, all personal information must be fully anonymised for the purpose of publication. Authors should indicate that the study followed the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008 (5). If any doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the reasoning behind their approach and share the relevant body did fully approve all areas of the study.
Submissions relating to studies with animal subjects must include a statement that confirms all appropriate measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort, and that institutional and national standards for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed. Authors are encouraged to conform to the Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments (ARRIVE) guidelines. Details of the animals’ care should be provided, including information of what happened to the subjects after the study was concluded.