About the Journal
The Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Human Rights & Science (JMSHRS) arises from the urgency to promote open science due to current global challenges that interconnect science, technology, and society. We offer to the research community publication and discovery services of selected open research products in the fields of human rights, sustainable development, ethnobotany, new technologies, special populations and drug policy.
Open Science Production and Communication
The Knowmad Institut develops the journal as an open, evidence-based research and knowledge platform with an inclusive and equitable approach to increase the number of multidisciplinary and open access research contributions. Prioritizing to increase the number of research contributions from experts from the Global South and/or special populations in Europe.
We intend to make it easier for our researchers, partners, multidisciplinary experts and stakeholders to discover publications, data, software, and other open research products in English, Spanish, and German that may be useful for research activities related to the above topics. And to improve the linkages between open science contributions and evidence-based public and private policymaking.
Focus and Scope
Journal profile and target audience
JMSHRS is a journal of the European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies in Human Rights and Science - Knowmad Institut that focuses on human rights, sustainable development, ethnobotany, new technologies, special populations and drug policy.
JMSHRS is aimed at the scientific community, experts, opinion leaders and decision makers, mainly researchers, educators, activists, human rights defenders and non-specialized professionals, administrators and funders of activities related to the topics addressed by the journal, and other actors in society, interested or affected by these issues.
It is, therefore, a journal of scientific policy, information and action, debate of ideas and elaboration of proposals. It is proposed as an open research and knowledge platform, based on evidence, with an inclusive and equitable approach to increase the number of multidisciplinary and open access research contributions. Prioritizing to increase the number of research contributions from experts from the Global South and/or special populations in Europe.
Therefore, it is not intended as an academic journal exclusively for specialists and scholars of the subject matter addressed in the calls, but is also open to researchers -from the most diverse areas - who wonder about the social and humanitarian sense of their scientific work.
Main Goals of the journal: JMSHRS
- Open Science Production. Conducting research and specialized open access publications.
- Increase in the number of multidisciplinary and open access Research Inputs.
- Increased number of research inputs from experts from the periphery and/or special populations in Europe.
- RESULTS: Improved access to open science related to Human Rights, Sustainable Development, Ethnobotany, New Technologies, Special Populations, Drug Policy.
- Open Science Communication // Knowledge Management
- Capacity building related to sustainable development, human rights, technological sovereignty, special populations, drug policy and ethnobotany.
- Technical training of Global South stakeholders for effective research and advocacy engagement.
- Activities/actions, knowledge sharing, dialogues, problem-solving, education events, international forums, public and private policy.
- Increased tools focused on key sectors
- Improved and enhanced quality of dialogue with key stakeholders and decision-makers
- Improved organizational structures and processes for the coordination of research and advocacy activities
- Strategic partnerships for the promotion and distribution of Open Science
- IMPACT: Improved linkages between open science inputs and evidence-based public and private policymaking.