Bioethics

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Edited By: Ruth Chadwick and Udo Schüklenk

Impact Factor: 1.356

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 5/18 (Medical Ethics); 9/42 (Social Issues); 11/50 (Ethics); 17/37 (Social Sciences Biomedical)

Online ISSN: 1467-8519

Associated Title(s): Developing World Bioethics

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Call for Papers

The Social Value of Research:
Conflicts between science, society, and individuals


Bioethics Special Issue
Publication February 2017
Online Publication 2016

CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2nd November 2015

Guest Editors:
Annette Rid
Seema Shah

The Editors of Bioethics are pleased to announce a special issue on The Social Value of Research: Conflicts between science, society, and individuals. We invite submissions on all aspects of this topic. Read More


Ethics of Mitochondrial Donation

Bioethics Special Issue
Publication February 2018
Online Publication 2017

CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 11TH JANUARY 2016

Guest Editors:
Dr John Appleby (King’s College London)
Professor Rosamund Scott (King’s College London)
Professor Stephen Wilkinson (Lancaster University)

The Editors of Bioethics are pleased to announce a special issue on the Ethics of Mitochondrial Donation. We invite submissions on all aspects of this topic. Read More




Bioethics Virtual Issues

We are pleased to announce the compilation of virtual issues on Best Practice in Conceptual Bioethics and The Role of Philosophy and Philosophers in Bioethics  guest-edited by Matty Häyry and Tuija Takala.

A brief introduction to these issues by Udo Schuklenk can also be found on the Philosopher's Eye blog.

Bioethics special issues

In 2011 Bioethics celebrated the publication of its 25th Volume with a Special Anniversary Issue (25:2). The special issue reviews how the nature of publishing bioethics and Bioethics, and the nature of the field, have evolved over the last quarter of a century.

Other Recent Special Issues:

Volume 28, Issue 2
Islamic Bioethics: Text and Context

Volume 28, Issue 1
Let Conscience Be Their Guide? Conscientious Refusals in Health Care

Volume 27, Issue 8
Synthetic Biology for Human Health: Ethical and Policy Issues

Volume 27, Issue 6
International Association of Bioethics 11th World Congress

Volume 26, Issue 7
The Role of Solidarity in Bioethics

Volume 25, Issue Supplement S1
End-of-Life Decision-Making in Canada - The Report by the Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel

Volume 25, Issue 8
International Association of Bioethics 10th World Congress

Volume 25, Issue 7
Clinical Ethics Support Services: Theory, method and practise

Volume 25, Issue 2
25th Anniversary Issue

Volume 25, Issue 1
End-of-Life Decision-Making in Canada

Volume 24, Issue 7
International Perspectives on the Baby Trade


Developing World Bioethics

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Developing World Bioethics

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Developing World Bioethics provides long needed case studies, teaching materials, news in brief, and legal backgrounds to bioethics scholars and students in developing and developed countries alike.

Read 2010 Highlights from Developing World Bioethics for free:

Conscientious Objection in Developing Countries
Debora Diniz

Ethical Problems in Conducting Research in Acute Epidemics: The Pfizer Meningitis Study in Nigeria as an Illustration
Emmanuel R. Ezeome, Christian Simon  

Global Health Ethics for Students
Andrew D. Pinto, Ross E.G. Upshur  

Fair Trade International Surrogacy
Casey Humbyrd  

African and Western Moral Theories in a Bioethical Context
Thaddeus Metz

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End of Life Report

Bioethics news

In 2011, the Royal Society’s committee on end-of-life decision-making in Canada has published a free report in Bioethics on end-of-life decision-making. The committee spent two years studying this issue, and the experience of other countries which have decriminalized assisted suicide.

Read this report for free here.

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