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Edited By: Ruth Chadwick and Udo Schüklenk

Impact Factor: 1.483

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 7/18 (Medical Ethics); 7/52 (Ethics); 9/41 (Social Issues); 17/39 (Social Sciences Biomedical)

Online ISSN: 1467-8519

Associated Title(s): Developing World Bioethics

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Ethics of Mitochondrial Donation

Bioethics Special Issue
Publication February 2018
Online Publication 2017


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

‘Quality & Evaluation of Clinical Ethics Support: Theory, Methodology & Results’

Bioethics Special Issue
Publication January 2017


Guest Editors:
Bert Molewijk
Jan Schildmann
Anne Slowther

The Editors of Bioethics are pleased to announce a special issue on the Quality & Evaluation of Clinical Ethics Support: Theory, methodology & results. We invite submissions on all aspects of this topic. Read More

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Should We Allow Organ Donation Euthanasia? Alternatives for Maximizing the Number and Quality of Organs for Transplantation
Dominic Wilkinson and Julian Savulescu

End-of-Life Decision-Making in Canada: The Report by the Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel on End-of-Life Decision-Making
Udo Schüklenk, Johannes J. M. Van Delden, Jocelyn Downie, Sheila A. M. Mclean, Ross Upshur And Daniel Weinstock

Procreative Beneficence: Why We Should Select the Best Children
Julian Savulescu

Voluntary Euthanasia: A Utilitarian Perspective
Peter Singer

Attitudes Towards Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: A Comparison Between Psychiatrists and Other Physicians
Tal Bergman Levy, Shlomi Azar, Ronen Huberfeld, Andrew M. Siegel and Rael D. Strous

The Moral Obligation to Create Children with the Best Chance of The Best Life
Julian Savulescu and Guy Kahane

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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 29, Issue 1
Prenatal Screening

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


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.

Below are the most accessed articles from Developing World Bioethics during 2014:

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

Bioethics and the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
Udo Schuklenk

Ethical Issues in Field Trials of Genetically Modified Disease-Resistant Mosquitoes
David B. Resnik

Fair Trade International Surrogacy
Casey Humbyrd

Ethical Considerations in Clinical Trials: A Critique of the ICH-GCP Guideline
Sharon Kaur and Choong Yeow Choy

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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.