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The American Journal of Bioethics is the leading journal in the field of bioethics, publishing original contributions that explore domestic and global ethical challenges in health care, medicine, public health, and the life sciences. Twelve issues are published each year, containing peer-reviewed scholarly target articles, open peer commentaries, editorials, book reviews, and case studies in clinical care and research ethics.

Our contributors come from a wide range of professions and academic disciplines, providing authoritative, annotated conversations that have been used by judges, politicians, journalists, scholars, schoolteachers, and millions of others as the key source on thousands of topics in the health sciences. The American Journal of Bioethics has followed through on the innovative vision that built bioethics: serious discussion of the social implications of biomedicine.

The American Journal of Bioethics

David Magnus, Ph.D. (Stanford University)

Executive Managing Editor:
Bela Fishbeyn, M.S. (Stanford University)

Associate Editors:
Kayhan Parsi, J.D., Ph.D. (Loyola University Chicago)
Richard Sharp, Ph.D. (The Mayo Clinic)

Kayte Spector-Bagdady J.D., M.B.E. (University of Michigan)

Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., M.A. (Baylor College of Medicine)

Digital Media Editors:
Keisha Ray, Ph.D. (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
Alyssa Burgart, M.D., M.A. (Stanford University)

AJOB Editorial Board


  • BIOSIS/Biological Abstracts
  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
  • CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • LexisNexis
  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts
  • MEDLINE/PubMed
  • PAIS International
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • The Philosopher’s Index

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