The American Journal of Bioethics
The American Journal of Bioethics
Journal Title: The American Journal of Bioethics
ISSN: 1526-5161
ISSN Online: 1536-0075
Publication Frequency: 12 issues per year
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Aim & Scope: Every issue of AJOB contains peer-reviewed Target Articles that zero in on tough questions, answered by Open Commentary articles from scholars across disciplines and cultures. The American Journal of Bioethics provides an authoritative, annotated conversation that has been used by judges, Senators, journalists, scholars, schoolteachers, and millions of others as the key source on thousands of topics in the health sciences. AJOB leads the way in bioethics publishing. Hundreds of thousands more readers have discovered bioethics through InFocus articles and other features of Our readers include faculty and students at virtually every graduate and professional school in the world, thousands of elected officials and judges, and most health news journalists. The American Journal of Bioethics has followed through on the innovative vision that built bioethics: serious discussion of the social implications of biomedicine.

2014 Journal Citations Report® ranks The American Journal of Bioethics 1st out 18 journals in Medical Ethics (S), 1st out of 52 journals in Ethics (Ss), 1st out of 41 journals in Social Issues (Ss), and 1st out of 38 journals in Biomedical Social Sciences (Ss) with a 2014 Impact Factor of 5.288

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Peer Review Policy:
All author-initiated manuscripts submitted to the American Journal of Bioethics undergo rigorous peer review consisting of initial editorial screening and anonymous double-blind review by two or more referees.

Also Available - AJOB Neuroscience

Also Available - AJOB Empirical Bioethics

Subjects Covered & Scope: Ethics Philosophy; Humanities; Medical Ethics; Medical Ethics; Medicine; Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Allied Health; Philosophy; Supplementary material
Editor Board:
Editor in Chief
David Magnus, Ph.D. – Stanford University
Executive Managing Editor
Bela Fishbeyn - Stanford University

Associate Editors
Kayhan Parsi, JD, Ph.D. - Loyola University Chicago
Richard Sharpe, Ph.D. - The Mayo Clinic

Senior Advisor
Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. - Emory University

Book Review Editors
Gretchen Case, Ph.D - University of Utah School of Medicine
Nicole Martinez, J.D. - Stanford University
Marsha Michie, Ph.D - Stanford University
Nate Olson, Ph.D - Stanford University
Associate Blog Editor
Craig Klugman - UT Health Science Center, San Antonio

Research Ethics Case Editors
Holly Taylor - Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Ben Wilfond - Seattle Children's Research Institute
Clinical Ethics Case Editor
Jeffrey Spike - University of Texas-Houston, Health Science Center

Editorial Board
George J. Agich, Ph.D. – Bowling Green State University
Clarence Braddock III, M.D., MPH - Stanford University
Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D. – University of Pennsylvania
Ruth Chadwick, Ph.D. – Cardiff University
Tod Chambers, Ph.D. – Northwestern University
James F. Childress, Ph.D. – University of Virginia
Norman Daniels, Ph.D. – Harvard School of Public Health
Arthur R. Derse, M.D., J.D. – Medical College of Wisconsin
David Doukas, M.D . – University of Louisville
Ruiping Fan, Ph.D. – City University of Hong Kong
Joseph Fins M.D., MACP - Weill Cornell Medical College
Ellen Fox, M.D. – Veterans Health Administration
Henry T. Greely, J.D. – Stanford University
Eric T. Juengst, Ph.D. – Case Western Reserve University
Therese Jones, Ph.D. – University of Colorado Anshutz Medical Campus
Andrea Kalfoglou, Ph.D. – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Craig Klugman - UT Health Science Center, San Antonio
Mark G. Kuczewski, Ph.D. – Loyola University of Chicago
John Lachs, Ph.D. – Vanderbilt University
S. Matthew Liao, Ph.D. – University of Oxford
Darryl Macer, Ph.D. -  American University of Sovereign Nations
Lawrence B. McCullough, Ph.D. - Baylor College of Medicine
Ross McKinney, M.D. - Duke University
Jonathan D. Moreno, Ph.D. – University of Pennsylvania
Kathryn L. Moseley, M.D., M.P.H. - University of Michigan Medical School
Timothy Murphy, Ph.D.– University of Illinois College of Medicine
Robert Nelson, Ph.D. - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Food and Drug Administration
John J. Paris, S.J., Ph.D. – Boston College
John A. Robertson, J.D. – The University of Texas at Austin
Charmaine Royal, Ph.D. – Duke University
Sandhya Srinivasan, M.A., M.P.H. – University of South Florida
Jeffrey P. Spike, Ph.D. – University of Texas-Houston  Health Science Center
Rosemarie Tong, Ph.D. – University of North Carolina Charlotte
Robert M. Veatch, Ph.D. – Georgetown University
Matthew Wynia, M.D. – American Medical Association

Editorial Assistant & Webmaster
Gioia Zucchero - Stanford University

AJOB Neuroscience Advisory Board

Abtracting & Indexing:

The American Journal of Bioethics is abstracted/indexed in: Bibliography of Bioethics;Biological Abstracts; CINAHL Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature;Elsevier EMBIOLOGY; Elsevier EMCARE; Elsevier’s Scopus; ISI Current Contents: Social & Behavioral Sciences; ISI Science Citation Index Expanded; ISI Social Science Citation Index;LEXIS/NEXIS;MEDLINE/ Index Medicus; OCLC ArticleFirst;OCLC Electronic Collections Online; PAIS International; and The Philosopher’s Index.

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