Bioethics Journals

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Core Bioethics Journals in PubMed

TitleISSNDatesFull Run?Link to PubMed
Accountability in Research0898-96211991 to presentYes"Account Res"
AJOB (American Journal of Bioethics)1526-51612001 to presentYes"Am J Bioeth"
AJOB Neuroscience2150-7740only PMC articlesNo"AJOB Neurosci"
AJOB Primary Research2150-7716selected articlesNo"AJOB Prim Res"
AMA Journal of Ethics2376-69802015 to presentYes"AMA J Ethics"
American Journal of Law and Medicine0098-85881975 to presentYes"Am J Law Med"
ATLA: Alternatives to Lab Animals0261-19291985 to presentNo"Altern Lab Anim"
Bioethics0269-97021987 to presentYes"Bioethics"
BMC Medical Ethics1472-69392000 to presentYes"BMC Med Ethics"
Clinical Ethics1477-7509only PMC articlesNo"Clin Ethics"
CQ: Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics0963-18011992 to presentYes"Camb Q Healthc Ethics"
Developing World Bioethics1471-87312001 to presentYes"Dev World Bioeth"
Ethics & Medicine: A Christian Perspective on Issues in Bioethics0266-688X1986 to 2006No"Ethics Med"
Ethics and Behavior1050-84221991 to present (selected)No"Ethics Behav"
European Journal of Health Law0929-02731994 to presentYes"Eur J Health Law"
Hastings Center Report0093-03341971 to presentYes"Hastings Cent Rep"
HEC (Healthcare Ethics Committee) Forum0956-27371989 to presentYes"HEC Forum"
Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics1028-78251998 to 2011No"Hum Reprod Genet Ethics"
Indian Journal of Medical Ethics0974-84662004 to presentYes"Indian J Med Ethics"
International Journal of Bioethics [Journal International de Bioéthique]1145-07621990 to presentNo"J Int Bioethique"
IRB: Ethics and Human Research0193-77581979 to presentYes"IRB"
Issues in Law and Medicine8756-81601985 to presentYes"Issues Law Med"
JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation1520-92291999 to presentYes"JONAS Healthc Law Ethics Regul"
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry1176-75292004 to presentYes"J Bioeth Inq"
Journal of Clinical Ethics1046-78901990 to presentYes"J Clin Ethics"
Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics1556-26462006 to presentNo"J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics"
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law0361-68781976 to presentYes"J Health Polit Policy Law"
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics1073-11051993 to presentNo"J Law Med Ethics"
Journal of Legal Medicine0194-76481979 to presentYes"J Leg Med [Journal]"
Journal of Medical Ethics0306-68001975 to presentYes"J Med Ethics"
Journal of Medical Humanities1041-35451989 to presentNo"J Med Humanit"
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy0360-53101976 to presentYes"J Med Philos"
Health Care Analysis1065-30581993 to presentYes"Health Care Analysis"
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal1054-68631991 to presentYes"Kennedy Inst Ethics J"
Linacre Quarterly0024-36391945 to 1953 (selected), 1973 to 2006 (selected), 2013 to presentNo"Linacre Q"
Medicine and Law0723-13931982 to presentYes"Med Law"
Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy1386-74232000 to presentNo"Med Health Care Philos"
Monash Bioethics Review1321-27531994 to presentNo"Monash Bioeth Rev"
Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics2157-17322011 to presentYes"Narrat Inq Bioeth"
National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly1532-54902001 to 2006No"Natl Cathol Bioeth Q"
Nursing Ethics0969-73301994 to presentYes"Nurs Ethics"
Revista de Derecho y Genoma Humano [Law and the Human Genome Review]1134-71981998 to presentNo"Rev Derecho Genoma Hum"
Science and Engineering Ethics1353-34521995 to presentYes"Sci Eng Ethics"
New Bioethics: A Multidisciplinary Journal Of Biotechnology and the Body2050-28772013 to presentNo"New Bioeth"
Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics1386-74151998 to presentNo"Theor Med Bioeth"
Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics1535-35322001 to presentYes"Yale J Health Policy Law Ethics"

(revised March 2015)

Bioethics Journals

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Non-English Bioethics Journals

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Current issues and the last few years of these journals are shelved in the stacks near the globe on the far side of the stairs to the mezzanine. Older issues are available by request and are stored off-campus.

Browse the list of Bioethics journals in Georgetown’s NewJour database for additional titles.

Last updated November 3rd, 2016.

1 Comment

  1. Portuguese bioethics journals
    REVISTA PORTUGUESA DE BIOÉTICA – Portugal, Ed. Centro de Estudos de Bioética,
    REVISTA BIOÉTICA – Brasil, Ed. Conselho Federal de Medicina,



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