About.

our mission

The mission of The American Journal of Bioethics is to provide the bioethics community with informed research of the current bio-medical issues of today.  Spanning across many disciplines, the journal consists of through target articles, peer commentary, book reviews, qualitative research, literary criticism, photography and graphic arts, and comments.

bioethics.net

The bioethics.net website is currently maintained by the editorial staff of The American Journal of Bioethics.  In service to anyone interested in bioethics, the website publishes information on the latest journal publications, events, job opportunities and current news.  The site now includes original blog authorship by world-renowned bioethicsts, as well as being a one-stop-shop for popular syndicated bioethics blogs.  Future improvements to the site include an extensive database of resources including info about organizations, centers, and institutions, as well as a glossary of terms.

the journal

Founded in 1999, The American Journal of Bioethics provides readers with comprehensive, peer-reviewed scholarship about ethical issues in medicine and the biomedical sciences.  The journal offers publication covering many disciplines including healthcare, medicine, public health, philosophy, biomedical science, religion, law, health services research, and social work. Each issue of AJOB includes Target Articles that zero in on a pressing problem, followed by Open Peer Commentaries that provide access to all facets of the issue at hand, across disciplines and methodologies, so that both the practical and theoretical are up for discussion.

Following a decade of climbing to the top of all bioethics journals, AJOB expanded into the AJOB Family of Journals, owned and published in print and online by Taylor & Francis Group.  The Family would now include journals on neuroscience and empirical research, each independently managed.  The result is scholarship that meets the needs of the teacher, the casual reader, the researcher, the policy analyst, the student.  Please see below for information about each journal.

The American Journal of Bioethics

Editor-In-Chief:
David Magnus, Ph.D. (Stanford University)

Executive Managing Editor:
Hywote Taye, M.A. (Stanford University)

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

Associate Blog Editor:
Craig Klugman, Ph.D. (UT Health Center San Antonio)

Editorial Assistant & Website Manager:
Gioia Zucchero, M.A. (Stanford University)

AJOB Editorial Board

Indicies:

  • 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
AJOB Neuroscience

Editor-In-Chief:
Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. (Emory University)

Editor:
John Banja, Ph.D. (Emory University)

Book Review Editor:
Alan Regenberg, M.Be. (Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics)

Managing Editor:
Gillian Hue, Ph.D. (Emory University)

Senior Editorial Advisor:
Judy Illes, Ph.D. (University of British Columbia)

Editor-in-Residence (Neuroscience):
Karen Rommelfanger, Ph.D. (Emory University)

Graduate Editorial Intern:
Julia Haas (Emory University)

AJOB Neuro Editorial Board

Indicies:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • TOC Premier
  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
AJOB Empirical Bioethics (formerly Primary Research)

Editor-In-Chief:
Robert ‘Skip’ Nelson M.D., Ph.D. (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

Associate Editors:
Victoria A. Miller, Ph.D. (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
Alexander A. Kon, M.D. (Naval Medical Center San Diego)
Julie N. Harris, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Kaiser Permanente Division of Research)

Managing Editor:
Emily Evans, M.P.H. (Georgetown University)

AJOB EB Editorial Board

Indicies:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
  • Health Policy Reference Center
  • TOC Premier
conflict of interest committee

Our conflict of interest committee is comprised of members from the AJOB Family of Journals:

John J. Paris, S.J, Ph.D. – Boston College (AJOB)
Ross McKinney, Jr, M.D. – Duke University  (AJOB)
Mildred Cho, Ph.D. – Stanford University  (AJOB Empirical Bioethics)
Laurence McCullough, Ph.D. – Baylor College of Medicine (AJOB Empirical Bioethics)
Ilina Singh, Ph.D. – London School of Economics and Political Science (AJOB Neuroscience)

accolades

Council of Editors