The Taylor & Francis Group has implemented a publishing system that can reach the widest and most intellectually broad audience, magnifying the rigor, intimacy and interdisciplinary value of the discipline. First, you will need to select which journal among the AJOB Family of Journals is right for you. Then, refer to the guidelines of the journal to gain information about the acceptance criteria and technical requirements. Depending on what type of submission you are making, you will need to modify your work to meet the requirements of the journal for that particular type of publication. Lastly, you will need to submit your work online using the ScholarOne (Manuscript Central) website. Once the manuscript has been received, your work will be reviewed by the editorial staff.
Which Journal is Right For You
The AJOB Family of Journals consists of The American Journal of Bioethics(AJOB), AJOB Neuroscience and AJOB Primary Research. Each of these journals has a unique mission in terms of publishing manuscripts in bioethics. Please read the information below to help you determine the most appropriate journal for your submission.
AJOB: Manuscripts submitted for consideration as Target Articles should be novel and important to the field of bioethics and those fields connected to bioethics which include public health, social work, chaplaincy, scientific research, clinical medicine and more. Manuscripts will also lend themselves to Open Peer Commentaries, a set of articles that respond to the Target Article submitted.
AJOB Neuroscience: Manuscripts submitted for consideration to AJOB Neuroscience as Target Articles should be wide-ranging contributions exploring the ethical, social and legal dimensions of brain sciences. Manuscripts will also lend themselves to Open Peer Commentaries, a set of articles that respond to the Target Article submitted.
AJOB Primary Research: Manuscripts submitted to AJOB Primary Research will consist of original empirical research in bioethics and conceptual analyses of the relationship between descriptive and normative inquiry. The Journal broadly construes empirical bioethics to include social scientific research applied to bioethical questions, health policy and health services research as it relates to bioethics, and other forms of original research including evidence-based literature reviews and commentary on new developments in empirical bioethics.
Please go to the ScholarOne (Manuscript Central) website to submit your work. If you are a first-time user, you will need to create an account.
Please note: Manuscript and supplemental files accompanying your main document should be submitted without any identifying information. This includes references to author names, their affiliations/institutions and/or acknowledgements. All identifying information, as well as any acknowledgments, should be placed in the title page you submit. Failure to “blind” your main document and supplemental files will result in a processing delay of your submission.
The AJOB Family of Journals are a refereed, with articles being accepted on a non-remunerative basis. Submitted manuscripts must wholly comprise original material and are reviewed with the explicit understanding that their essential substance or contents have not been nor will be submitted for publication elsewhere in any form, unless and until such time as AJOB rejects said material.
The publisher Taylor & Francis Group accepts no responsibility for the statements and opinions expressed by contributors. Because of rapid advances in the medical sciences, and the scope and nature of peer review and peer commentary in AJOB, no clinical use of AJOB should be attempted. Discussions, views, and recommendations as to medical procedures, choice of drugs, and drug use are the responsibility of the authors. The names The American Journal of Bioethics, AJOB, AJOB Neuroscience, AJOB Primary Research, and The AJOB Family of Journals are copyrighted (c) 2013 Taylor & Francis Group.