ASBH Partner Journal List
ASBH members receive discounts on new or renewal subscriptions to partner journals. ASBH has developed collaborative agreements with a number of scholarly journals that support the mission of the Society. These outstanding publications offer a diversity of views on a variety of topics in bioethics and medical humanities. Two agreements concern the submission of a column or an article by an ASBH member. ASBH members interested in submitting a column or an article should contact the ASBH liaison for the journal: for The American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB), Paul Root Wolpe at
, and for The Hastings Center Report, Tod Chambers at
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The American Journal of Bioethics
Featuring a unique target article and peer commentary format, The American Journal of Bioethics inspires comprehensive and rigorous debate across the diverse disciplines of bioethics.
The American Society of Law and Medicine and Ethics (ASLME)
ASLME's Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics is a peer-reviewed quarterly read by more than 4,500 health care professionals. It provides articles on such timely topics as health care quality and access, managed care, pain relief, genetics, child and maternal health, reproductive health, informed consent, assisted dying, ethics committees, HIV/AIDS, and public health. Issues review significant policy developments, health law court decisions, and books.
Ars Medica is a biannual literary journal that explores the interface between the arts and medicine and examines what makes medicine an art. Ars Medica provides a place for dialogue, meaning making, and the representation of experiences of the body, health, wellness, and encounters with the medical system. Content includes narratives from patients and health care workers, medical history, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art.
The Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
The Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics serves as an international forum for addressing the increasingly complex challenges of biology, medicine, and health care. As a journal committed to expanding the community of bioethicists worldwide, CQ welcomes well-argued papers from a variety of methodological and normative viewpoints.
Christian Bioethics is a nonecumenical, interdenominational journal exploring the content-full commitments of the Christian faiths with regard to the meaning of human life, sexuality, suffering, illness, and death within the context of medicine and health care. Christian bioethics seeks not to gloss over the differences among the Christian faiths but rather to underscore the content-full moral commitments that separate and give moral substance. It is interdenominational in involving editors and inviting contributions from different Christian perspectives.
The Hastings Center Report
The Hastings Center Report provides thoughtful, balanced inquiry and insight into the bioethical issues that are changing life and society. Its six issues per year combine incisive scholarship with engaging commentary and beautiful writing.
International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (IJFAB)
Edited by Mary C. Rawlinson and published twice a year, the journal provides a forum within bioethics for feminist thought and debate. Sponsored by the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, IJFAB regularly publishes articles on ethical issues related to health, health care, and the biomedical sciences. The journal demonstrates clearly the necessity and distinctive contributions of feminist scholarship to bioethics.
Journal of Clinical Ethics (JCE)
The Journal of Clinical Ethics is written for and by physicians, nurses, attorneys, clergy, ethicists, and others whose decisions directly affect patients. More than 70 percent of the articles published in JCE are authored or coauthored by physicians.
Journal of Hospital Ethics
The Journal of Hospital Ethics (JOHE, pronounced "JOE") is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal that takes a practical approach to clinical ethics in the hospital setting. JOHE is published three times a year by the Center for Ethics at Washington Hospital Center, a pioneer in the field of clinical ethics for nearly 30 years. Each issue addresses a specific clinical topic, with articles written by physicians, joined by clinical ethicists and other clinicians from around the world. JOHE's goal is to address the ethically challenging questions raised in a clinical setting and to educate physicians, residents, medical students, and interested others about applying ethical concepts to bedside care.
Journal of Medical Humanities
The Journal of Medical Humanities publishes original papers reflecting its broad perspective on interdisciplinary studies of medicine and medical education. Research findings emerge from three areas of investigation: medical humanities, cultural studies, and pedagogy.
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy serves as a forum for the discussion of issues in ethics and the philosophy of medicine. It draws from contributors from across the globe, reflecting the diversity of scholarly approaches and commitments in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Issues in this bimonthly journal have ranged from health care reform and the role of the family in consent to treatment to the definition of health and disease.
The Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
The Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal is a scholarly peer-reviewed forum featuring international and domestic views, analysis, and insight on important developments in bioethics.
Literature and Medicine
Literature and Medicine features creative and critical works of physician-writers, scholars, and medical humanists. Interdisciplinary in nature, the journal is devoted to exploring interfaces between literary and medical knowledge and understanding.
Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics
Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics provides a forum for exploring current issues in bioethics through the publication and analysis of personal stories, qualitative and mixed-methods research articles, and case studies. Articles may address the experiences of patients, research participants, health care workers, and researchers. The journal is dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of bioethical issues by engaging rich descriptions of complex human experiences. Although the journal upholds appropriate standards for narrative inquiry and qualitative research, it seeks to publish articles that will appeal to a broad readership of health care providers and researchers, bioethicists, sociologists, policy makers, and others.
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Founded in 1957, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine presents articles of current interest in medicine and biology in a context with humanistic, social, and scientific concerns. The journal covers a wide range of biomedical topics: neurobiology, biomedical ethics and history, genetics and evolution, and ecology.