American Journal of Bioethics

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The American Journal of Bioethics  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Am. J. Bioeth.
Discipline Bioethics, philosophy, health policy, health law, health economics, sociology of medicine
Language English
Edited by David Magnus, Hywote Taye, Richard Sharp, Kayhan Parsi, Bela Fishbeyn
Publication details
Publisher
Publication history
1999–present
Frequency Monthly
3.597
Indexing
ISSN 1526-5161 (print)
1536-0075 (web)
LCCN sn99009204
OCLC no. 42279301
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The American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB) is a monthly peer-reviewed academic journal of bioethics published by Taylor and Francis.[1] It publishes target articles, peer commentary, book reviews, qualitative research, literary criticism, photography and graphic arts, and comments on developments in law and medicine.[2] The founding editor was Glenn McGee, who resigned in 2012 after concerns regarding a possible conflict of interest with his new position in industry had been raised.[3] McGee was succeeded by David Magnus (Stanford University) and Summer Johnson McGee (Loyola University Chicago). Johnson McGee then left in 2012. The journal has also been criticized for not disclosing conflicts of interest of authors that had close relationships with the journal.[4]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 3.597, ranking it first out of 58 journals in the category "History & Philosophy of Science",[5] 1st out of 48 journals in the category "Ethics",[6] 2nd out of 36 journals in the category "Social Issues",[7] 2nd out of 36 journals in the category "Biomedical Social Issues",[8] and 1st out of 18 journals in the category "Medical Ethics".[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions. What is AJOB?". Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions. What is the mission of AJOB?". Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  3. ^ Cyranoski, David (21 February 2012), "Editor's move sparks backlash: Bioethicists are forced to consider their purpose as leading practitioner joins controversial stem-cell company", Nature 482 (7386) 
  4. ^ Dreger, Alice; Feder, Ellen K. (2014-04-17). "FDA Ethicist’s Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest in Prenatal Dex Case". Impact Ethics. Dalhousie University. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  5. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: History & Philosophy of Science". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 
  6. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Ethics". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 
  7. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Social Issues". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 
  8. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Biomedical Social Issues". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 
  9. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Medical Ethics". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 

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