Hastings Center Report

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Hastings Center Report  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Hastings Cent. Rep.
Discipline Bioethics, philosophy, ethics, humanities, health policy, health law, religious studies
Language English
Edited by Gregory Kaebnick
Publication details
Wiley-Blackwell (United States)
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
ISSN 0093-0334 (print)
1552-146X (web)
LCCN 2004-212569
OCLC no. 15622366

The Hastings Center Report is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal of bioethics. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Hastings Center (Garrison, New York). The editor-in-chief is Gregory Kaebnick. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 1.550, ranking it fifth out of 17 journals in the category "Medical Ethics", sixth out of 47 journals in "Ethics", 14th out of 37 journals in "Social Sciences Biomedical", and 39th out of 76 in the category "Health Care Sciences & Services".[1]

The journal focuses on legal, moral, and social issues in medicine and the life sciences.[2] It publishes a variety of article types that may take many forms:[3]

  • articles that explore philosophical and ethical issues in medicine, health care, technology, medical research, the use of human subjects in research, and the environment
  • reports or reviews of empirical studies that implicate relevant philosophical and ethical questions
  • short, provocative essays; case studies (which may be accompanied by commentary on the case)
  • personal narratives about receiving or providing health care
  • and brief commentary on relevant events in the news


  1. ^ "ISI Web of Knowledge". Journal Citation Reports - Social Sciences. Thomson Reuters. 
  2. ^ About the Hastings Center Report – www.thehastingscenter.org
  3. ^ Submission Guidelines – www.thehastingscenter.org

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