Journal of Medical Ethics

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Journal of Medical Ethics  
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DisciplineMedical ethics
Edited byJohn McMillan
Publication details
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
J. Med. Ethics
ISSN0306-6800 (print)
1473-4257 (web)
OCLC no.1838186

The Journal of Medical Ethics is a monthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering the field of bioethics that was established in 1975. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 1.889, ranking it third out of 16 journals in the category "Medical Ethics"[1] and 6th out of 51 journals in the category "Ethics".[2]


The editor-in-chief is John McMillan (University of Otago). Previous editors have been: Julian Savulescu (University of Oxford) (2011-2018 and 2001-2004), Søren Holm (Cardiff University) and John Harris (University of Manchester, (jointly, 2004-2011), Raanan Gillon (Imperial College London, 1980-2001), and Alastair Campbell (University of Edinburgh, 1975-1980, founding editor).[3]

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  1. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Medical Ethics". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2018.
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Ethics". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2018.
  3. ^ Reynolds, L.A.; Tansey, E.M., eds. (2007). Medical Ethics Education in Britain, 1963-1993. London: Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL. p. 198. Archived from the original on 2014-03-25. Retrieved 2012-07-15.

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