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  • American Journal of Bioethics — A peer reviewed journal published 12 times a year. Its mission is to "provide those in clinical, legal, academic, scientific, and religious disciplines and the community-at-large with a comprehensive debate of issues in bioethics." It also has a "further inspire and inform research and writing across disciplines, through target articles, peer commentary, book reviews, qualitative research, literary criticism, and comments on developments in law and medical science.
  • Bioethics — Journal of the International Association of Bioethics. Provides a forum for articles on the ethical questions raised by current issues such as: international collaborative clinical research in developing countries, organ transplants and xenotransplantation, aging and the human lifespan, AIDS, genomics, and stem cell research. These questions are considered in relation to concrete ethical, legal and policy problems, or in terms of the fundamental concepts, principles and theories used in discussions of such problems.
  • Bulletin of Medical Ethics — Published in the UK, the Bulletin of Medical Ethics is an independent publication offering a source of current news on a range of issues in health care ethics, both in the UK and abroad. Regular features include news, official statements, codes and guidelines, review articles and book reviews.
  • Christian Bioethics — This is an 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. It is published three times per year.
  • Ethics and Medics — This is a short publication of the National Catholic Bioethics Center. It addresses one or two topics in health care ethics per issue. Published monthly.
  • Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics (EJAIB) — The journal of the Asian Bioethics Association (ABA) and the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) Bioethics Program aims to review and update news and trends in bioethics from around the world (about 1000 papers each issue). Bioethics is broadly defined as life ethics, including both medical and environmental ethics, and environmental, ethical, legal and social issues arising from biotechnology. It publishes research papers, and relevant news, and letters, on topics within Asian Bioethics, promoting research in bioethics in the Asian region, and contributing to the interchange of ideas within and between Asia and global international bioethics.
  • Genomics, Society and Policy — This is a peer reviewed on-line journal that publishes interdisciplinary research on the social, ethical and legal aspects of genomics and related technologies such as nanotechnology and stem cell research.
  • Hastings Center Report — The Hastings Center Report publishes articles and thought pieces by leading academic bioethicists.
  • Health Care Ethics USA (HCEUSA) — An on-line quarterly publication of the Catholic Health Association of the United States. It addresses a variety of ethical issues relating primarily to Catholic health care.
  • Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine  — Case Western Reserve University Law School's student-edited journal is published twice a year. One issue each year is a symposium on a significant health law topic. Topics in past years have ranged from health care reform to the regulation of germ-line genetic engineering.
  • Health Progress — A publication of the Catholic Health Association of the United States published bi-monthly. Generally, each issue contains one or more articles devoted to health care ethics.
  • Human Research Report — The Deem Corporation. This continuing education newsletter includes notices of upcoming government regulations, explanations of how rules and regulations will affect research, "case studies" from actual investigations of IRBs by federal agencies, details of lawsuits against researchers and research organizations, notices of upcoming research compliance conferences.
  • IRB: Ethics & Human Research — Is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly articles and columns offering insight on issues of critical importance to research with human subjects, including findings and analyses of empirical studies.
  • Journal of Clinical Ethics — Published quarterly, this peer-reviewed journal, as its name suggests, deals with ethical issues that arise in patient care.
  • Journal of Medical Ethics Online — This site features original articles on ethical aspects of health care, as well as case conferences, book reviews, editorials, correspondence, news and notes. To ensure international relevance JME has Editorial Board members from all around the world including the US, Europe, Australasia and Far East.
  • Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal — The Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal offers a scholarly forum for diverse views on major issues in bioethics, such as analysis and critique of principalism, feminist perspectives in bioethics, the work of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, active euthanasia, genetics, health care reform, and organ transplantation. The Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal is sponsored by the Joseph and Rose Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University.
  • National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly (NCBQ) — A publication of the National Catholic Bioethics Center "The journal seeks to foster intellectual inquiry by publishing articles that address the ethical, philosophical, theological, and clinical questions raised by the rapid pace of modern medical science. [T]he NCBQ unites faith in Christ to reasoned and rigorous reflection on the findings of the empirical and experimental sciences."
  • National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature — The National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature (NRCBL), is a specialized collection of books, journals, newspaper articles, legal materials, regulations, codes, government publications, and other relevant documents concerned with issues in biomedical and professional ethics. The library holdings represent the world's largest collection related to ethical issues in medicine and biomedical research. This collection functions both as a reference library for the public and as an in depth research resource for scholars from the U.S. and abroad.
  • PubMed — PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources. Click on the Limits Tab in the Search Box and select Bioethics.
  • Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics — A forum for interdisciplinary studies in the philosophy and methodology of medical practice and research. Particular attention is paid to heuristic approaches in developing new methods and tools for the better analysis and understanding of the conceptual and ethical presuppositions of the medical sciences and health care processes.