Hastings Center Report

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Hastings Center Report
DisciplineBioethics, philosophy, ethics, humanities, health policy, health law, religious studies
Edited byGregory Kaebnick
Publication details
Wiley-Blackwell (United States)
4.298 (2021)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Hastings Cent. Rep.
ISSN0093-0334 (print)
1552-146X (web)
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 2021 impact factor of 4.298. In 2018, it ranked it 5th out of 16 journals in the category "Medical Ethics".[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

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  1. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Medical Ethics". 2018 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2017.
  2. ^ About the Hastings Center Report – www.thehastingscenter.org
  3. ^ "Submission Guidelines – www.thehastingscenter.org". Archived from the original on 2009-07-04. Retrieved 2009-10-10.

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