Journal of Medical Ethics

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Journal of Medical Ethics
DisciplineMedical ethics
Edited byJohn McMillan
Publication details
4.2 (2022)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. 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 and is published by BMJ. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2022 impact factor of 4.2, ranking it second out of 16 journals in the category "Medical Ethics"[1] and sixth out of 57 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". 2022 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2023.
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Ethics". 2022 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2023.
  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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