The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics

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The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
DisciplineMedical ethics, medical law
Edited byEdward J. Hutchinson
Publication details
1.718 (2020)
Standard abbreviations
BluebookJ.L. Med. & Ethics
ISO 4J. Law Med. Ethics
ISSN1073-1105 (print)
1748-720X (web)
OCLC no.863246986

The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic medical journal covering medical ethics and medical law. It was established in 1981 as Law, Medicine & Health Care, which itself was formed by the merger of two journals: Medicolegal News and Nursing Law & Ethics.[1] The journal obtained its current name in 1993. It is published by SAGE in partnership with the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. The editor is Edward J. Hutchinson. The editor-in-chief is Aaron S. Kesselheim. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 0.986, ranking it 25th out of 51 journals in the category "Ethics".[2]

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  1. ^ "Law, Medicine & Health Care". NLM Catalog. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Ethics". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2017.

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