|Discipline||Bioethics, philosophy, health policy, health law, health economics, sociology of medicine|
|Edited by||David Magnus|
|ISO 4||Am. J. Bioeth.|
The American Journal of Bioethics is a monthly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor & Francis, covering all aspects of bioethics. It publishes target articles, open peer commentaries, editorials, book reviews, and case studies and commentaries in clinical care and research ethics. The journal also publishes special issues that address timely ethical challenges. The editor-in-chief is David Magnus (Stanford University), who was also one of the journals founders.
The journal was established in 1999 by founding editor-in-chief Glenn McGee. It has produced independently managed journals on neuroscience and empirical bioethics as spin-offs.
The journal is affiliated with bioethics.net, also owned by Taylor & Francis, which publishes information on the latest journal publications, events, job opportunities, current news, and original blog content. The website is maintained by the editorial staff of the journal.
The journal is abstracted and indexed in:
According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2019 impact factor of 7.647, ranking it first out of 16 journals in the category "Medical Ethics", first out of 55 journals in the category "Ethics", second out of 44 journals in the category "Social Issues", and first out of 45 journals in the category "Social Sciences, Biomedical". The journal's 5 year impact factor is 6.872.