About Journal of Medical Ethics
Aims and Scope
Journal of Medical Ethics is a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical ethics. The journal seeks to promote ethical reflection and conduct in scientific research and medical practice. It 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 Journal of Medical Ethics has Editorial Board members from all around the world including the US, Europe, Australasia and Far East.
Journal of Medical Ethics is co-owned by the Institute of Medical Ethics and BMJ.
Journal Statistics 2014
|Instant Reject Rate||42% for all papers, receiving a decision within 1-3 days|
|Time from Submission to First Decision||5 weeks|
|Time from Submission to Final Decision||28 weeks|
|Time from Acceptance to Publication||
18 days (online)
8 months (print)
|Indexed By||Index Medicus (Medline), Science Citation Index, ISI Current Contents (Social & Behavioural Sciences/Clinical Medicine), Excerpta Medica (Embase),|
|ISSN of JME||0306-6800|
|ISSN of JME Online||1473-4257|
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Rights and Permissions
The Journal of Medical Ethics is an official journal of the Institute of Medical Ethics.
BMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.
The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting accurate, transparent reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.