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Journal of Medical Ethics

is a leading journal covering the whole field of medical ethics, promoting ethical reflection and conduct in scientific research and medical practice.

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Journal of Medical Ethics is an official journal of the Institute of Medical Ethics and a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal.

JME features articles on ethical aspects of health care relevant to health care professionals, members of clinical ethics committees, medical ethics professionals, researchers and bioscientists, policy makers and patients. It also publishes an associated blog.

The Editor-in-Chief is Professor John McMillan (University of Otago), who leads an international editorial team.

Find out how you can contribute to the journal’s Feature Article discussions here.



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The Journal of Medical Ethics accepts submissions of a wide range of article types, including original research, reviews and feature articles.

The Author Information section provides specific article requirements to help you turn your research into an article suitable for JME.

Information is also provided on editorial policies and open access.

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