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 articles on various 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.
Journal statistics information
|Publication Model||Subscription; with hybrid open access option|
|Indexed by||Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index; Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, Social and Behavioural Sciences; MEDLINE (Index Medica), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar|
|Peer Review Model||Double blind; both the reviewer and the author are anonymous to each other|
|Acceptance rate||30% in 2017|
|Instant rejection rate||53% in 2016|
|Time from submission to first decision||43 days|
|Time from acceptance to online publication||22 days|
Rights and permissions
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. The BMJ Group is a sponsor of its activities.