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Aims and scope

Aims and scope

Uniquely positioned at the intersection of medical and bioethics, philosophy of medicine, and medical humanities, the journal provides a forum for exploring and addressing how new developments in biomedicine foster philosophical, ethical and social issues, questions and possible solutions. The ethos of the journal acknowledges the importance of both obtaining new facts, tools and capabilities in medicine, and of engaging new ways of thinking about and expressing the meanings and effects of these emerging developments. Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine encompasses the philosophical and ethical aspects of clinical research and practice, and also welcomes papers focusing upon medicine and humanities, including the history of medicine, and medicine and the arts. 

Important Update
The Journal of Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine has appointed new editors who will soon be publishing a statement outlining editorial policies, aims, and scope.  In the meantime, we are focusing on our backlog of submissions, giving priority to research articles and reviews.  In the future, we plan to limit the article type “commentary" to submissions that address high priority topics of great significance to a wide variety of our readership. Commentaries should only be submitted upon invitation, therefore please contact us to discuss your idea before submitting. As we transition, we will be very selective in choosing which among our currently submitted commentaries to publish.