Another Outlet for Ethicists

Bioethics. Vol. 1, No. 1. Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer, eds. Basil Blackwell, New York, 1987. Subscription: $80 (L40) for institutions; $37.50 (L19.50) for individuals. Medical ethics is a growth industry. What better evidence than the appearance of yet another journal devoted to it. In addition to such wholly, dedicated publications as the Hastings Center Report, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy and the Journal of Medical Ethics, a number of prestigious general journals frequently addres

Norman Fost
Jun 14, 1987
Bioethics. Vol. 1, No. 1. Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer, eds. Basil Blackwell, New York, 1987. Subscription: $80 (L40) for institutions; $37.50 (L19.50) for individuals.


Medical ethics is a growth industry. What better evidence than the appearance of yet another journal devoted to it. In addition to such wholly, dedicated publications as the Hastings Center Report, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy and the Journal of Medical Ethics, a number of prestigious general journals frequently address bioethical issues. Innumerable others in law, medicine and various social sciences also provide an outlet for scholars or shouters from almost any background. Why, then, another dedicated journal?

The editors of Bioethics believe there is an ecological niche in the field. Their stated goal is to satisfy five criteria: international appeal; interdisciplinary (meaning understood by and of interest to readers from any or no discipline); independent peer review; practical contributions to solutions...

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