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Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal

Editors :

Quill Kukla, Ph.D., Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University

Volume:
Volume
32 (2022)
Frequency:
Frequency
Quarterly
Now in its third decade of publication, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (KIEJ) is an interdisciplinary quarterly journal of the Joseph and Rose Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. It publishes philosophically rigorous and empirically informed articles in all areas of bioethics (broadly construed) and on related issues in practical ethics. The KIEJ has recently focused on publishing papers that explore ethical and social issues in science practice, as well as philosophical approaches to health, environmental, and science policy, especially those…
Now in its third decade of publication, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (KIEJ) is an interdisciplinary quarterly journal of the Joseph and Rose Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. It publishes philosophically rigorous and empirically informed articles in all areas of bioethics (broadly construed) and on related issues in practical ethics. The KIEJ has recently focused on publishing papers that explore ethical and social issues in science practice, as well as philosophical approaches to health, environmental, and science policy, especially those which situate philosophical and ethical issues in a global context.
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Manuscript submissions are encouraged from all responsible contributors regardless of affiliation with the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. The journal solicits in-depth articles (8,000-12,000 words) that combine detailed conceptual analysis with practical engagement. While we accept papers in all areas of bioethics, we are especially interested in publishing papers that explore ethical and social issues in science practice, and/or philosophical approaches to health, environmental, and science policy, especially those which situate philosophical and ethical issues in a global context.

Manuscript submission takes place via our online submission system at http://kiej.georgetown.edu/submit/.

Authors can visit the link to find additional information about submission guidelines. All manuscripts should be prepared for blind review with an abstract of 100-150 words, saved in *.doc or *.docx format, and submitted separately from author information (gathered at a separate stage in the online process). Manuscripts already under consideration at another journal will not be considered.

The Hopkins Press Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found at the ethics-and-malpractice page.

Peer Review Policy

Submissions to the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal should be original, unpublished works that are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The Editor-in-Chief does an initial review, in order to determine the suitability of a submission to the journal and its basic professional quality, and thereby chooses which papers to send out for full review. The full review process is double anonymized. Papers are generally reviewed by two referees. The journal is looking for papers that are both practically engaged and conceptually rich major contributions to philosophical ethics broadly construed. We prefer papers that address current pressing ethical and political issues, and that are situated in the philosophical literature. Papers that address topics directly relevant to a vulnerable or marginalized group must cite and engage with the relevant scholarship by members of that group, if such scholarship exists. While we encourage interdisciplinary engagement, we do not publish papers that are primarily reports on an empirical study. Papers that are given a “revise and resubmit” decision are reviewed anew upon resubmission, sometimes by the original referees and sometimes by new referees, depending on context. The review process generally takes about two months for papers that are sent out to referees.

Editor in Chief

Quill Kukla, PhD

Managing Editor

Madeline Ward

Assistant Managing Editor

Madeleine Leger

Book Review Editor

Alex Raycroft

Editorial Board

Alireza Bagheri, MD, PhD
School of Medicine
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Lisa Sowle Cahill, PhD
Department of Theology
Boston College

Arthur Caplan, PhD
Division of Medical Ethics
New York University
Langone Medical Center

Alexander M. Capron, LLB
Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics
University of Southern California

James Childress, PhD
Department of Religious Studies
University of Virginia

Dena S. Davis, JD, PhD
Department of Religion Studies
Lehigh University

Ronald M. Green, PhD
Ethics Institute
Dartmouth College

Henk ten Have, MD, PhD
Center for Healthcare Ethics
Duquesne University

Rihito Kimura, PhD
Keisen University, Japan

Bernard Lo, MD
Department of Internal Medicine
School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Joanne Lynn, MD
Center on Elder Care and Advanced Illness
Altarum Institute

Aaron L. Mackler, PhD
Department of Theology
Duquesne University

Alan Meisel, JD
Center for Bioethics and Health Law
University of Pittsburgh

Paul T. Menzel, PhD
Department of Philosophy
Pacific Lutheran University

Jing-Bao Nie, BMed, MMed, PhD
Bioethics Centre
Division of Health Sciences
University of Otago, New Zealand

Margaret A. Somerville, AuA, LLB, DCL
Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law
McGill University, Canada

Dan Wikler, PhD
Department of Population and International Health
Harvard School of Public Health

Stuart J. Youngner, MD
Department of Bioethics
Case Western Reserve University

Abstracting & Indexing Databases

  • Adis International Ltd.
    • Reactions Weekly (Online)
  • Clarivate Analytics
    • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    • Biological Abstracts (Online)
    • BIOSIS Previews
    • Current Contents
    • Web of Science
  • De Gruyter Saur
    • Dietrich's Index Philosophicus
    • IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
    • Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur
  • EBSCOhost
    • Academic Search Alumni Edition, 1/1/2007-
    • Academic Search Complete, 1/1/2007-
    • Academic Search Elite, 1/1/2007-
    • Academic Search Premier, 1/1/2007-
    • Academic Search Ultimate, 1/1/2007-
    • ATLA Religion Database (American Theological Library Association), 1996-2003, dropped
    • Biography Index: Past and Present (H.W. Wilson), vol.14, no.2, 2004-vol.17, no.4, 2007
    • Biological Abstracts (Online)
    • Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson), Mar.2003-
    • Current Abstracts, 1/1/2007-
    • OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), 6/1/2003-
    • Social Sciences Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), 6/1/2003-
    • Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson), 6/1/2003-
    • The Philosopher's Index
    • TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/2007-
  • Elsevier BV
    • EMBASE
    • Scopus, 1991-
  • H.W. Wilson
    • Social Sciences Index, 2003/03-
  • National Library of Medicine
    • PubMed
  • OCLC
    • ArticleFirst, vol.5, no.3, 1995-vol.21, no.4, 2011
    • Electronic Collections Online, vol.6, no.1, 1996-vol.21, no.4, 2011
    • Periodical Abstracts, v.12, n.4, 2002-v.20, n.2, 2010
  • Ovid
    • The Philosopher's Index
  • Personal Alert (E-mail)
  • ProQuest
    • ABI/INFORM Collection, 12/1/2002-
    • ABI/INFORM Global (American Business Information), 12/1/2002-
    • ABI/INFORM Research (American Business Information), 12/01/2002-
    • Art, Design & Architecture Collection, 12/01/2002-
    • Arts & Humanities Database, 12/01/2002-
    • Arts Premium Collection, 12/1/2002-
    • Business Premium Collection, 12/01/2002-
    • Health & Medical Collection, 12/1/2002-
    • Health Research Premium Collection, 12/1/2002-
    • Healthcare Administration Database, 12/01/2002-
    • Hospital Premium Collection, 12/1/2002-
    • Medical Database, 12/1/2002-
    • PAIS Index (Public Affairs Information Service), Selective
    • Periodicals Index Online
    • Philosophy Collection, 12/01/2002-
    • Professional ABI/INFORM Complete, 12/01/2002-
    • Professional ProQuest Central, 12/01/2002-
    • ProQuest 5000, 12/01/2002-
    • ProQuest 5000 International, 12/01/2002-
    • ProQuest Central, 12/01/2002-
    • Psychology Module, 12/01/2002-
    • Research Library, 12/01/2002-
    • Social Science Database, 12/1/2002-
    • Social Science Premium Collection, 12/01/2002-
    • The Philosopher's Index
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine
    • MEDLINE

Abstracting & Indexing Sources

  • Abstracts of Mycology   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Family Index   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Religion Index One: Periodicals   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Religion Index Two: Multi-Author Works   (Ceased)  (Print)

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1.484(2021)
1.902 (Five-Year Impact Factor)
0.00085 (Eigenfactor™ Score)

Rank in Category (by Journal Impact Factor):
32 of 56 journals, in “Ethics”
33 of 44 journals, in "Social Issues"

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Readers include: Health professionals, clergy, scholars of ethics and philosophy, lawyers, public policy makers, scientists, health care administrators, patrons of medical libraries, and others interested in ethical issues raised by advances in medicine and technology

Print circulation: 186

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