About the JournalThe Penn Bioethics Journal is the nation's premier peer-reviewed undergraduate bioethics journal. The journal was established in Spring, 2004 with the first issue published April 1, 2005 as part of the National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference hosted by Penn. The editorial board has included undergraduates from all four schools at the University of Pennsylvania with faculty advisors Jonathan D. Moreno, Ph.D. and Connie Ulrich, Ph.D., R.N.
The ProcessThe editors select a theme for each bi-annual issue of the journal. The theme of the journal is not decided until after all the articles are submitted and normally features an Editorial or Paper. Submissions are not required to correspond to the selected theme. Additionally, many issues of the journal feature one or more interviews with prominent professionals in fields related to the issue theme. Our acceptance process is very competitive with submissions undergoing an initial review, a small-group review, and, if warranted a final review by the full editorial board of approximately 30 students.
PublicationThe journal's call for papers goes out internationally, with publication in professional journals and posting on related websites. Faculty members on campus, around the country, and abroad are advising students with superb term papers to submit them for publication. While the board does not release specific statistics, we receive a large number of submissions for each issue and carefully select the small number that are ultimately published. For more information on submitting, please see our submit section.
CopyrightThe Penn Bioethics Journal (ISSN#: 2150-5462) is published twice a year by the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
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