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Medicolegal and Bioethics ceased publishing in January 2023. All articles that have been published in Medicolegal and Bioethics will continue to be available on the Dove Press site, and will be securely archived with CLOCKSS.

Medicolegal and Bioethics

ISSN: 2230-2468


Aims and Scope

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Bethany Spielman

Medicolegal and Bioethics is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal exploring the application of law to medical and drug research and practice and the related ethical and moral considerations. The journal is characterized by the rapid reporting of reviews, case reports, guidelines and consensus statements, original research and surveys.

Medicolegal and Bioethics will no longer consider meta-analyses for publication.

Specific topics covered in the journal include:

  • Genetic profiling and engineering
  • Stem cell and embryo research
  • Drug and medical research
  • Patient and volunteer rights and consent
  • Euthanasia and assisted suicide
  • Application of existing law and development of new legal codes
  • Conflict of law and ethics and changing scientific and social landscapes
  • Healthcare professional liability & insurance
  • Legal profession conduct and practice
  • Ethics committees and healthcare professional bodies
  • Financial and economic issues
  • Animal rights
  • Confidentiality and electronic patient records
  • Impact of business and financial interests