September 28, 2022

Ranking bioethics journals

A very helpful list of the leading bioethics journals.

Bioethicist Udo Schuklenk has produced the following ranking of bioethics journals. It is based on 2019 Google Scholar Metrics. The h5-index” is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2014-2018 have at least h citations each. The “h5-median” for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

Rank

Journal

h-5

h5-median

1

Nursing Ethics

37

51

2

Science and Engineering Ethics 

36

52

3

Journal of Medical Ethics

34

44

4

The American Journal of Bioethics

31

39

5

bmc medical ethics 

30

43

6

Bioethics

25

35

7

Hastings Center Report

24

35

8

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics

23

37

9

Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 

23

35

10

Neuroethics

19

27

11

Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics

19

26

12

American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 

18

27

13

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

18

25

14

Nursing Philosophy

18

22

15

Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 

17

22

16

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy

16

22

17

Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal

16

22

18

Health Care Analysis

15

22

19

Public Health Ethics

15

19

20

NanoEthics

14

20

Michael Cook is editor of BioEdge

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