New medical ethics journal to appear next month


Look to the new AMA Journal of Ethics, beginning next month, for valuable insights into ethical decision-making and the challenges medical students and physicians confront in their training and daily practice.

For the past 15 years, the AMA’s online ethics journal, Virtual Mentor, has been committed to helping students, residents and physicians make better, more ethical decisions in response to the challenging circumstances of their everyday professional lives. Beginning in February, Virtual Mentor will be known as the AMA Journal of Ethics to better reflect the journal’s subject matter and publishing roots.

With the name change come a refreshed website and an easy-to-read monthly email summary of each issue. Get easy access to a monthly ethics poll and a podcast on ethical issues in medicine with the monthly email alert.

And the MEDLINE-indexed AMA Journal of Ethics is now accepting manuscripts on all medical ethics topics for peer review.

While the journal’s name will be different, the editorial mission remains unchanged: Ethics case commentaries and other articles that offer practical guidance and foster professional reflection.

Medical students and residents drive content, suggesting themes and soliciting articles from ethics experts and experienced physicians.  

The Journal is advertisement-free and open-access, in line with the belief that ethics education for physicians and physicians-to-be is in the public's interest and should be made available without charge.

Watch for more on the new AMA Journal of Ethics at AMA Wire, or subscribe to receive email alerts about each issue.