Call for Papers: New Undergraduate Journal, The Ethical Biologist

Call for Submissions: The Ethical Biologist

Although ‘bioethics’ is often used to describe the application of ethical and moral theories to biological sciences and technology, in its broadest sense, the term ‘bioethics’ refers to the study of the ethics of life.  This interdisciplinary field promises to become increasingly important to all people as technology and science becomes increasingly prevalent in daily life.  The Ethical Biologist is a new peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal based at the University of Connecticut that seeks to highlight new ideas in bioethics.

We are currently accepting submissions for our inaugural issue, to be published in the spring of 2013.  We encourage the submission of pieces that address current issues in bioethics, or that consider the behavioral, biological, environmental, political, legal, or socioeconomic factors that influence bioethical issues.

The journal is completely student-run and student refereed.

Until 11:59 p.m. (EST) on December 16, 2012, we will be accepting:

●      Original Academic Research Papers (2500-3500 words) – Pieces that address a specific area of bioethical study
●      Perspectives (1200 word maximum) – Opinion pieces that analyze a recent development in bioethics
●      Field notes (2000 word maximum) – Journal-style pieces based on relevant personal experience and written with a more personal voice

Please turn in all submissions to uconn.bioethics@gmail.com by December 16, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact us directly.  Our website, which is currently undergoing maintenance, will be available for more information beginning in October.  Visit us at http://www.ethicalbiologist.org.

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