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The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly


The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly invites submissions on any topic in the field of bioethics. Electronic submissions (by e-mail attachment) are preferred, and submissions sent by surface mail should include the work on a CD. Material submitted to the NCBQ should not be submitted elsewhere. All material must be original scholarship and cannot have appeared in another publication. Please reference previous discussions of similar topics in our journal.

Colloquy: Letters to the editor are invited on matters discussed in the NCBQ and on topics of general interest to Catholic bioethics.

Essays: Short notices of approximately 2,000 to 4,000 words, these should touch on contemporary issues in bioethics in such fields as law, politics, education, morality, nursing, medicine, religion, science, and other areas of human endeavor.

Articles: Full-length studies of 5,000 to 15,000 words on particular subjects, these should be major contributions to the field of bioethics.

Case Studies: We seek case studies from physicians, nurses, health care workers, lawyers, clergy, and others who have experience of particular cases that exemplify larger concerns in the field of bioethics. When necessary, names and identities should be altered to preserve confidentiality. Length may vary.

Book Reviews: Book reviews run from 1,500 to 2,000 words. Review guidelines are available from the editor.

All submissions should be sent to the editor. Please include a brief biography.

Edward J. Furton, Editor-in-Chief
The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly
6399 Drexel Road
Philadelphia, PA 19151-2511

[email protected]

Detailed guidelines for manuscript preparation are available online:

Guideliines for Manuscript Preparation