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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. Word counts include footnotes.

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 5,000 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 12,000 (or up to 15,000 for exceptional submissions) 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 750 to 1,000 words. Review guidelines are available from the managing editor, Daniel Traceski, [email protected].

Please include a cover letter with your submission including a brief biography, stable contact information, and a sentence or two on how your submission would contribute to the field. Please send submissions to

Edward J. Furton, Editor-in-Chief
The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly
600 Reed Rd., Ste. 102
Broomall, PA 19008

or by e-mail: [email protected].

Detailed guidelines for submission are available at