Focus and Scope

Acta Bioethica is a biannual publication by the Interdisciplinary Center for Studies in Bioethics of the University of Chile (ISSN 0717-5906, press edition, y 1726-569-X, electronic edition), which publishes in three languages: Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Indexed in Science Citation Index (SCI), Scopus, Lilacs, SciELO y Latindex, and in database from several Institutions; it constitutes a pluralistic source of perspectives and an important tribune which accepts the contributions of authors compromised with the interdisciplinary study of ethical determinants and consequences of techno scientific research.

The journal edits a main topic per issue, with articles asked by an invited editor (specialist in the topic chosen), and it also includes a section of articles not solicited of various nature (interfaces), reviews of recent bioethical publications and other significant documents for the inter discipline. It also counts with an International Advisory Committee and a system of arbitration of manuscripts based on peer review.

The journal is published on HTML and PDF format in SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) and in PDF in the web site for journals of the University of Chile.

 

Section Policies

Preamble

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Especial Document

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Editorial

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Presentation

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Introduction

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Original

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Ethics of biomedical publications

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Interfaces

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Bioethics training program

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Collectanea

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Documents

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Book reviews

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Publications

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Supplements

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Peer Review Process

Acta Bioethica publishes studies and review articles about topics of bioethics, such is, ethical problems and dilemmas derived from techno scientific breakthroughs in contemporary society, be in scientific research, biomedicine, law, public health or other fields. It is addressed to professionals, researchers and academics from each specialty, even though it does not exclude public specially interested.

Every issue addresses a bioethics monographic topic, including other articles of varied topics related to the field as well (interfaces).

Authors submit their articles spontaneously or by editorial request, and these are submitted to review by a committee constituted to this effect. The time frame to publish the articles accepted is subjected to the availability of each section and the opportunity in relation to the correspondent monographies.

 

Open Access Policy

Acta Bioethica provides immediate free access to its content under the principle that making available research to public in a free way supports greater exchange for global knowledge.

 

Archiving

Acta Bioethica uses LOCKSS system to create an archive distributed among participant libraries, allowing to such libraries to create journal permanent archives with the goal of preservation and restoration.  Widening information

 

Ethics norms and practice

Acta Bioethica compromises with academic community and publishes only studies that fulfill the highest quality standards. It is for this reason that it is expected that all persons who participate publishing follow ethical norms and behavior here mentioned.

Editors:

1. They are responsible for everything published in the journal.

2. The must maintain confidentiality about documents received.

3. They must evaluate documents in an objective way.

4. They must detect and correct errors in documents received. 

5. They must remind reviewers that their work is impartial.

6. They must do all efforts so that the publication fulfills the highest quality standards.

Authors:

1. They must submit original documents with a high academic relevance.

2. The studies submitted must contain all respective citations. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.

3. They must notify editors of any error found in their studies.

4. They must notify editors whether they have received help from some benefactor to carry out their studies.

5. They are responsible for all the content of their documents.

Reviewers:

1. They must maintain confidentiality about their work.

2. They must evaluate in an objective way the documents submitted.

3. They must notify editors about any problem found in the documents submitted.