ISSN 1999-7639 online version



Basic Information

South African Journal of Bioethics and Law is an online, peer–reviewed journal that covers matters related to ethics, law, human rights and related matters for the health professions.

The Journal carries research articles and letters, editorials, clinical practice contributions, personal opinions and other topics related to biomedical law and human rights issues. It also carries related South African health–related news, obituaries and general correspondence.

It aims to provide a platform for the publication of robustly researched and analysed bioethical and legal resource material for application in the health sciences domain.

The journal publishes three issues per year in May, September, and December.

Publication language for Articles, Abstracts and Keywords is English.

Key abbreviated title of the journal is S. Afr. j. bioeth. law.

Indexing Sources

Indexed in:

  • DOAJ
  • AIM
  • AJOL
  • Crossref
  • Sabinet
  • Scopus


Articles are made available Open Access under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0).

Copyright of published material remains in the Authors’ name. This allows authors to use their work for their own non–commercial purposes without seeking permission from the Publisher, subject to properly acknowledging the Journal as the original place of publication.

Authors are free to copy, print and distribute their articles, in full or in part, for teaching activities, and to deposit or include their work in their own personal or institutional database or on–line website.


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