JME Guidelines


The Journal of Jewish Medical Ethics (JME) is an English language periodical edited by Prof. Shimon Glick, M.D. (Editor in Chief); Prof. Arthur I. Eidelman, M.D.; Rabbi David Fink, Ph.D.; and Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Halperin, M.D. and published by the Dr. Falk Schlesinger Institute for Medical-Halachic Research at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.

The journal’s focus is the practice of medicine, medical ethics and their relationship to Jewish law (halacha). JME has published articles pertaining both to historical issues and contemporary controversies such as: Definition of Death, the Metzitza b'Peh Controversy, In-Vitro Fertilization, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, AIDS, Euthanasia and the Care of the Dying Patient.

Our aim is to acquaint professionals (medical practitioners, academics and rabbis) and the public with the important interaction between medicine, ethics and halacha, and to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas.


Guidelines for Article Submission:

1.               Authorship: anyone may submit work to JME, in accord with the following guidelines. Please attach the following information to any submission: Name(s) and Title(s) of author(s) and a short bio for each author.

2.               Subject guideline: articles submitted should deal with or have significance and implications for the practice of medicine and/or medical ethics as they relate to Jewish law (halacha). They may be reviews, reports of original research, or opinion pieces. Historical reviews are also welcome.

3.               Articles should be in English: citations should be translated; non-Roman alphabets should be transliterated.

4.               Originality: by submitting a paper the author is attesting that the work has not been published previously elsewhere, nor has it been submitted concurrently to another publication.

5.               All papers are reviewed prior to acceptance and editing.

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