• A forum for international exchange of research data, theories, reports and opinions on bioethics, and the philosophy of medicine and health care
  • Covers history, ethics, anthropology, epistemology, logic, metaphysics and more, as related to health
  • Official journal of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care

Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy: A European Journal is the official journal of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care. It provides a forum for international exchange of research data, theories, reports and opinions on bioethics, and the philosophy of medicine and health care in general. The journal promotes interdisciplinary studies, and stimulates international exchange. Particular attention is paid to developing contributions from all European countries, and to making accessible scientific work and reports on the practice of health care ethics, from all nations, cultures and language areas in Europe.

The journal covers history, ethics, anthropology, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of science and technology, sociology and political science, law, and the philosophy of culture and religion, centered on a common object of reflection: health care, the human effort to deal with disease, illness, death as well as health, well-being and life.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Bert Gordijn,
  • Henk Ten Have
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.45 (2018)
Impact factor
1.390 (2018)
Five year impact factor
48 days
Submission to first decision
169 days
Submission to acceptance
168,273 (2018)
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    • Henk ten Have
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Electronic ISSN
1572-8633
Print ISSN
1386-7423
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