Ethics & Medicine will enter a new era of publication with the next issue, 36:3.
Founded almost four decades ago in Edinburgh, Scotland, by Nigel M. de S. Cameron, the
journal is one of the longest running journals in the field. It has been my honor and
privilege to edit the journal for more than half of its existence. Both Nigel and I have
benefited in innumerable ways from our association with the members of the Editorial
Advisory Board and regular contributors to the journal. For those individuals, and
their enormous contributions, we are most grateful.
The new editor, I am happy to report, is the formidable Michael J. Sleasman,
PhD, Associate Professor of Bioethics and the Director of Bioethics Degree Program
at Trinity Graduate School, Trinity International University in Chicago, Illinois.
Professor Sleasman previously served for twelve years as the Managing Director and
Research Scholar for The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity (CBHD), well known
to most readers of Ethics & Medicine. Professor Sleasman has been a colleague and
friend and will do an outstanding job.
Under its new editorship, Ethics & Medicine will continue to be a peer-review
journal. Trinity Graduate School, a fully accredited academic institution will assume
publication of the journal under the highest standards of editorial ethics. In addition,
readers can expect a more robust online service at www.ethicsandmedicine.com.
On a very personal note, I would like to thank the editorial team of Ethics
& Medicine for their support of the current editor’s work. Carol Marlin has done
extraordinary work as our managing editor, persistently, but graciously trying to keep
the journal on schedule, though not always finding a cooperative editor. Lillie Salazar
has been a trouper—and, before her, Abby Wills and a list of other editorial assistants
too long to mention—balancing her own degree work with following up with peer
reviewers and preparing copy, following up with peer reviewers and preparing copy,
and following up with peer reviewers and preparing copy, ad infinitum. The work of
the journal would have come to a halt were it not for them.
As the only international journal I know of that is committed to the revival and
cultivation of Christian Hippocratism, Ethics & Medicine continues to occupy a niche
that is hugely underdeveloped and in need of additional voices. May her witness be
Cite as: C. Ben Mitchell, “A New Chapter for Ethics & Medicine,” Ethics & Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics 36, no. 2 (2020): 69.