About the Journal

The journal is hosted by the Bioethics Program at the School of Public Health of the Université de Montréal (ÉSPUM), in collaboration with Université de Montréal Libraries and the non-profit consortium Érudit, and is supported by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Érudit and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN).

The journal publishes under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (Sherpa-Romeo)
ISSN: 2561-4665; DOI: 10.7202/bioethics

Formerly published as BioéthiqueOnline (archives 2012-2017), BO remains the social media arm of the journal (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn).


The CJB’s statistics are presented here for the sake of transparency but also to support and promote a wider array of publication criteria than impact factor.

  • Production time: First editorial decision for articles in 45 days, rejection in 4 months, acceptance and subsequent publication in less than 1 year
  • Acceptance rate = 48% (peer-review = 43.5%), Rejection rate = 27% (peer-review = 32%)
  • Publications: 50-70 manuscripts/year, 60% of which are peer-reviewed
  • Circulation: 30,000 visits annually to the website, 120,000 downloads, with visitors primarily from North America and Europe
  • Citations: h-index = 15, i10-index = 17, Scopus CiteScore 2022 = 0.7, SJR 2022 = 0.18

Publishing Schedule

The journal publishes 4 issues per year, with a mix of Open Issues and Special (Thematic) issues.