The journal is a collaborative endeavour between the Bioethics Program and the Bioethics Student Association (AÉBiUM) at the School of Public Health of the Université de Montréal; it uses a completely online platform to bring together scholarly and professional resources to help foster the development of a robust, collaborative and bilingual bioethics community in Montreal and across Quebec, but also more generally in Canada and internationally.

The journal is supported by from grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the non-profit publisher Érudit and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN).

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