Monash Bioethics Review

Published by the Monash Bioethics Centre, Monash Bioethics Review is Australia’s oldest peer reviewed bioethics journal. Each issue contains several original articles by leading commentators on bioethics. Also included is an Ethics Committee Supplement, featuring original articles and news items on issues of particular interest to members of human research ethics committees. In addition, there are book reviews, news on scientific and legal developments relevant to bioethics, and an Ethics Committee Reflection. Symposia on current bioethical issues are also a regular feature of the journal. Monash Bioethics Review has a wide readership which includes bioethicists, medical practitioners, medical researchers, and ethics committee members.

Monash Bioethics Review is published both online and in print by Monash University Publishing. For details please see To browse the first online issue, 28:1, (free of charge), please see


Monash Bioethics Review is edited by Assoc. Prof. Justin Oakley and Prof. Michael Selgelid.

Publication details

eISSN 1836-6716; ISSN 1321-2753

Volume 31 is published in 2013, and comprises two issues.

In Monash Bioethics Review 31, no. 1, March 2013:

Julian Savulescu and Robert Sparrow, ‘Making Better Babies: Pro and Con’

Mirko D. Garasic, ‘In Defence of Male Circumcision’

Ethics Committee Supplement:

Susan M. Webster and Meredith Temple-Smith, ‘The Red Tape Waltz: Where multi-centre ethical and research governance review can step on the toes of good research practice’

Ian Pieper and Colin J.H. Thomson, ‘Justice in Human Research Ethics: A conceptual and practical guide’

In Monash Bioethics Review 31, no. 2, September 2013:

Mark Rankin, ‘Can One be Two? A Synopsis of the Twinning and Personhood Debate’

Michele Loi, ‘Why Post-natal Abortion throws the Baby Out with the Bath Water’

Jonathan D. Moreno, ‘Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military’


Contributions of original articles for consideration for publication in  Monash Bioethics Review are welcome, and should be submitted to the editors via:


Subscriptions can be ordered via the MBR subscriptions page.
Please contact Evie Kendal if you have any queries.

Contact Us
Centre for Human Bioethics
Building 11
Monash University VIC 3800
Tel: +61 3 990 54279.
Fax: +61 3 990 53279.

Back issues

Please contact Evie Kendal to order back issues.

Here are tables of contents and an order form for some recent issues:

Table of Contents with Abstracts Order Form
July 2008 – 27:3 July 2008 – 27:3
January & April 2008 – 27:1,2 January & April 2008 – 27:1,2
October 2007 – 26:4 October 2007 – 26:4
July 2007 – 26:3 July 2007 – 26:3
  January & April 2007 – 26:1,2
  October 2006 – 25:4
  July 2006 – 25:3
April 2006 – 25:2 April 2006 – 25:2
January 2006 – 25:1 January 2006 – 25:1
October 2005 – 24:4 October 2005 – 24:4
July 2005 – 24:3 July 2005 – 24:3
April 2005 – 24:2 April 2005 – 24:2
Jan. 2005 – 24:1 Jan. 2005 – 24:1
Oct. 2004 – 23:4

Other back issues of Monash Bioethics Review, and its predecessor Bioethics News, are also available from the Centre.

Please note that special subscription arrangements applied for Volume 29 which was published during 2010 and 2011. For full details, please see: