The Asian Bioethics Review is taking a new start with a new publisher and a new editorial team.
We are pleased to announce that Springer Nature is now publishing ABR on behalf of the NUS Centre for Biomedical Ethics! Thanks to Springer Nature’s policy on new and transition journals, our Journal will be freely accessible for the next two years in 2017 and 2018! However, because we are in the midst of transition to our new publisher, please be informed that there will be a delay in the release of our next three issues (March, June and September), but we expect to be back on track for the timely release of our December issue 2017.
We are sorry to announce that Senior Research Fellow Leonardo de Castro, our Editor-in-Chief, has since moved on from our Centre and has retired from his position at ABR. He is now located at the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines.
Mrs Sally Campbell, our Managing Editor, has also since retired from her position here at the Journal. However, she continues to give advice and direction to the new ABR Team.
Under their nearly decade-long leadership, ABR has become one of the most visible scholarly publications in the region and among the most cited journals on bioethics internationally. Despite these changes, ABR remains the flagship publication of the Centre. Thank you both so much for your years of contribution, dedication, as well as wisdom and direction!
New Editorial Team
However, we are proud to announce new appointments in the ABR Team!
Dr Calvin Wai-Loon Ho has been appointed as ABR’s new Editor-in-Chief! He is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) and holds a doctorate in juridical science from Cornell University (New York), and was also trained in law at NUS and University of Cambridge (England). In addition, he read sociology and economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). Calvin is qualified as Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, and as Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He has practiced law in London and Singapore, and serves as an Assistant Director with the Legal Aid Bureau (Ministry of Law), and a member of the Singapore Nursing Board. Prior to his current appointment, he was Senior Research Associate (from October 2001 to May 2011) with the Bioethics Advisory Committee, an expert body appointed by the government of Singapore to provide advice and recommendations on human biomedical research.
Calvin is also Co-Head of the World Health Organization Collaborator Centre on Bioethics in Singapore, and Co-Head of the Accountability Policy Task Team of the Global Alliance for Genomics & Health. He is an Ethics Board member of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), a member of the Medicines in Health Systems thematic working group of Health Systems Global, and a Research Associate with The Ethox Centre, University of Oxford. In addition, Calvin is a member of the National Transplant Ethics Panel and advisory committees on genetic testing and transplantation of the Ministry of Health, and serves as a member of the Bioethics Committee of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, and a member of the Paediatric Ethics and Advocacy Centre, National University Hospital.
Ms Rachel Teo is the new Assistant Editor of ABR! She is a Research Associate at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at CBmE and is currently involved in conducting research on a number of different projects relating to global health, professionalism in medical schools, and digital professionalism in social media. Rachel manages the day-to-day administration of the Journal, as well as the Journal’s social media and online presence.
Here is to many more issues of ABR!