Who we are


Welcome to the Asian Bioethics Review! This website features announcements and updates about ABR, as well as news about bioethics in general. Additionally, you can find lots of information about the journal in the menu pages at the top of the webpage.

As an international peer-reviewed academic journal of bioethics, the Asian Bioethics Review provides a forum to express and exchange original ideas on all aspects of bioethics, especially those relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. It promotes multicultural and interdisciplinary studies and will appeal to all working in the fields of healthcare, ethics, law and scientific research. ABR is a quarterly publication available by subscription that includes articles and updates, perspectives and analyses, case reports and student voices, and book reviews and correspondence on a broad range of topics in bioethics. In 2015, ABR was ranked as one of the top 100 bioethics journals in the world.

ABR 170524 BioB Photo De Castro croppedThe journal was established in 2008 at the NUS Centre for Biomedical Ethics (CBmE), under the direction of Professor Alastair V. Campbell, by our founding Editor-in-Chief Leonardo D. de Castro (photo->) and Managing Editor Mrs Sally Campbell. From 2008 until 2016, ABR was published by NUS Press, and issues from that period are still available via a variety of platforms such as Project Muse and ProQuest. Free access to individual articles published until 2016 is provided by the NUS Scholar Bank.

Calvin Ho From the second half of 2016, the Asian Bioethics Review was taken forward by a new editorial team, consisting of Editor-in-Chief Calvin W. L. Ho (<-photo) and Assistant Editor Karel Caals. After an agreement was signed with Springer Nature, our publications since 2017 can be found at www.springer.com/41649. The beginning of 2019 has seen a renewed Editorial Board and since early 2020, Professor Graeme T. Laurie has taken over as Editor-in-Chief. You can find out more about him on our editorial team page, and our contact details are on the contact page.

Last Updated: 18 January 2021, 19:01 GMT+8