We would like to invite students and established scholars to submit Op-ed and other writings to our on-line journal, BeOnline® Journal of the West African Bioethics Training Program (WAB). You can see our first issue here

It has received thousands of unique visitors and is now indexed on PubMed Central thereby giving contributors lots of on-line presence and impact. To contribute, please visit:

In brief, BeOnline® Journal of the West African Bioethics Training Program seeks to increase the contribution of African bioethicists to the international discourse on bioethics and increase discussions about bioethics issues as they relate to Africa. It mobilizes research that speaks to a range of scholars in bioethics and welcomes supplemental submissions from the fields of public health, political communication, sociology, political science, law, communications, media, literature, philosophy and history. Given that bioethical issues arise at all levels of society, the journal encourages multi-disciplinary debate on such issues and aims to shed light on research ethics concerns.

While BeOnline Journal embraces submissions across a range of research perspectives, it especially encourages work that employs empirical research methods to enhance critical understandings of bioethical theory and practice. BeOnline Journal seeks innovative, creative perspectives and forms of writing, and welcomes new challenges.

The journal welcomes the following types of submissions;
(1) Full research articles incorporating substantive findings and promoting critical scholarship. BeOnline Journal is especially open to articles that encourage or incorporate new ways of thinking about theory, research policy, and practice in health care. Because we publish online, there is no page limitation.

(2) Full length conceptual essays and diverse literary forms of writing in relating to bioethics

(2) Short theoretical essays addressing current issues, topics, and debates.

(3) Media Review Articles/Book Reviews.

The journal will also publish occasional special issues devoted to a particular theme or topic. Papers are accepted in either English or French, Times New Roman font, size 12 and formatted in NEJM style. They should not have been published already, nor be currently under consideration elsewhere.

The journal will take advantage of recent developments in information technology not only to enhance communication but also to improve the development, acceptance, review and publication of the manuscripts.