About the Journal

The Asia Pacific Journal of Health Law & Ethics (ISSN 2635-4063) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published by the Ewha Institute for Biomedical Law & Ethics (EIBLE), at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The journal was initially published under the title Biomedical Law & Ethics (ISSN 1976-3727) in 2007, with its sister journal Bioethics Policy Studies (생명윤리정책연구, 1976-3719) written in Korean. In concert with sustained efforts to engage a more international audience and digitize the journal’s content and form, the Asia Pacific Journal of Health Law & Ethics was created by combining both publications to create an English-language journal and online periodical to tackle today's most pressing biomedical issues and concerns.

The journal focuses on legal, ethical, and social debates arising in the areas of life science and healthcare in the Asia-Pacific region.The journal's vision is to encompass a plethora of healthcare issues, such as the ethical considerations of palliative care, data privacy and protection standards in healthcare, access to reproductive rights, and legal regulations of pharmaceutical drugs, especially essential medicines.

The Asia Pacific Journal of Health Law & Ethics is an open access journal, and is also archived by major databases including EBSCO host, Hein Online, Westlaw Asia and Kyobo Scholar. Our readership includes scholars in diverse fields, as well as medical professionals, researchers, and policy makers.