The Center for Bioethics Creates New Online Journal

by Kathryn Sill, Public Relations Writer

The Center for Bioethics at Cedarville University has created a new peer-reviewed professional journal, “Bioethics in Faith and Practice.” This journal focuses on theoretical and applied health care ethics.

Articles in the new journal are written from a Judeo-Christian perspective, although the publication is open to accepting secular submissions. Dennis Sullivan, M.D., senior editor of the journal and director of the Center for Bioethics, recommends that ethical topics could include reproductive ethics, stem cell research, abortion and research ethics. 

Sullivan is joined on the editorial board by Heather Kuruvilla, Ph.D., professor of biology, as the managing editor.  The editorial advisory board includes nine Cedarville faculty members and six additional scholars (physicians and academics) from other institutions.

“We have been working on this new initiative for a year,” Sullivan said. “This journal is an opportunity to engage the broader discussions in bioethics. Modern medical and biological breakthroughs are raising new ethical challenges for our society, but spiritually informed voices are not being heard. Our journal will help to correct this trend.”

The first issue is scheduled for release on July 15, and the journal will be produced online twice a year. Sullivan’s goal is to have enough submissions so that each issue includes four-six full-length articles as well as a few shorter opinion pieces and book reviews.

Bioethics in Faith and Practice is now accepting submissions. These submissions should focus on topics that are of interest to professionals. Authors are not required to be full-time academic students or faculty of a university. 

To submit an article, visit: and click “Submit Article” on the left-hand side of the screen. For more information Cedarville’s Center for Bioethics, visit:

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.