Want to get published?

Submitting to us is a great start!

Answer one of the questions in 1000 words or less to help us establish our online blog-style library of Bioethics Briefs! We’re looking to build a robust collection of articles that are easy to understand and enjoyable to read for those within and beyond academia. Approach this task as if you were explaining an ethical dilemma to a friend! 

  • Is utilitarianism the best system to allocate life-sustaining resources in critical care? Why or why not?

  • How has the pandemic deteriorated a conscious focus on equity in health care? Do desperate times really justify desperate measures?

  • Should lockdown protesters who subsequently contract COVID-19 receive less priority in the allocation of scarce medical resources?

  • Should a lack of adherence to social distancing measures be punishable by law? Why or why not?


Accepted papers will be published on, shared on our social media, and included in our newsletter in the coming weeks. 

  • The content of your piece should be no longer than 1000 words. 

  • The paper should read like a commentary.

  • The readability, clarity, cohesiveness, and depth of your writing will be valued. 

  • Any consistent citation style is acceptable, however Vancouver style is preferred. Extensively referenced papers are discouraged. 

  • We encourage submissions from early-career thinkers. Previously written (but not published) essays revised to meet the above criteria are welcome!

How to Submit:
  • Please email your .docx file to 

  • Please submit by May 25th, 2020, 11:59pm EDT. 

Review Procedure: 
  • Submissions will be acknowledged by email within 24 hours. 

  • Two members of the Café Bioethics team will review and notify the sender of whether the paper is accepted or not. 

  • If the paper is accepted, the sender will receive an edited draft in the same email and will be expected to submit another draft within a few days. 

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