Some case presentations are published in the American Journal of Bioethics as part of a twice-yearly series “Challenging Cases in Research Ethics Consultation.”
The case presenter drafts a summary of the ethics case (500 words). This summary is sent to the editors of the series (Liza-Marie Johnson and Ben Wilfond) for review and edits. Published case summaries do not make specific mention of where the consultation took place, the requestor’s name, or full details.
The summary is then circulated to the larger group in order to solicit three commentaries (800-1200 words). The case presenter (and often the consult requestor) routinely submits one of the commentaries.