The AMA Journal of Ethics invites unpublished, original submissions in any visual medium that explores ethical dimensions of health or health care.

Submission Instructions

Submissions must include the artist’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and a 2- to 3-sentence biosketch on a cover page. Art objects should be submitted to the journal's online system.

Within each submission, each art object must include (1) a title, (2) a brief summary description—no longer than 25 words—that clarifies each art object’s connections to ethics, and (3) an 1800 x 900 px cropped version of your work or some part of your work, which we will use to display and publicize your contribution.

Media Requirements

Images (photographs, graphics, cartoons, drawings, paintings) in jpg format are preferred (no larger than 450 px wide x 300 px height) and might be sized to fit per our design needs. Please include artists’ names on each image. If an image will lose clarity or readability due to resizing, it might be featured as a link to open in a new window on the journal site.

For live action or animated short films, acceptable video file formats (.mov, .wmv, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4, or .avi) must be no more than 10 MB and 5 minutes long with minimum dimensions of 320 pixels wide by 240 pixels deep. Videos must be viewable in QuickTime or Windows. Multiple video files should be numbered in the order in which artists intend them to be viewed.

Art objects must contain only de-identified information about patients, patients’ loved ones, or colleagues. Representations of all persons in artwork must be anonymized. Artists retain copyright of their original artwork and must grant permission for the work to be published in the AMA Journal of Ethics; this permission must be given by signature for unrestricted use in all versions of the AMA Journal of Ethics.