Journal of Buddhist Ethics

An online journal of Buddhist scholarship related to ethics.

Welcome to the Journal of Buddhist Ethics

The Journal of Buddhist Ethics is the first academic journal dedicated entirely to Buddhist ethics. We promote the study of Buddhist ethics through the publication of research and book reviews and by hosting occasional online conferences.  Our subject matter includes:

  • Vinaya and Jurisprudence
  • Medical Ethics
  • Philosophical Ethics
  • Human Rights
  • Ethics and Psychology
  • Ecology and the Environment
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Cross-cultural Ethics
  • Ethics and Anthropology
  • Interfaith Dialogue on Ethics

We welcome submissions from scholars of all disciplines. We also welcome comments on published articles. To make a comment, click on the green bar in which you will find the “headline” for the article. Your comment will be sent to an editor before being posted.


The ten most recent articles and reviews are listed in the left sidebar. You can search for particular topics using the search box in the right sidebar, or by clicking on any of the topics in the “tag cloud.” You can also browse through JBE articles and reviews year-by-year in the “archives” in the right sidebar.