The South African Journal of Bioethics and Law is a bi-annual journal for health professionals dealing with bioethics, law, human rights and related topics. A call for papers:The SAJBL is a key new journal that is dedicated to discussions of significant and critical issues surrounding the application of bioethics, health law and human rights in clinical practice, health policy and regulation and research. The journal will be an electronic one that will be issued twice a year. The editors welcome submissions from authors under the following headings: Empirical Ethics, Clinical Ethics, Health Policy and Law, Case Studies, and Review Articles. Cross-disciplinary debate is encouraged in order to increase the understanding of the complex ethical issues challenging consumers and providers of health care.