The journal editors, Brandy Schillace and Atwood Gaines, are calling for proposals for a special issue to appear next June on anthropologies of clinical training in the 21st century (PDF).
A special issue includes the guest editor(s)’ introduction, peer-reviewed articles and a final commentary that reflects on the pieces included.
According to the editors:
It may perhaps come as a surprise that the editorial staff did not originally plan to release a special issue each June. Rather, these issues have grown somewhat organically into a feature of the journal, and have earned their proper place in the yearly cycle. Special Issues have a useful and informative function for Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry and for studies in anthropology, psychiatry and medicine more generally. They allow us to more deeply engage a subject than is possible with single articles and indicate their relevance beyond the indentified topic.