Call for Papers: The Emerging Health Care Workforce

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Call for Papers
March 1, 2021 to March 15, 2021
United States
Subject Fields: 
Health and Health Care, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Public Health, Public Policy

World Medical & Health Policy is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that considers the many factors shaping global health. We publish articles employing overlapping disciplines that include health policy and politics, political science, health economics, medical ethics, and public health. The journal’s approach is unified by a thoroughgoing concern with critically examining the contexts within which policy is made, as well as more traditional considerations of processes, outcomes, and influences.

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Call for Papers: The Emerging Health Care Workforce

World Medical & Health Policy is issuing a call for papers for a special issue on “The Emerging Health Care Workforce.” The goal of the issue is to identify challenges and develop ideas for improving policies to better support current health care professionals while rethinking how we train the future health care workforce. In particular, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced new modes of critical thinking about what the world’s health care systems do well--and where they fall short. While much has been written about problems with supply lines and stockpiles, this special issue of World Medical & Health Policy will spotlight research that helps us to understand the role played by the people who deliver health care services themselves, both within the context of the pandemic and beyond. What lessons have we learned about the fragility or durability of global health care professionals and the systems in which they operate? In what ways should we rethink our educational systems insofar as they play a critical role in training those professionals?

The journal invites manuscripts addressing topics in the training of health professionals, including critical analyses of specific policies, institutions, traditions, educational frameworks, interest and pressure groups, and beyond. We especially welcome contributions that meet the Journal’s mission of examining the practical implications of political and policy choices by placing opinions and case studies from practitioners in the field alongside scholarly research articles. Submissions can include original research articles, commentaries, and book reviews that advance empirical, theoretical, methodological or ethical insights into the scholarly inquiries they make. 

250-word Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2021

Daniel Skinner, Editor, World Medical & Health Policy (

Notification of selected abstracts: April 1, 2021

Completed papers due for peer review: August 1, 2021

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