Statement of Purpose
Dósis is an online blog and magazine dedicated to exploring the intersection of medical humanities and social justice. The web-only publication offers three issues for 2018 featuring essays, commentary, and reviews clustered around a particular theme. Though comprising only a single year of work, Dósis offers all essays without cost to a reading public.
Who are we? Brandy Schillace, founding editor, is Editor for BMJ’s Medical Humanities journal. The remaining staff come from varied backgrounds, but each of us have a commitment to issues of access.
Our authors and audience? We have endeavored to welcome ideas and opinions from a wide variety of authors from any background, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation or creed. We hope the pieces presented here offer a wider view of some key social justice issues facing medical humanities.
What we offer? We created this platform to provide a space for voices not always heard in academic medical humanities, and further, to bring the discussion beyond the university and into lived experience. While Dósis is only a one-year project, the essays will remain available and archives, and our writers retain copyright and republication rights to all of their content.
Dósis is no longer accepting submissions. However, the three issues will be related, generally, to health and sickness under government administration and gender, women’s bodies, and health. Read Dósis online. Or choose from out thematic issue TOCs.
Dósis considers three types of submissions:
Essays are between 1000-1500 words in length and grounded in the writer’s area of scholarly expertise, work in the field, or experience as an activist. Essays may also be in conversation or interview format with a scholar or practitioner.
Commentary pieces are 300-500 words in length and are more informal opinion pieces that speak to current events and the issue’s specific theme. Commentary may also be reflection on an event such as a conference session or public lecture that is relevant to the issue’s focus.
Reviews are expected to be 500-750 words in length, providing an overview of the work, its goals, and the reviewer’s estimation of its success.