RHM (Rhetoric of Health and Medicine) Journal is starting a brand new digital column for graphic medicine! Co-editors J. Blake Scott and Catherine Gouge are now calling for submissions.
They invite your submissions for a new digital, open access journal column dedicated to the intersection of Graphic Medicine and the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (RHM). Submissions will be peer reviewed unless by mutual agreement between the authors and editors, and comics published in the journal will be copyrighted by the University of Florida Press and by Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
Submissions should consist of 1) an original comic and 2) an artist statement, which can accompany or be embedded in the comic (see below). Submissions from scholars at all levels of experience with comic-making are invited—including beginners—and therefore comics need not be polished or drawn/created as a trained artist might create them. Collaborative and cross-disciplinary submissions and submissions of comics related to projects still in development are very welcome. Authors are also encouraged to consider multimodal comics (e.g., including audio).
The column co-editors may sometimes issue more specific calls for types of comic submissions, including those that will allow the column to align with special issues of the journals and to experiment with developing comic versions of concepts, methods, or arguments developed in published rhetoric of health and medicine scholarship. In general, however, submissions can focus on any number of uses for RHM comics, including but not limited to the following:
- testimonials of health/medical experiences
- commentary on historical or contemporary health or medical issues
- health or patient advocacy-oriented comics
- patient or provider education comics
- public health or public health policy comics
- comics about teaching tools, heuristics, or assignments
- representations of ethical concerns or conundrums
- “translational” comics that make rhetorical/RHM work more visible and accessible to other specialized audiences or wider publics
- representations of research findings or write-ups
- comics that represent or explore methodological tools, including
- forms of data collection
- forms of data visualization and/or analysis
- representations of methodological concepts
For more information, the full CFP can be found here: http://medicalrhetoric.com/announcement-and-call-for-submissions-for-graphic-rhm/