Call for Photo Essay Proposals

by Pierce Salguero

Asian Medicine: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine is accepting proposals for photo essays.

Our photo essays include: 1) 10-20 high-quality images with descriptive captions and complete source information, and 2) a non-peer reviewed essay (1000-5000 words) contextualizing the photographs and highlighting their significance for current trends of inquiry in our field. This essay can be written by the photographer or by an invited scholar or collaborator.

The photographs may be contemporary images taken as part of the photographer’s research, or archival materials (permission to reproduce required before submission). Please consult the mission statement below to determine whether the proposed essay fits within the journal’s scope.

Proposals should include: 5-10 sample images (as a single PDF); a one-page description of the theme of the essay and the importance of the images to the field; and complete contact information.

Please email proposals to us at


Mission Statement

Asian Medicine: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine is a multidisciplinary journal aimed at researchers and practitioners of Asian medicine worldwide. It makes available in a single publication academic essays that explore the historical, anthropological, sociological, and philological dimensions of Asian medicine, as well as practice reports from clinicians based in and outside Asia. With the recent upsurge of interest in non-Western alternative approaches to health care, Asian Medicine will be of relevance to those studying the modifications and adaptations of traditional medical systems on their journey to non-Asian settings. It will also be relevant to those who wish to learn more about the traditional background and practice of Asian medical modalities within their countries of origin. On account of its appeal to scholars from a range of academic backgrounds (such as history, philology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology) as well as to practitioners based in Asia and in medical institutions and alternative health care worldwide, this journal constitutes a unique resource for both scholarly and clinically focused institutions.