Call for Contributors
Small World Press Academic Monograph Series
Studies on Healthcare: Japan and the United States
Both Japan and the United States are suffering from increasing
healthcare expenses because of their aging populations, of impressive improvements in medical technology, and of patients’ high expectations for advanced medical science. Curbing increasing healthcare expenses is a major problem common to both countries.
On the other hand, in fields in which medical science and ethics are
closely related such as organ transplantation, there is a significant cultural difference between Japan and the United States. Another contrast can be found in the fact that, unlike Japan and other developed countries, the United States does not have a universal health insurance system.
Information technology has been playing a significant role in healthcare. The information revolution is affecting medical science, both in Japan and the United States, as demonstrated by advances in telemedicine.
In this monograph series, we use “healthcare” in its broadest sense.
Studies on healthcare include papers on medical science, medical
security, health insurance, the philosophy of healthcare, and many other fields. These may be analyzed from perspectives of history, literature, sociology, public policy, political science, economics, or other academic disciplines. Ideal monographs are comparative studies of Japanese and US healthcare. As this may be challenging, we welcome critical monographs, both theoretical and narrative, analyzing Japanese or US healthcare. From the monographs published in this series, we will select the best ones, and ask the authors to revise their work so that we can compile a quality academic book.
+When you submit your monograph, we will pass it on to reviewers. When we receive a favorable review, we will publish it immediately. There is no word limit, but 7,000 to 12,000 words (including notes) is highly recommended.
+We will review your monograph as soon as you submit it. The final
deadline for your submission will be May 2006.
If you wish to take part in this project, please send me the following:
1. Your CV
2. The title of your monograph and a synopsis (100-300 words)
Please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Yone Sugita, Osaka University of Foreign Studies)
Osaka University of Foreign Studies
Osaka, Japan 562-8558
email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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