Once a year, Tsantsa, the Journal of the Swiss Anthropological Society, offers guest editors the opportunity to coordinate a Special Issue on a particular topic. By taking up contemporary anthropological debates and approaches, these Special Issues illustrate the current state of research in various fields of the discipline. They provide researchers, students and other interested parties with insights into present research questions in relation to the specific topic of the issue.

Interested scholars can submit their Special Issue proposals throughout the calendar year. It is also possible to submit a completed Special Issue containing the following documents: an introduction into the topic as well as a selection of articles or abstracts.

In September each year, the editorial team assesses the received proposals and invites the selected authors to coordinate the Special Issue as guest editors together with the editorial team. The call for papers is widely distributed in French, German and English. The Special Issue usually includes a thematic introduction written by the guest editors which is followed by 6 to 10 articles. All articles are subject to both an internal and external peer-review.