Das (englischsprachige) Themenheft 12/2 (Juni 2017) trägt den Titel "Structuring Doctoral Education", Herausgeber/innen sind Alexandra Bitusikova, Lucy Johnston, Brigitte Lehmann, Rebekah Smith McGloin & Lucas Zinner, aus deren Editorial hier zusammenfassend zitiert sei:
"The aim of this issue is to contribute to the research discourse on the impact of structuring and thus professionalizing doctoral education at all levels. [...] The papers submitted showcase a limited number of specific initiatives in their early stages. They are case-study examples of new approaches to doctoral educa-tion. As such they make a small contribution to our understanding of a complex and changing picture which is shaped and re-shaped at an institutional, national and international level by changing policy imperatives, goals, objectives, stakeholders and players."