Information for Contributors
Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement is published three times a year in Autumn, Winter and Summer, with a central theme for each issue. Articles are written by academics and clinical practitioners working in all aspects of grief and bereavement.
Previous contributors have included George Bonnanno, Cecilia L. W. Chan, Kenneth J. Doka, John R. Jordan, Ruth Malkinson, Robert Neimeyer, Colin Murray Parkes, Holly G. Prigerson, Simon Shimshon Rubin, Henk Schut, Margaret Stroebe, William Worden, and many more.
Grief Matters welcomes unsolicited submissions, the publication of which is first subject to thematic suitability.
The journal is currently looking for articles relating to grief, loss and bereavement around the following themes:
- Grief and Bereavement Support in a Group Context
- Creative Expressions of Grief
- Companion Animal Loss
- Storied Grief: Grief Narratives
- Traumatic Bereavement
- Death of an Adult Child
- Displacement and Isolation: The Grief of Immigrant, Refugee, and Indigenous Peoples.
These themes are unrestricted and tentatively titled. Grief Matters is open to broad interpretations that sit within the journal's scope. Articles should have an academic or applied focus, be around 3,000 words in length and accompanied by an abstract of approximately 125 words. It is a condition of publication that papers have not previously been published, nor are currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Click here to download the Submission Guidelines. Please note: the Submission Guidelines have changed as of February 2011.
Click here to download the Copyright Agreement form (which must be submitted via post or fax with all articles).
Articles can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email submissions, expressions of interest, and further suggestions for themes to the Journal Production Editor, Natalie Coish, at: email@example.com