Information for Contributors

Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement is published three times a year 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 in medical settings
  • Translation of bereavement research into nonfinite loss
  • Grief and the death of public figures
  • Global grief and loss issues
  • Grief of missing persons
  • Creative expressions of grief
  • Companion animal loss
  • Storied grief: Grief narratives
  • Death of a child or adolescent
  • Death of an adult child
  • Gender and grief
  • Violent and multiple deaths
  • Death of a parent: Reflections on ageing
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.

Please email submissions, expressions of interest, and further suggestions for themes to the Journal Production Editor.

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The following forms must be completed and submitted with all articles:
Submission Guidelines
(Adobe PDF File)
Copyright Agreement
(Microsoft Word Document)
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