Thanatology, a complex field that requires the dialogue between different fields of knowledge, is the focal point around which converge disciplines such as History, Anthropology, Sociology, Medicine, Psychology, and others. The Journal is therefore interdisciplinary and open to national and international experiences.
The main section, “Studies and research”, features issues such as: rites and funeral practices; death and dying from a cross-cultural perspective; grief and mourning; cemeteries and funerary policies; representations of illness, body, ageing and death; end-of-life decisions; euthanasia; bioethics; palliative care; socio-cultural and historical perspectives on death. Each issue also includes a section “Classics in Thanatology and the anthropology of Death”, a Glossary and a Reviews section.
The editorial board ensures a wide dissemination of the journal both on paper and online, promoting free access through the major open access platforms. Thanatological studies is recognized by the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research Systems (ANVUR). The journal ensures a high level of scientific quality through a rigorous peer review process.
Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished articles to the section “Studies and research”. Contributions are accepted in four languages (Italian, English, French and Spanish) and should have a total length between 30,000 and 40,000 characters including spaces.
The submission deadline for the seventh issue scheduled for December 2014, is September 15, 2014.
Your manuscript should be sent to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com