This Journal brings insight into terminal illness; the process of dying, bereavement, mourning, funeral customs, suicide. Fresh, lucid, responsible contributions from knowledgeable professionals in universities, hospitals, clinics, old age homes, suicide prevention centers, funeral directors and others, concerned with thanatology and the impact of death on individuals and the human community.
|Kenneth J. Doka||College of New Rochelle, New York, USA|
|Robert Kastenbaum||Arizona State University, USA|
|Paul A. Metzler||St. Louis, MO, USA|
|David Balk||Brooklyn College, CUNY, USA|
|Sandra L. Bertman, Ph.D.||Mount Ida College, USA|
|Myra Bluebond-Langner||Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA|
|Regina Szylit Bousso||University of Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Albert C. Cain||University of Michigan, USA|
|Lawrence G. Calhoun||University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA|
|Michael Caserta||University of Utah, USA|
|Charles A. Corr||Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville|
|Earl Grollman||Beth El Temple Center, Belmont, MA, USA|
|Bert Hayslip||University of North Texas, USA|
|Nancy Hogan, PhD, RN, FAAN||Loyola University Chicago, USA|
|Dennis Klass||Webster University, St. Louis, MO, USA|
|Dale Lund||California State University, San Bernardino, USA|
|Samuel Marwitt||University of Missouri at St. Louis, USA|
|Nancy Moules, RN, PhD||University of Calgary, Canada|
|Robert A. Neimeyer||University of Memphis, USA|
|C. M. Parkes||The London Hospital, London, England, UK|
|Therese A. Rando||The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Loss, Warwick, RI, USA|
|Virginia Richardson||Ohio State University, USA|
|Louise Rowling||University of Sydney, Australia|
|Simon Shimshon Rubin||University of Haifa, Israel|
|Henk Schut||Utrecht University, Netherlands|
|Heather Servaty-Seib||Purdue University, USA|
|Judith Stillion||Kennesaw State University, Georgia|
|Margaret S. Stroebe||University of Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Avery Weisman||Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA|
|Joachim Wittkowski||University of Würzburg, Germany|
OMEGA – Journal of Death and Dying - Instructions to Authors
Instructions for Authors
Manuscripts can be submitted in APA style to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/omega.
Please refer to the latest Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. A synopsis of this manual is available from the American Psychological Association. http://apa.org/
Originality Authors should note that only original articles are accepted for publication. Submission of a manuscript represents certification on the part of the author(s) that neither the article submitted, nor a version of it has been published, or is being considered for publication elsewhere.
Format Prepare manuscripts according to the latest Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. A synopsis of this manual is available from the American Psychological Association. http://apa.org
Manuscripts Manuscript must be word processed, double-spaced, with wide margins. Paginate consecutively starting with the title page, which should be uploaded as a separate file. The organization of the paper should be indicated by appropriate headings and subheadings. Please be sure to remove all self-identifying information from the manuscript file before submitting. Author information should only be included on the title page.
Style Technical terms specific to a particular discipline should be defined. Write for clear comprehension by readers from a broad spectrum of scholarly and professional backgrounds. Avoid acronyms and footnoting, except for acknowledgments.
Permissions Authors are responsible for all statements made in their manuscript and for obtaining from copyright owners to reprint or adapt a table or figures, or to reprint a quotation of 500 words or more. Authors should write to original author(s) and publisher to request nonexclusive world rights in all languages to use the material in the article and in future editions. Provide copies of all permission and credit lines obtained at the time of manuscript submission.
Manuscript Submission Guidelines:
Manuscript must be word processed using Word or Open Office Writer, double-spaced, with wide margins. Paginate consecutively, starting with the title page.
Title Pages should be uploaded as a separate file and include the follow as is applicable:
• Full article title
• Each author’s complete name and institutional affiliation(s)
• Grant numbers and/or funding information
• Corresponding author (name, address, phone/fax, e-mail)
• Up to five keywords as it should appear if it were to be published.
Abstracts of 100 to 150 words are required to introduce each article.
Most articles are between 5000-7500 words and while we accept long pieces that mandates additional evaluation because of space limitations.
Manuscripts should be saved in a Word .doc or .docx file type. The organization of the paper should be indicated by appropriate headings and subheadings.
Please be sure to remove all self-identifying information from the manuscript file before submitting.
When possible, all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. If this is not possible:
Figures should be referenced in text and appear in numerical sequence starting with Figure 1. Line art must be original "drawings" in black ink proportionate to our page size. Indicate top and bottom of figure where confusion may exist. Labeling should be 8 point type. Clearly identify all figures. Large figures should be drawn on separate pages and their placement within the text indicated by inserting:
*Insert Figure 1 here*
Tables must be cited in text in numerical sequence starting with Table 1. Each table must have a descriptive title. Any footnotes to tables are indicated by superior lower case letters. Large tables should be typed on separate pages and their approximate placement indicated within text by inserting:
*Insert Table 1 here*
Direct questions to Dr. Kenneth J. Doka