Call for papers


These calls for papers invite submissions that explore:

  • The effects of bereavement and grief on mental health, with particular emphasis on implications for practice
  • Bereavement support needs and experiences in relation to all aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI)
  • Post-Covid grief, lessons that can be learned, and experiences
  • Grief and bereavement work with under-represented groups in the bereavement field
  • The social contexts of bereavement and the aftermath of death

As well as original research and literature reviews (up to 8000 words) we welcome shorter pieces (1000-2000 words) on issues affecting bereavement care practice, policy, research and the support of bereaved people. These are designed to discuss and reflect on a topic of contemporary relevance in bereavement research, practice or policy and are written in a discursive style.

We also welcome proposals for themed sections edited by guest editors. If interested in guest editing a themed section of Bereavement on one of the above topics or another topic of interest please submit a proposal to the editorial office.

Please see for guidance on preparing your manuscript.

Deadline for submissions for publication in the 2023 Issue is 16th September 2022.


Articles are submitted online via the online submission system:


For informal queries please contact