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Illness, Crisis & Loss

Illness, Crisis & Loss

eISSN: 15526968 | ISSN: 10541373 | Current volume: 28 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
Illness, Crisis & Loss is a premier refereed and international journal. It furthers an understanding and knowledge of the social scientific, psychosocial and ethical issues associated with life-threatening illness, traumatic human crises, grief, and loss. The broad and unique focus of the journal makes it relevant to a wide range of social scientists, qualitative and quantitative researchers as well as students, grief counselors, therapists, social workers, thanatologists, physicians and nurses, medical ethicists, and anyone else who works with people in crisis situations across the world. The journal is famed for its interdisciplinary and global focus.

Illness, Crisis and Loss evaluates the processes of illness and loss on the one hand, and analyses what we understand by ‘dying’ and ‘bereavement’ and loss on the other hand. Illness, Crisis & Loss publishes original peer-reviewed articles and book reviews on social science, psychological and ethical issues associated with life-threatening illnesses, traumatic human and organizational crises, grief, and loss.

Through refereed articles and book reviews, you will also discover the latest cutting- edge research on ethical, theoretical, methodological, social scientific and psychosocial issues from those working on the frontline and in researchers documenting the narratives of people who gave gone through processes of illness, crisis and loss from across the globe.

Jason L. Powell Staffordshire University, UK
Associate Editor
Paul Taylor University of Chester, UK
Editorial Board
Fereshteh Ahmadi University of Gävle, Sweden
Gavin J. Andrews McMaster University, Canada
Carrie Arnold Kings University College, Canada
Robert Bendiksen Former ICL Editor, University of Wisconsin—La Crosse, USA
Ivy Lynn Bourgeault University of Ottawa, Canada
Mike Brennan Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom
Cecilia Chan University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Elizabeth J. Clark ICL Founding Editor, National Association of Social Workers, Washington, D.C., USA
Inge B. Corless Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Gerry R. Cox Former ICL Editor, University of Wisconsin—La Crosse, USA
Jodie Croxall Swansea University, UK
Ian Cummins University of Salford, UK
Fiona Cust Staffordshire University, UK
Kenneth J. Doka College of New Rochelle, New York, USA
Cemil Egeli University of Chester, UK
Arthur Frank University of Calgary, Canada
Timothy Gongaware Former ICL Editor, University of Wisconsin—La Crosse, USA
Connie Holden The Conversation Project in Boulder County, USA
June Keeling University Keele, UK
Allan Kellehear University of Bradford, UK
Janice Winchester Nadeau Minnesota Human Development Resources, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Mary Alice Varga University of West Georgia, USA
Azrini Wahidin University of Warwick, UK
Jackie Watts The Open University, UK
Patricia L. Wright The University of Scranton, USA
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  • Illness, Crisis & Loss - Instructions to Authors

    Originality: 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.

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    Format: Please limit the word count to 5000-6000 words, including references. Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). The manual is available from the American Psychological Society.

    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.

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