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The Journal of the CIEM-French Society of Thanatology

The journal ÉTUDES SUR LA MORT is transdisciplinary. It is a 2 issues/year journal. It publishes original articles, research results and case studies in the fields of Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, History, Medicine and all the related sciences that make up Thanatology. Since 1967, the Society of Thanatology has published its journal (formerly Bulletin of the Society of Thanatology) on average twice a year. ÉTUDES SUR LA MORT is indexed on SJR (SCImago Journal Rank), Scopus (Data base-Elsevier) and Cairn.


You can send your article by email to bacque@nullunistra.fr .

Articles are between 24,000 and 40,000 characters (spaces included). They can be sent throughout the year and correspond to a theme announced or not.

On a cover page, the authors write their surname, first name, position, institution and address, as well as their e-mail address.

The first page contains only the title of the article (no more than 40 characters including spaces).

The title will be as brief and precise as possible. The title is also translated into English. The shorter the title, the more stimulating it is. It avoids implicit or double meaning terms.

The second page includes abstracts in French and English (maximum 500 characters) and keywords in French and English (maximum 5).

Articles will be typed double-spaced in 12-point font (1500 signs/page).

Articles will not exceed 25 typed pages (37,500 characters, rounded up to 40,000). After a short introduction, the text will be divided into chapters, themselves subdivided by subtitles in UPPERCASE for ease of reading.

SUBTITLES: large “cupboards” of indigestible prose will never be left. Subtitles should be short and explicit. They will be stimulating.

SUMMARIES: give the overall tone and conceptual advances of the article. They should be clearly accessible to any reader. No abbreviations in the abstract and no references.


Five is a maximum.

They form a mix of the concepts and specialties deployed in the text.

A maximum of these keywords will be used in the first two sentences of the text.

The headings will also use some of the key words.



Succinct, without intertitles.


Articulating the intertitles, it’s a true synthesis of the work published on the subject.


This section applies to clinical or ethnological studies. It is descriptive and allows the reader to understand the experience or immersion. In the end, the reader may be able to reproduce the experience. The tools (methods, inventories, interview guides) are detailed and referenced. The conditions of the experience are specified.


Use intertitles please!


This is the most important part. It reports the results best highlighted by the article. It limits the interpretation but insists on the new results related to the previous state of the article. It proposes new research directions and postulates to focus on future projects and/or theories.


Any quotation made in the manuscript must be referenced at the end and vice versa.

Write at least the names of the first six authors and the d.o.i when it exists.

There may also be a sitiology.

All references are written in APA mode.


Each article is first read by the editorial board and may already be subject to requests for corrections if it does not comply with the recommendations to the authors. Then it is sent for a blind expertise to two referees who give their opinion within three weeks.

If you are asked to make changes, we send you the expert opinions by e-mail and ask you to make the corrections within two weeks. A new opinion of the experts is requested, then, depending on their agreement, your article is sent to the editorial secretariat of the editions “des soixante” by the editor-in-chief.


For us to be able to process your text in the best possible way, it is essential that you send it to us in the simplest possible form: a word file.

The entire article will be written in the same font and size. Titles and proper names will remain in lower case. Only the first letter of a proper name will be capitalized.

-NOTES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE, do not use the automatic call for notes that exists in your layout software. To create a note, simply write the number of the note directly after the word concerned and go to the end of your document, in a section that you call “Notes” to write the text of the note, preceded by the same number. When composing, the notes will be placed at the bottom of the page.

You are asked to limit the number of notes, as this makes the text considerably heavier. Use only five or six notes and a maximum of ten per article.

Don’t forget to disable the hypertext links (appearing underlined) which, on a computer page, allow you to link directly to a web page.

-STANDARDS FOR WRITING REFERENCES. Each bibliographic reference will be written according to APA standards in the following order:

Articles: Author’s name (lower case with uppercase initial), followed by a comma, then the initial of the author’s first name in upper case followed by a period (and so on for other authors). (Year of publication in brackets), title of the article, in title of the work (or title of the journal) in italics, volume, (number), start and end page.

Examples : Hintermeyer, P. (2017). Successes and limitations of euthanasia. Le développement d’un militantisme de la mort, Études sur la mort, n° 55, p.53-62.

-Boelen, P.A., Lenferink, L.I.M., Nickerson, A., Smid, G.E., (2018) Evaluation of the factor structure, prevalence, and validity of disturbed grief in DSM-5 and ICD-11. J. Affect.Disord. 240, 79–87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.07.041.

Books and Chapters : Author’s name (lower case with uppercase initial), followed by the initial of his or her first name in uppercase followed by a period (and so on for the other authors). (Year of publication in brackets), title of the article, in title of the work (or title of the journal) in italics, City of publication, country of Publication: Publisher, volume, (number), start page-end page.

Examples : Freud, S. (1939). L’homme Moïse et la religion monothéiste, Paris, France: Gallimard, 1986.

– Freud, S. (1969). Les théories sexuelles infantiles, in La vie sexuelle, Paris, France: PUF, p. 24-44.

-Breitbart, W. S. (Ed.). (2016). Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy in the Cancer Setting: Finding Meaning and Hope in the Face of Suffering. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

The bibliographical references in the body of the text will be called up as follows: (Freud, 1969).

Do not put any space between the quotation marks and the words surrounding them, none between a ; : ? and the word preceding it : the necessary spaces will be restored at composition.

Use italics sparingly (reserve them for book titles, foreign language words, or to emphasize a word or phrase). Quotations should be in quotation marks and without italics. No underlined words.

Use boldface only to mark the hierarchy of paragraph titles and subheadings.

Paragraphs will follow one another without blank lines. Skip a line only to mark a detachment. Do not use indents.

Reminder: etc. is written as is, never followed by three periods.

Capital letters will be accentuated. Example:À, É, Ä, Ê.

Please provide us with your eventual tables or documents-images or diagrams in jpg or pdf, in black and white, and of correct quality. You can leave them in your word file to see the locations, but they must also be attached separately to your article.

The hierarchy of headings and subheadings within the article will be clearly established. In order for us to be able to do the layout correctly, we thank you for attaching a construction plan at the end of the file. This will not be published but will serve as a guide.

GOOD TO PRINT: You will receive, a few days before the final publication, your manuscript to be corrected if necessary. You will provide us by e-mail in return and within a week, your corrections (it is in no case a modification of a word, even less a sentence, but possibly typos left by the layout. Thank you to send us back within a week your modification requests.

Thank you very much for your contribution to maintaining the quality of the journal DEATH STUDIES, available on the Cairn.info database.

Editorial committee of DEATH STUDIES

Marie-Frédérique BACQUÉ, editor, psychologist, psychoanalyst, professor of Psycho-pathology, Strasbourg (France)

Christina ALEXOPOULOS, historian and psychologist, Strasbourg (France)

Jacques CHERBLANC, political scientist, Chicoutimi (Canada)

Fiorenza GAMBA, Culture and Communication sociologist, Genève (Switzerland)

Ian GONZALEZ, anthropologist, Montpellier (France)

Kossigan KOKOU-KPOLOU, psychologist, Amiens (France)

Cynthia MAURO, psychologist, Lille (France)

Pedro URBANO, Evolution psychologist, ethicist, Coimbra (Portugal)

International scientific committee of DEATH STUDIES

Patrick BAUDRY, sociologist, Bordeaux (France)

Françoise BIOTTI-MACHE, Law historian, Roye (France)

Francesco CAMPIONE, psychologist, Bologne (Italia)

Georges CHAPOUTHIER, neuro-biologist, Paris (France)

Didier de BROUCKER, physician, Lille (France)

Luce des AULNIERS, anthropologist, Montréal (Canada)

Eckhard FRICK, psychiatrist, theologian, München (Germany)

Tadaaki FURUHASHI, psychiatrist, Nagoya (Japan)

Pascal HINTERMEYER, sociologist, Strasbourg (France)

Emmanuel HIRSCH, philosopher, Paris (France)

Françoise HURSTEL, psychologist et psychoanalyst, Strasbourg (France)

David LE BRETON, anthropologist, Strasbourg (France)

Damien LE GUAY, philosopher, Paris (France)

Sylvana MARCHESINI, lawyer et psychoanalyst (Brasil)

Jocelyne PORCHER, Agronomy researcher, Paris (France)

Marina SOZZI, executive editor of the journal Studi Tanatologici, Turin (Italia)