Managing editor(s): Mouloud Boukala (Codirecteur), Diane Laflamme (Codirectrice) / Editor(s): Diane Laflamme (Rédactrice en chef)



Frontières is a research and knowledge mobilization journal based in Quebec that focuses on death studies. Published since 1988 its main areas of studies are social and health sciences. Its main objective is to contribute to a better understanding of the phenomenons of the borders between life and death in a multidisciplinary perspective highlighting the dialectic and epistemological links between theory and practice. It is aimed towards researchers, practitioners, teachers and students who are preoccupied by death in various fields. Frontières publishes articles evaluated by an external committee in the French language.

The main purpose of the magazine is to offer a better knowledge of the phenomena connected with the bounds  which life and death maintain.

In order to do so, Frontières publishes disciplinary and interdisciplinary analysis, gathered around relevant themes, related to the status of death in our culture.


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Postal address:

Revue Frontières
Université du Québec à Montréal
Case postale 8888, succ. Centre-ville
Montréal, QC, Canada
H3C 3P8

Back issues (41 issues)

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Editorial policy and ethics


FRONTIÈRES publishes thematic issues twice a year. The journal publishes only original and unpublished texts. The manuscripts can be submitted as part of a call for articles or as an open topic article.

The articles should be about 6000 words long (excluding bibliography and footnotes) and must contain an abstract in French and English (800 characters) in addition to 4 to 6 keywords. Before submitting an article, the authors must consult the Frontières writing protocol.

The texts must be sent at the following address: 

Provide the contact details of the authors in a separate file from the manuscript:  

  • first and last name, institution of affiliation (university and department or faculty, research center, etc.);
  • job title (professor, researcher, doctoral student, etc.) and diploma (Ph. D., master's degree, etc.);
  • institutional or professional email.



All articles submitted to the journal are evaluated by a committee of at least two anonymous peers, chosen by the journal. If the review is negative or if the manuscript does not meet the journal's editorial policies, it can be refused. In the light of the peer-review process, modifications may be requested from the authors. In this case, the decision to accept or reject the manuscript is made after reviewing the revised manuscript. The journal’s final decision is irrevocable. FRONTIÈRES retains the right to make minor corrections concerning language, punctuation, titles and subtitles, as well as the bibliographic protocol.



The intellectual property and the copyright (©) on the original content of all articles belong to their authors, who are solely responsible for the content of their article. They must sign and return to the Journal a licence giving FRONTIÈRES permission to publish the article and its iconography. This licence grant the journal the right to produce and distribute the text (in whole or in part) for an unlimited amount of time and without territorial restrictions, in paper format and on digital media.


FRONTIÈRES allows articles to be shared by their authors as follows:

  • Submitted version
    not permitted

  • Accepted version
    not permitted

  • Published version
    After the issue is published, authors can add the link to the published version of the article on any platform of their choice.

Authors retain subsequent usage rights, subject to express authorization from the journal. A reference must be made to the initial publication and the title of the article and the names of all authors must be given as well a reference to the FRONTIÈRES journal, the date and the place of publication.



FRONTIÈRES rejects all forms of plagiarism. FRONTIÈRES considers an act of plagiarism as:

1)  copying, in whole or in part, the work of someone else and presenting it as one’s own;
2)  copying, in whole or in part, one’s own work that has already been published elsewhere, without making reference to the original publication (self-plagiarism).

Prior to the publication of an article, authors confirm in the contract they sign with the journal that they are definitely the owners of the rights and that they are not infringing on the rights of anyone else with regards to either the text or the graphs, illustrations and pictures. If plagiarism is detected, the journal will take the following measures:

Before publication:
If plagiarism is detected before the publication of the manuscript, the author will be contacted immediately. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the author must either re-write the text or correctly cite her or his sources and include precise references to the quoted text. If the plagiarism is substantial (20% of the text or more), the article will be rejected automatically and the author will no longer be able to publish in FRONTIÈRES.

After publication:
If plagiarism is detected after publication, the article will be withdrawn from FRONTIÈRES wherever it is possible to do so. The author will no longer be able to publish in FRONTIÈRES.

Information for contributors


Editorial board


Mouloud Boukala, Université du Québec à Montréal

Diane Laflamme, Université du Québec à Montréal


Editorial Board

Patrick Bergeron, Université du Nouveau Brunswick

Mouloud Boukala, Université du Québec à Montréal

Emmanuelle Caccamo, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Chantal Caux, Université de Montréal

Gil Labescat, Université de Montréal 

Diane Laflamme, Université du Québec à Montréal                   

Jean-Jacques Lavoie, Université du Québec à Montréal

Joseph J. Lévy, Université du Québec à Montréal

International Correspondents

Hélène Bourdeloie, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord

Michel Castra, Université de Lille, France

Gilles Ernst, Université Lorraine (Nancy), France

Axel Guïoux, Université Lyon II, France

Claude Javeau, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgique

Evelyne Lasserre, Université Lyon 1, France

Gabriel Ringlet, Louvain, Belgique

Charbel Skaff, Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth, Liban


Management Board

Mouloud Boukala, Université du Québec à Montréal

Diane Laflamme, Université du Québec à Montréal

Joseph J. Lévy, Université du Québec à Montréal