Human Remains and Violence

An Interdisciplinary Journal

Edited by Elisabeth Anstett, Jean-Marc Dreyfus and Caroline Fournet

Human Remains and Violence
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Journal Information

  • ISSN: 2054-2240 (Online)
  • Frequency: Biannual (Spring and Autumn)


Human Remains and Violence: An interdisciplinary journal is a biannual, peer-reviewed publication which draws together the different strands of academic research on the dead body and the production of human remains en masse, whether in the context of mass violence, genocidal occurrences or environmental disasters. Inherently interdisciplinary, the journal publishes papers from a range of academic disciplines within the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Human Remains and Violence invites contributions from scholars working in a variety of fields and interdisciplinary research is especially welcome.

Human Remains and Violence was created thanks to funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013) / ERC Grant Agreement n° 283-617.

Human Remains and Violence is a free and full Open Access journal. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, link to the full texts and re-use articles under a CC-BY-NC-ND licence. See the submissions section for more details.

Editorial Board

Elisabeth Anstett, CNRS, France. Email: [email protected]
Jean-Marc Dreyfus, University of Manchester, UK. Email: [email protected]   
Caroline Fournet, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Email: [email protected]

Editorial Board

Pascal Adalian, Aix Marseille University, France

Nigel Eltringham, University of Sussex, UK

Sandra Fahy, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

Roxana Ferllini, Independent expert, Physicians for Human Rights

Francisco Ferrandiz, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Spain

Joost Fontein, British Institute in Eastern Africa, Kenya

Sévane Garibian, University of Geneva and University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Anne Guillou, CNRS, France

Anouche Kunth, CNRS, France

Jose Lopez Mazz, Universidad de la República en Uruguay, Uruguay

Claudia Merli,  Uppsala University, Sweden

Tony Platt, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Mario Ranalletti, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina

Jon Shute, University of Manchester, UK

Senem Skulj, ICRC, Switzerland

Finn Stepputat, Danish Institute for International Studies, Denmark

Tim Thompson, Teesside University, UK


Notes for Contributors

The journal welcomes original research articles on studies of any geographical region and historical period and from academic disciplines including History, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Archaeology, Law, Criminology, Forensic Science, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Pathology, Philosophy, Cultural Studies and Political Science. All articles will be double-blind peer-reviewed.

Articles should be prepared according to the journal’s guidelines. Submissions which depart substantially from the journal’s style may be returned to the author before it can be considered.

  • Authors should send their article to the editors at [email protected]
  • The preferred word processing format is MS Word. PDFs cannot be accepted. 
  • Include a separate title page, containing the article title, author’s name, affiliation, email address, acknowledgements (and any other identifying information) as you would wish them to appear in the journal to allow for blinded review.
  • Articles should be between 6,000–8,000 words including notes.
  • An abstract (150 words or less) and 3 to 6 selected key words should be included at the beginning of the article.
  • Figures should be submitted as separate files and with a high resolution (see guidelines). Figures embedded within Word documents will not be accepted.
  • See the journal author resources for more information on how to write and prepare your article and other MUP policies
  • Authors retain the copyright of their article. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to sign a licence to publish agreement with MUP


Open Access


From 2017, Human Remains and Violence will be a fully Open Access journal. Articles will be published under a CC-BY-NC-ND (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives licence).

The journal will be free for authors to submit and publish their work. This opportunity is initially made possible through support from the University of Manchester.

Authors whose work has been accepted in the journal and who have access to institutional or research Open Access funding are asked to contribute a voluntary APC of £500 towards the sustainability of the journal. The ability to pay an APC will not influence editorial decisions. Contact the Journals Manager for more information.


See here for our full ethics statement.


From 2017, Human Remains and Violence will be a fully Open Access journal. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, link to the full texts and re-use articles under a CC-BY-NC-ND licence.



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