The New Zealand Medical Journal encourages publication of obituary notices. Normally these will be constructed by a colleague and/or close friend. Each obituary will be considered by a member of the Editorial Board and may be edited. Proofs will not be provided, but we may seek further information from you.
In constructing an obituary notice, please:
- begin with the full name of the deceased
- keep it brief (up to 600 words) but longer obituaries will be considered.
- if possible, include the following in the obituary:
- Date of birth
- Date of death
- Qualifications and honours (and years, if known)
- Details of family surviving the deceased
- Details of the author of the obituary notice (occupation and city/town)
- Include the person's professional achievements, best personal qualities, and (if possible) their interests and pastimes including club and society memberships.
If possible, please either provide a separate digital (jpg) photo of the person with the manuscript, or post a hard copy photo together with your address details so we can return it to you after we scan it to:
New Zealand Medical Association
P O Box 156
See previously published obituary examples for guidance on length, content, and style (journal issues older than 6 months have free access and are not password protected).
Finally, send the Word document and photo to email@example.com.