Call for papers — Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research 2014

December 03, 2013

Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, an annual series that focuses on cutting-edge topics in family research around the globe, is seeking manuscript submissions for its 2014 volume. 

The 2014 volume of CPFR will focus on the theme of "Family and Health: Evolving Needs, Responsibilities, and Experiences." Around the globe, families are often faced with a variety of health issues, often as a result of social, political, religious, and economic forces. Health issues affect not only individual family members, but also impact family relationships and structures. This multidisciplinary volume of CPFR will address topics such as: caring for aging parents, illness in adults and children, addiction, obesity, wellness and nutrition, pregnancy and childbirth, healthcare reform, access to healthcare, advances in medical research, mental health, environmental health, the demographics of health, and the role of healthcare professionals from varying global perspectives.

The 2014 volume with be co-edited by Jennifer Higgins McCormick of Trocaire College and Sampson Lee Blair of The State University of New York (Buffalo). 

Manuscripts should be emailed directly to McCormick and Blair, preferably in MS Word format. Manuscripts should not exceed 40 double-spaced pages (not including tables, figures, and references). Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in CPFR. Manuscripts should adhere to the APA format. Manuscripts should represent previously unpublished work. An abstract of 150-200 words should be included at the beginning of each manuscript. All manuscripts will undergo peer review. 

The deadline for initial submissions is Jan. 20, 2014. Email the editors with questions (find their email addresses behind their linked names above).