NCFR Report, your quarterly member magazine, is a resource filled with information about key family topics. Report is also an opportunity for submission of articles — research- or practice-based — to the Family Focus section, and can be a useful resource for faculty and family educators.

The views expressed in NCFR Report may not represent the views of the entire NCFR organization.

Call for Report authors

Learn about contributing to the Family Focus section of NCFR Report, and email our Family Focus editor about writing on the following upcoming theme/s:

Issue theme: Sleep

  • Indicate interest by Feb. 1, 2017

  • Manuscripts due by Feb. 15, 2017

Ernest Hemingway once said, "I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?" Has your work addressed issues of sleep and family?

The Summer 2017 edition of Family Focus will explore such issues. We hope to touch on a variety of questions, such as: What is the impact on families when new parents are chronically sleep-deprived? What is the relationship between sleep and sex among couples? What does Family Science have to say about bed-sharing for couples or for children and their parents? What parenting strategies are most helpful in dealing with bedtime struggles? Email Family Focus Editor Judith Myers-Walls with your interest in writing an article — whether it's on one of these topics or another sleep- and family-related topic.

Indicate your intention to submit and your general topic to the editor by Feb.1, and then submit your manuscript by Feb. 15, 2017.

Articles must be research-based but should review and apply studies rather than report on a specific research effort. The length should be approximately 1,600 words. Chances of acceptance are improved with early submission.