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Call for Report authors

Email our Family Focus editor about possible contributions for the following upcoming NCFR Report topics:

Issue theme: Sleep

Deadline 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 at with your interest in writing an article--whether it's one of these topics or another sleep- and family-related topic.

Do you have a contribution to make to this issue? Indicate your intention to submit and 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.