Call for Papers: Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research

The Work-Family Interface: Spillover, Complications, and Challenges


The annual publication, Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research (CFPR), seeks manuscripts on the theme of ‘The Work-Family Interface: Spillover, Complications, and Challenges.’ for its 2018 volume. Submissions are welcome from across various methodologies.

From the editors:

"Family researchers have long recognized the interconnected nature of work and family. Around the globe, there is a clear recognition that the paid labor experiences of individuals will affect their families and familial relationships, often in unanticipated manners.

Likewise, family relationships and family structures can significantly influence the work experience of individuals. As both families and work experiences vary considerably across cultures, and over time, the nature of the work-family interface continues to change.

In order to better understand these issues, this multidisciplinary issue of CPFR will address such topics as: parental employment and parenting, paid labor and marital quality, the integration of work-family domains, childcare and child development, dating and mate selection at work, work stress and family violence, health consequences of work-family conflict, relationship roles among dual-earner couples, family determinants of job performance, gender differences in work-family demands and consequences, and work stressors and family functioning; among others."

Manuscripts must:

  • represent previously unpublished work,
  • adhere to the APA format,
  • be submitted preferably in MS WORD format,
  • not exceed approximately 40 double-spaced pages (not including tables, figures, and references),
  • include at the beginning an abstract of 150-200 words.

All manuscripts will undergo peer review. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in CPFR. The deadline for initial submissions is January 31, 2018.

To submit a manuscript, email directly to the editors:
Josip Obradović and Sampson Lee Blair