Call for Papers: New or Emerging Theories Related to Grandfamilies

GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy is an online, peer-reviewed journal published by the National Research Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. It provides a forum for quality, evidence-based research with sound scholarship, knowledge, skills and best practices from the field for scholars, clinicians, policymakers, educators, program administrators, and family advocates.

The editors of GrandFamilies invite authors to submit manuscripts that examine new or emerging theoretical conceptualization or applications related to grandparent-headed families, practice methodologies, program evaluation, and policy perspectives. International authors with work that expands global knowledge and understanding about custodial grandparents are encouraged to submit.

Manuscript Formats:

  • Full articles (20-page max, double-spaced)
  • Research Briefs (10-page max, double-spaced)
  • Practice Briefs (10-page max, double-spaced)

Manuscripts that go over the page limit may not be reviewed. Page limits exclude references, tables and figures.

All manuscripts should follow the electronic publication format found in the APA Style Guide at Authors must acknowledge that the submitted content has not been published in other peer-review journals or online open access sources.

Completed manuscripts should be sent via the journal website at:

Send questions about manuscript submissions to Co-managing Editor Deborah Langosch.

The deadline for submissions is Jan. 15, 2020.