Call for Submissions: Journal of Family and Economic Issues

Special Issue on Student Loan Debt


The Journal of Family and Economic Issues seeks manuscripts for a special issue focused on advances and development in scholarship related to student loan debt. Student loan debt statistics show an increase in debt burden among households, spurring discussions about the long-term implications this type of debt might have in shaping and influencing individual and family behavior. The impact of student loans on individual and family transitions, development, and outcomes will continue to be an important research area for the foreseeable future.

This timely special issue aims to expand knowledge and understanding of how student loans are influencing individual and family behavior and outcomes. Guest editor Suzanne Bartholomae, Ph.D. welcomes submissions that offer insight into family and economic issues surrounding student loan debt, and encourages studies using a wide range of research methods (conceptual or empirical, quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods).

Manuscripts should follow the guidelines available on JFEI's website. Authors will need to login or register and choose “SI: Student Loan Debt” from the Article Type drop down menu when submitting a manuscript.

Deadline for submissions is Jan. 10, 2018.
Publication date for the special issue will be March 2019 in Volume 40, Number 1.