Family Relations Seeks Editorial Fellows for 2024

FR Call for Fellows

The Family Relations Editorial Team is seeking three 2024 Family Relations Editorial Fellowships with the objective of increasing participation in the editorial process for individuals whose voices have historically been underrepresented and for those who are early career professionals. We are particularly interested in providing Fellowships focusing on the goals of creating concrete and sustainable pathways to later editorial leadership roles for (a) early career professionals in academic, (b) professionals engaged in practice, and (c) members of groups historically underrepresented in the Editorial Review process for major journals.

Fellows work closely with the Family Relations Editorial Team, engaging in each stage of the editorial process — from manuscript submission to article publication and creating translational documents. Fellows will gain knowledge of the editorial process and have opportunity to build systems supporting representation of translational Family Science and research focused on understanding family processes beyond those traditionally represented in published research.

In establishing this Fellowship opportunity, we invite colleagues who completed postdoctoral training within the past 3 years or completed doctoral training within the past 5 years to submit a Letter of Application with Research Statement and Curriculum Vita to [email protected] with the subject line: Family Relations Fellowship. Applications must be submitted on or before February 14, 2024.

Fellowship Applications will be reviewed and successful candidates notified by mid-March. Fellowships will begin April 1, 2024, and end March 31, 2025. Fellowships are 1-year appointments. Successful candidates will have had some review experience with Family Relations manuscripts, engaged in translational writing, and built a portfolio of skills. At the end of the Fellowship, Fellows will (a) create an Individual Development Plan that will provide the foundation for an annual evaluation, (b) receive a “Certificate of Appreciation” upon successful completion, and (c) become Editorial Board members, assuring their continued contribution to shaping Family Relations and advancing pioneering and diverse views, approaches, and interdisciplinary tends in Family Science.

In light of the position being a learning-focused opportunity, the Editorial Team will work with each Fellow to ensure growing understanding of the review process; editorial decision-making strategies; multiple forms of writing; and steps for enhancing efficiencies in the editorial process, inclusive of mechanisms to grow representativeness of scholarship published and broadly circulated to move toward equity in access, creation, and knowledge formation among and for professionals across areas of Family Science research, practice, and translation.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions. As well, please see below the link to the Family Relations website for additional information.