JFTR Call for Papers: Ethnic Minority and Diverse Fathers

Submissions due: Dec. 15, 2019


The Journal of Family Theory & Review (JFTR), published by NCFR, seeks manuscripts for a special issue to highlight recent theoretical innovations on ethnic minority, immigrant, and diverse fathers. Submissions are due by Dec. 15, 2019. 

Since the early 1970s, fathering has gained significant prominence among scholars, yet most of our psychological research on children and families is American dominated and based on Americans of European descent. Thus, the proposed special issue will explicitly explore how researchers have meaningfully utilized theories and/or models to explore fathering in ethnic minority, immigrant, and diverse families.

The editors seek articles that explicitly focus on how theories/models have contributed to contextualizing fatherhood. Submissions from around the world are welcomed, as perspectives and implementation of research may culturally differ. The editors also invite scholars to focus on the methodological strategies used to contextualize fathering to more accurately portray contemporary fathers, and encourage submissions that bridge between theorizing and application to cater to not only scholars but practitioners and interested stakeholders.

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Manuscripts for the special issue must be submitted via the Manuscript Central submission portal. Be sure to note that the submission is for this special issue. Manuscripts should not exceed 35 double-spaced typed pages of text.

See detailed manuscript preparation guidelines.

For additional information or questions, please contact the special issue's editors: Susan Chuang and Jay Fagan.