Family Science Review

Family Science Review is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Family Science Association.  We publish scholarly articles that focus on family research, theory, policy and education.  Articles with implications for strengthening all family types, including diverse families, are strongly encouraged. 

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We have a new editor for Family Science Review! Welcome, Silvia Bartolic, Ph.D.

Silvia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and French and a Master of Arts degree in Family Studies from the University of British Columbia (UBC), and then worked as a Researcher in Distance Education and Technology as well as for the UBC Psychiatry Department. At the same time she was a Sessional Instructor in Family Studies at UBC.  After several rewarding years in these positions, she decided to go back to graduate school to earn her Ph.D.  She completed her degree in Human Development and Family Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin (partially at a distance) and once again returned to UBC to teach as a Sessional Instructor.  She currently holds an Instructor position (tenure track teaching stream) in the Department of Sociology at UBC.

Research Interests:

Silvia's research interests follow two distinct lines, one in the area of teaching and learning, the other in family sociology.  On the teaching and learning side, she is working in the areas of the scholarship of educational leadership, the scholarship of teaching and learning, distance/blended/flipped classroom learning, the evaluation of teaching, and collaborative, active and problem based learning.  In family sociology, her research stems from social exchange, life course, modernity, and ecological theories.  Her interests center on ways relationships (dating, cohabitation, marriage, parent-child) result in health and well-being throughout the life course.  More specifically, her research examines internal beliefs and motivations, relationship dynamics, as well as larger social contextual factors that are associated with stability and health over time.  Substantive areas include: (1) marriage, family, and contextual effects on obesity; (2) perceptions of risk in relationships; (3) models of divorce and stability; and (4) media use.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Silvia if you have comments, questions or suggestions for and about the journal.

You can contact her by email at FamSciReview@familyscienceassociation.org

CALL FOR PAPERS
Are We Doing What is Best for the Children? Parenting Arrangements on Children’s Outcomes
A thematic issue for the Family Science Review
Manuscripts Due November 1, 2017

 

In light of the growing research on family diversity, the field of Family Science has yet another critical topic to explore: the implications of family structures on children’s outcomes. With family policy and laws in many countries providing the option for shared parenting, this research on how children cope in different parenting arrangements comes at a necessary and opportune time. For this special issue, shared parenting is broadly defined as a collaborative arrangement regarding child custody where parental responsibilities for caregiving are shared by parents after divorce or separation occurs. Scholarly papers on how parental conflict, parenting time, custody rights, child support, different parenting arrangements, children’s attachment to parental authorities, parental alienation, and/or family policy and law affect the children in these complex families will be reviewed. This issue expected to also generate discussions of reform on legal reform and advocacy.

The Family Science Review is electronically published three times a year by the Family Science Association. The journal seeks to publish conceptual and theoretical manuscripts, as well as qualitative and quantitative research, and teaching pedagogy. In addition to family science curriculum, instruction, and evaluation/assessment, as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning, topics addressing the professional development of family science educators and students, such as professional identity, mentoring, or ethical behavior, can be addressed. From time to time, one of the three annual issues published annually may be a special issue that focus on a chosen topic pertaining to the sociology of the family. These issues are published when there is particular interest from the scholarly community.

Regardless of the specific topic addressed, articles should speak to the ways in which shared parenting influence children’s subjective and objective outcomes in life. Each article also needs to include an implications and/or applications section. Please include five key words/phrases.  Each manuscript will undergo a peer review process with an anticipated publication date of February 2018.  Articles from a variety of perspectives are welcomed, including children and family practitioners, scholars within the field of family science, as well as those in related field disciplines).

The Family Science Review accepts scholarly articles that focus on family research, theory, policy, and education. Articles with implications for strengthening all family types, including diverse families, are strongly encouraged. More information about the Family Science Review can be found on the Family Science Association website: http://www.familyscienceassociation.org/family-science-review

Authors interested in having an article published in the special issue Are We Doing What is Best for the Children? Parenting Arrangements on Children’s Outcomes must submit their completed manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Silvia K. Bartolic by November 1, 2017. Manuscripts should be submitted in 12 point Times New Roman font and in APA format.  Manuscripts should be no longer than 30 pages double spaced of text.  After the deadline, authors with relevant manuscripts may contact the Editor-in-Chief for possible consideration.

Questions about this Call for Papers should be directed to:
Dr. Silvia K. Bartolic
Department of Sociology
University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
6303 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1

 

CALL FOR PAPERS
Intersections: Understanding Family Diversity and Social Justice in Family Science
A thematic issue for the Family Science Review
Manuscripts Due April 1 2018
 

As the discipline of Family Science has continued to develop, the importance of family diversity has continued to become critical to research and teaching.  Family Diversity within this special issue is broadly defined to include race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability, language and migration and immigration patterns.  This issue will also serve as a platform for an interdisciplinary exploration of the intersection of family science, family diversity and social justice.  It also aims to generate a discussion on the importance of incorporating family diversity in family science curriculum.

The Family Science Review is electronically published three times a year by the Family Science Association. The journal seeks to publish articles on conceptual, theoretical, qualitative and quantitative research, and teaching pedagogy. In addition to family science curriculum, instruction, and evaluation/assessment, as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning, topics addressing the professional development of family science educators and students, such as professional identity, mentoring, or ethical behavior, can be addressed.

Regardless of the specific topic addressed, articles should speak to the intersection between family diversity and social justice issues that explore different ecological factors (familial, cultural, social, educational, political etc.) for this special issue. Each article also needs to include an implications and/or applications section. Please include five key words/phrases.  Each manuscript will undergo a peer review process with an anticipated publication date of November 2018.

The Family Science Review accepts scholarly articles that focus on family research, theory, policy, and education. Articles with implications for strengthening all family types, including diverse families, are strongly encouraged. More information about the Family Science Review can be found on the Family Science Association website: http://www.familyscienceassociation.org/family-science-review

Authors interested in having an article published in the special issue Intersections: Understanding Family Diversity and Social Justice in Family Science must submit their completed manuscript to the Lead Guest Editor: Dr. Ruben P. Viramontez-Anguiano by April 1, 2018. Manuscripts should be submitted in 12 point Times New Roman font and in APA format.  Manuscripts should be no longer than 30 pages double spaced of text.  After the deadline authors with relevant manuscripts may contact the guest editor for possible consideration.

Questions about this Call for Papers should be directed to:
Dr. Ruben P. Viramontez Anguiano
Human Development and Family Relations
University of Colorado – Denver
1380 Lawrence Street, Room 1125
Denver, CO 80204
 

PDRC Manuscript Guidelines

Professional Development and Reflection Corner (PDRC) is a new feature of Family Science Review.  PDRC publishes manuscripts from practicing family science/family life educators that express the multitude of voices, perspectives, and journeys as educators in formal and informal educational settings.

Articles detailing the author’s reflection upon their decision to teach about families, challenges that arise or have arisen over their career, specific practices or tools that are helpful, lessons learned, best practices for being a highly effective educator, or suggestions for future educators are of interest for this segment.

Additionally, manuscripts may address issues of power dynamics and identity (race, class, gender, sexual orientation, geographical location, and language and culture) or thoughts regarding the profession and/or decision to become and/or remain an educator.

Manuscripts should exemplify the highest quality of writing and be no longer than 12 double-spaced pages.

Questions regarding PDRC manuscripts may be directed to PDRC editors:

 Debra L. Berke, Ph. D., CFLE; Debra.L.Berke@wilmu.edu; 302-356-6760

 Nikki DiGregorio, Ph. D.; NDiGregorio@georgiasouthern.edu; 912-478-5560