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The History of the Family

Call for Special Issue Proposals

Deadline for Proposal Submissions: April 17th, 2023

The History of the Family is soliciting special issue proposals on timely and understudied topics within family history and historical demography. By doing so, we hope to offer early- and mid-career scholars in particular the opportunity to showcase their research line, while at the same time play an important role in innovating the field.

We are open to proposals focusing on both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and have no chronological limitations. In particular we encourage articles on research across various cultures and societies in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim, in addition to Europe, the United States and Canada. While firmly rooted in history, the journal is interdisciplinary; its contributions can focus on demography, sociology, economy and health as they relate to historical developments in family and the life course. ‘Family history’ should therefore be understood in a broad sense.

Next to original research articles, research notes – which include position papers, methodological reports, replication studies, descriptions of databases and other source materials – can also be part of special issues. Apart from an introduction, we also welcome review articles by specialists invited to comment on the special issue.

In general special issues contain between 6-10 contributions, although special sections of 3-5 articles are also possible. Recent examples of special issues published in The History of the Family are:  ‘Stepfamilies across Europe and overseas, 1550-1900’, ‘Finance and the Family Life Cycle’, ‘Animals in the Family’, ‘Urban Sanitation and the Decline of Mortality’, ‘Reproductive Politics and Sex Education in Cold War Europe’ and ‘Romantic Relationships Across Boundaries’.

Proposals can be sent to our associate editor Tim Riswick ([email protected]) before April 17, 2023. For more information or inquiries, please also contact our associate editor.

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Submission instructions

Name(s), affiliation(s), and contact details of the guest-editor(s)

Tentative title

Short abstract describing the general subject of the proposed special issue (maximum of 300 words)

Motivation (maximum of 300 words)

Tentative deadline for submission of all contributions

Number of contributions expected/confirmed

Optional: information about the expected/confirmed contributions, such as names of authors, preliminary title and kind of contributions (original research articles, research notes and so on).

More about the journal

The History of the Family: An International Quarterly 

makes a significant contribution by publishing works reflecting new developments in scholarship and by charting new directions in the historical study of the family.

Open to both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and with no chronological limitations, The History of the Family encourages articles on research across various cultures and societies in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim, in addition to Europe, the United States and Canada. While firmly rooted in history, the journal is interdisciplinary; it publishes articles on demography, sociology, economy and health as they relate to historical developments in family and the life course. ‘Family history’ should therefore be understood in a broad sense.

The History of the Family publishes original research articles submitted by individual authors as well as special thematic issues, recent examples of which are ‘Urban Sanitation and the Decline of Mortality’, ‘Reproductive Politics and Sex Education in Cold War Europe’ and ‘Romantic Relationships Across Boundaries’. Original research articles

are traditional journal papers, accepted for review with the stipulation that they are submitted exclusively to The History of the Family

. In addition, the journal publishes research notes, which include position papers, methodological reports, replication studies, descriptions of databases and other source materials. The research notes provide authors with an alternative opportunity to publish brief papers on important research issues and materials. Recent examples are research notes on ‘Using collaborative genealogy data to study migration’ and ‘The slave registers of Suriname, 1830–1865’.

All submitted manuscripts are subject to rigorous, double-blind peer review. The History of the Family publishes highly-cited work indexed in the Thomson Reuters Social Science Index and Scopus.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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