Call for Papers! Special Issue: Well-being in Romantic Relationships

Romantic relationships are a positive institution and finding and maintaining relationships are among the most desired enterprises among humans. In the upcoming special issue entitled “Well-Being in Romantic Relationships” we welcome manuscripts that contribute to the understanding of well-being (in all of its facets and variants) in relationships. Contributions on different types of relationships (e.g., short-term and long-term relationships; different degrees of intimacy including casual relationships) are welcome. This includes cross-sectional and longitudinal quantitative and qualitative studies examining individual variables (e.g., broad and narrow personality traits of actors and/or partners) or dyadic variables (e.g., the role of couple-level indicators such as partner similarity, dyadic coping, or behaviors such as common laughter among partners) in relation to indicators of relationships (e.g., relationship satisfaction, longevity of relationships, or relationship status). Review articles and theoretical contributions are also welcome. In line with the IAPP’s scope, we welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplines (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology, and health sciences) and methodological approaches (e.g., questionnaire data, experimental studies, observational reports, and case reports; see “Aims and Scope” here for an overview). In fact, we particularly welcome interdisciplinary work.

Timeframe: Submissions will be received from September 1st 2021 until February 28th 2022. All manuscripts will undergo peer review and will be evaluated by the guest editors. We aim for quick turn-around times. Accepted articles will be published online after acceptance (typically within one month after acceptance).

Guest Editors: Kay Brauer & René T. Proyer; Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Contact: (Kay Brauer); (René Proyer)