Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Social Sciences - Sociology | Journal of Family and Economic Issues - incl. option to publish open access

We’re working on a new version of this journal site - preview it now
Journal of Family and Economic Issues

Journal of Family and Economic Issues

Editor-in-Chief: Joyce Serido

ISSN: 1058-0476 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-3475 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10834

80,33 € Personal Rate e-only
Get Subscription

Online subscription, valid from January through December of current calendar year

Immediate access to this year's issues via SpringerLink

1 Volume(-s) with 4 issue(-s) per annual subscription

Automatic annual renewal

More information: >> FAQs // >> Policy

Journal of Family and Economic Issues 

Dr. Joyce Serido, Editor, University of Minnesota (USA)

Call for Papers: Couples, Families, and Finance
The focus of this special issue is generally on couples, families, and finance. Thus, all submissions should
include both a financial element and either a couple or family element. Several needs exist in the literature,
including research examining gender as a facet of couple financial processes, the processes and mechanisms
involved in financial socialization, the processes and mechanisms involved in coping with financial adversities
and/or financial decision making, and more interdisciplinary couple and family finance research. We also encourage papers examining factors relevant to couple/family finances in multiple ecosystems from micro-(e.g., personal characteristics and couple/family interactions) to macro- (e.g., cultural values and policy) levels. We especially encourage couple- and family-level researchers to explore the connection between their areas of relationship expertise and potential financial causes and/or effects.
Although not a comprehensive list, some possible research areas include couples and families who:
• experience transitions that involve finances (e.g., emerging adulthood; transition to parenthood; decisions
about retirement and older adult care)
• experience race/ethnicity-based wealth inequality or socioeconomic disadvantages
• are lower to middle income or experience changes in the labor market (e.g., fewer jobs with benefits
• experience couple differences in finances (e.g., saver vs. spender)
• identity as LGBTQ+
• are from non-Western cultural contexts
• have undergone in vitro fertilization
• have health problems / whose health problems have created financial stresses
• experience divorce or relational separation
• struggle to find affordable and developmentally appropriate childcare for dependent children
• experience gender bias in the workplace
Please submit an extended abstract (up to 1,000 words) as a Word document to Ashley LeBaron
(lebaronashley@gmail.com) by September 3, 2019. [Abstracts should include a provisional title and author
information (i.e., title, names, affiliation, contact details for all authors); this information will not be counted
toward the 1,000 word limit]. If original work: All submissions should include the following sections:
Introduction/Theoretical Background, Methodology, Preliminary Results, Preliminary Discussio
n/Implications.Review papers will also be considered.
Authors will be informed by October 8, 2019 whether or not they are invited to submit a full manuscript. This
manuscript will be due by December 10, 2019 and sent out for peer review. We anticipate that the special issue
will be published in March, 2021.
We note that neither abstract submission nor full manuscript invitation guarantees publication. Please contact
Ashley LeBaron (lebaronashley@gmail.com) if you have any questions. For more information on the Journal of
Family and Economic Issues, please visit https://link.springer.com/journal/10834.
Special issue editors:
Melissa Curran, Ph.D., The University of Arizona, macurran@email.arizona.edu
Ashley LeBaron, M.S., The University of Arizona, lebaronashley@gmail.com
Xiaomin Li, M.S., The University of Arizona, xiaominli@email.arizona.edu
Casey Totenhagen, Ph.D., The University of Alabama, ctotenhagen@ches.ua.edu

Read this Journal on Springerlink

For authors and editors

  • Journal Citation Reports®
    2018 Impact Factor
  • 0.921
  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Journal of Family and Economic Issues is an interdisciplinary publication that explores the intricate relationship between the family and its economic environment. Peer-reviewed contributions address important issues in family management, household labor and productivity, relationships between economic and non-economic issues including health and healthcare, as well as interrelations between external settings and family life, including family policy, work, and community.

    The journal features the following types of submissions: original research, critical reviews, brief communications, invited letters to the editor, and reviews of significant books on the field.

  • Submit Online
  • Open Choice - Your Way to Open Access
  • Instructions for Authors

    Instructions for Authors


  • Article Type Guidelines (docx, 17 kB)
  • Author Academy: Training for Authors
  • Disclosure of Interest (pdf, 180 kB)
  • Call for Papers (pdf, 203 kB)
  • Copyright Information

    Copyright Information


    Copyright Information

    For Authors

    Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as – tacitly or explicitly – by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work was carried out.

    Author warrants (i) that he/she is the sole owner or has been authorized by any additional copyright owner to assign the right, (ii) that the article does not infringe any third party rights and no license from or payments to a third party is required to publish the article and (iii) that the article has not been previously published or licensed. The author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors. Transfer of copyright to Springer (respective to owner if other than Springer) becomes effective if and when a Copyright Transfer Statement is signed or transferred electronically by the corresponding author. After submission of the Copyright Transfer Statement signed by the corresponding author, changes of authorship or in the order of the authors listed will not be accepted by Springer.

    The copyright to this article, including any graphic elements therein (e.g. illustrations, charts, moving images), is assigned for good and valuable consideration to Springer effective if and when the article is accepted for publication and to the extent assignable if assignability is restricted for by applicable law or regulations (e.g. for U.S. government or crown employees).

    The copyright assignment includes without limitation the exclusive, assignable and sublicensable right, unlimited in time and territory, to reproduce, publish, distribute, transmit, make available and store the article, including abstracts thereof, in all forms of media of expression now known or developed in the future, including pre- and reprints, translations, photographic reproductions and microform. Springer may use the article in whole or in part in electronic form, such as use in databases or data networks for display, print or download to stationary or portable devices. This includes interactive and multimedia use and the right to alter the article to the extent necessary for such use.

    Authors may self-archive the Author's accepted manuscript of their articles on their own websites. Authors may also deposit this version of the article in any repository, provided it is only made publicly available 12 months after official publication or later. He/she may not use the publisher's version (the final article), which is posted on SpringerLink and other Springer websites, for the purpose of self-archiving or deposit. Furthermore, the Author may only post his/her version provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article on Springer's website. The link must be accompanied by the following text: "The final publication is available at link.springer.com".

    Prior versions of the article published on non-commercial pre-print servers like arXiv.org can remain on these servers and/or can be updated with Author's accepted version. The final published version (in pdf or html/xml format) cannot be used for this purpose. Acknowledgement needs to be given to the final publication and a link must be inserted to the published article on Springer's website, accompanied by the text "The final publication is available at link.springer.com". Author retains the right to use his/her article for his/her further scientific career by including the final published journal article in other publications such as dissertations and postdoctoral qualifications provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication.

    Author is requested to use the appropriate DOI for the article. Articles disseminated via link.springer.com are indexed, abstracted and referenced by many abstracting and information services, bibliographic networks, subscription agencies, library networks, and consortia.

    For Readers

    While the advice and information in this journal is believed to be true and accurate at the date of its publication, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may have been made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.

    All articles published in this journal are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article (e.g., as offprints), as well as all translation rights. No material published in this journal may be reproduced photographically or stored on microfilm, in electronic data bases, video disks, etc., without first obtaining written permission from the publisher (respective the copyright owner if other than Springer). The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, etc., in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.

    Springer has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's RightsLink service to offer a variety of options for reusing Springer content. For permission to reuse our content please locate the material that you wish to use on link.springer.com or on springerimages.com and click on the permissions link or go to copyright.com, then enter the title of the publication that you wish to use. For assistance in placing a permission request, Copyright Clearance Center can be connected directly via phone: +1-855-239-3415, fax: +1-978-646-8600, or e-mail: info@copyright.com.

    © Springer Science+Business Media New York

Alerts for this journal


Get the table of contents of every new issue published in Journal of Family and Economic Issues.