Call for papers on a Special Issue

As the world enters the 21st century, with socioeconomic transformation and the formation of new cultural norms, families and generational relations are undergoing profound changes and taking on new forms and shapes. For example, with the rising longevity, four or more generations living at the same time, though not necessarily living in the same household, has increasingly become commonplace. It is worth exploring the impacts of such a new demographic reality on personal relations and individual member’s well-being. Furthermore, the global divide in population prospects between the developed and developing countries points to different challenges faced by societies. While population aging and below replacement fertility have to be dealt with in rich countries, with urbanization gaining momentum, massive rural-urban migration has been witnessed in many developing countries. These socio-demographic changes may put various strains on families and it is important to understand how families are capable or incapable of responding to these challenges. Each society has its unique experience and dynamics. We herein would like to invite researchers from the international community of family studies to contribute to this special issue, to shed light on new trends in family or intergenerational relations, and their social, economic, and cultural impacts.

IJPS is an open access, multidisciplinary journal that aims to publish high quality original research and reviews of recent advances and emerging issues in population processes, including dynamics of fertility, mortality, and migration, and linkages with socioeconomic and environmental change across time, space, and cultures.
The journal is committed to rapid and high-quality refereeing for all research that is submitted to the journal. We would like to encourage researchers from different countries to consider IJPS as a venue to present your research, and encourage researchers to keep the open access spirit by sharing with IJPS readers all necessary information to replicate and reproduce their research.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been previously published, nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a double-blind, rigorous peer review process. All manuscripts must be written in English. Before you start to prepare your paper, please read the Author Guidelines. All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please go to the Online Submission System. Publication fees can be waived. No publication fee is needed if the primary author is from the low income countries.
The submission is already open and will be closed on October 30.


Thank you for your attention and we look forward to your submissions.

The IJPS Editorial Office