Call for Papers: Aging Female Veterans' Health and Well-Being: Social and Developmental Perspectives
Submit a manuscript to the journal 'Journal of Women & Aging', for a special issue on 'Aging Female Veterans' Health and Well-Being: Social and Developmental Perspectives'.

The deadline for the abstract is June 1, 2023, and the deadline for the manuscript is October 30, 2023.

The Journal of Women & Aging is seeking papers for a special issue about female veterans – with articles that focus on any aspect of female veterans’ health and well-being (emotional, cognitive, physical, etc.) as a function of their military service and other social determinants of health, such as their social relationships, socio-economic status, race and ethnicity, sociocultural context etc. This special issue is planned for a Spring 2024 volume of the journal. Original research articles using various methodological approaches (qualitative, quantitative, mixed), as well as brief reports/commentaries, secondary data analyses, and systematic/scoping reviews are invited.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to: long-term effects of military service, a focus on physical and mental health outcomes, links between social relationships and health/well-being, cross-cultural and other subgroup comparisons (e.g., age differences, cohort differences, differences by racial or ethnic minority status). Special consideration will be given to studies that include longitudinal data and utilize a lifespan-developmental perspective.

August 4, 2023
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Call for Papers: Health Inequalities Over the Life Course: A Biosocial Approach
Submit a manuscript to the Journal 'Annals of Human Biology', for an article collection on 'Health Inequalities Over the Life Course: A Biosocial Approach'.


The editors seek submissions that situate health and inequality as intertwined dynamic processes, without slotting these processes into fixed biological or social categories.  Research can consider any health outcome or health-related measure. Research will take an interdisciplinary biosocial perspective and use rigorous methodology in the analysis of data. Research using novel analytical approaches are encouraged.

Topics include:

  • Biological embedding – how the social “gets under the skin”;
  • A life course epidemiological approach to the development of health inequalities, including research on the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD);
  • The role of local environments (e.g. neighbourhood deprivation, pollution) in health inequalities;
  • Evaluation of the impact of policy on health inequalities.

Annals of Human Biology accepts the following types of articles:

  • Research Papers
  • Review Articles
  • Short Reports
  • Human Biological Surveys
  • Commentaries
August 7, 2023
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Call for Papers: Reframing Family Definitions in the Era of Superdiversity
Submit a manuscript to the 'Journal of Family Studies', for a special issue on 'Reframing Family Definitions in the Era of Superdiversity'.

The deadline for the abstract is April 30, 2023, and the deadline for the manuscript is February 29, 2024. 

SI Aims and Focus: 

The main aim of Special Issue is to revisit how social researchers frame family and families when conducting various studies in social reality marked by abundant and constantly evolving family forms. Hence, this SI focuses on reconstructing and analyzing definitions of families in postmodern societies, with the broader aim of offering an up-to-date range of papers that answer various definitional questions and can be used by scholars in family studies and beyond. To foster interdisciplinary reflection, we invite authors from the fields of sociology, anthropology, media studies, social policy, cultural studies etc.

For a comprehensive SI on family definitions, we intend to combine papers from three perspectives:

  1. theoretical reflection on the evolution of family definition in the field of family studies, especially in relation to the plethora of the emerging and changing family forms, including: non-heteronormative families, migrant and transnational families, one-parent families, cohabitations, unmarried parents and patchwork families as well as growing social class inequalities in family lives;
  2. methodological innovations in investigating contemporary family life and intimacy;
  3. results of empirical explorations focused on social definitions of families in various countries, which highlight variability of sociocultural norms and practices pertaining to family and how it is defined.
August 7, 2023
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2024 PARC Aging Retreat


Friday, May 3, 2024

PARC Aging Retreat: Healthy Aging for All -- Illusion or Promising Future?


February 9, 2023
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