Editorial.On behalf of the editorial board, I want to welcome you to the first issue of Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers. This is an exciting time for those of us who have been involved in the fathering field. The quality and quantity of research on fathers has expanded greatly. Researchers and theoreticians have developed more sophisticated ways of thinking about fathers. In the area of practice, programs have not only increased in number throughout the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and other countries, but they have also fine-tuned their approaches to address the needs of a highly underserved population.
In light of these developments, we think this is a very opportune op·por·tune
1. Suited or right for a particular purpose: an opportune place to make camp.
2. Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time: an opportune arrival. time to publish a journal on fathers. The new journal, Fathering, offers readers the opportunity to read in one location state-of-the-art articles about fathers. The manuscripts published in the journal represent some of the most current thinking and research about fathers. The journal also offers researchers, theoreticians, and practitioners a place to present their work in a publication read largely by others with a strong interest in fathers. The benefits of the journal are not just a matter of convenience to the reader or researcher. I hope that the journal will also contribute to the continued development of the fathering field and ultimately to an improved quality of life for fathers, families, and children.
The journal has recruited an outstanding editorial board. The associate editors, Drs. Alan J. Hawkins and Kerry Daly, and the book editors, Drs. Rob Palkovitz and Glen Palm, are highly accomplished scholars and/or practitioners. All members of the 35-member board have published extensively and made critical contributions to the fathering field. Several members of the board were highly influential in helping to establish the field and in bringing awareness to the need for scholarship on fathers. I believe we have succeeded also in bringing together a diverse interdisciplinary in·ter·dis·ci·pli·nar·y
Of, relating to, or involving two or more academic disciplines that are usually considered distinct.
Adjective editorial board. The disciplines represented by the board include family studies, history, law, marriage and family therapy, parent and family life education, sociology, social work, speech and language therapy, theology, and psychology.
Fathering will publish a broad range of articles. The journal invites submissions of original scholarly articles and essays that are theoretical, empirical, practice-oriented, or based on comprehensive reviews of the literature. The journal will publish full-length papers, approximately 20 double-spaced pages, and brief reports, approximately 10 pages. Reviews of books and other relevant materials will also appear regularly in the journal. Some of the possible topics included in the journal are fathers' roles in dual-earner families, paternal PATERNAL. That which belongs to the father or comes from him: as, paternal power, paternal relation, paternal estate, paternal line. Vide Line. involvement in divorced families, stepfathers' roles in blended families Blended family
A family formed by the remarriage of a divorced or widowed parent. It includes the new husband and wife, plus some or all of their children from previous marriages.
Mentioned in: Family Therapy , father presence/absence and its impact on children, child-custody issues, measures of father involvement, fathering in the context of marital relationships Noun 1. marital relationship - the relationship between wife and husband
family relationship, kinship, relationship - (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption , co-parenting issues, consequences of becoming a father for men, outcomes of intervention programs on fathers and families, the history of fatherhood, fathers' participation in social services social services
welfare services provided by local authorities or a state agency for people with particular social needs
social services npl → servicios mpl sociales and schools, and fathers' social-emotional involvement with their children.
Special-topic editions of Fathering will be published on occasion. Possible topics include Head Start fathers, work and fatherhood, and community practice approaches to enhance responsible fathering. All special and regular editions of the journal will include only peer-reviewed papers. Scholars interested in serving as guest editor of a special edition are encouraged to contact the general or associate editors.
In closing, I want to invite readers to submit their comments about the journal. Please let us know your reactions to the first issue or what you hope to gain from future issues. I also want to take this opportunity to recognize the founder of this journal, Dr. James Doyle James Doyle can refer to:
Correspondence concerning this editorial or any editorial business should be addressed to Jay Fagan, Editor, Temple University, School of Social Administration, Ritter rit·ter
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