Developmental Psychobiology: Call for Submissions

Fathers, Families, & Physiology: Exploring the Psychobiological Context of Fathering

This is an open call for submissions for a special issue on “Fathers, Families, &
Physiology: Exploring the Psychobiological Context of Fathering” in Developmental
Psychobiology. This special issue will be co-edited by Dr. Rachel Barr and Dr. Lee

We invite submissions across a range of topics that employ innovative or
foundational approaches to understanding the intersections between fathering, child
development, family dynamics, and biological function. We are interested in research
that explores these questions in human family systems, including in studies from
diverse cultural contexts, with longitudinal designs, and with comparative animal
models. We are particularly interested in papers that emphasize mechanisms and
processes that occur during developmentally plastic periods across the lifespan,
including (but not limited to): hormone physiology, neurobiology, genetic regulation
and epigenetic modification, immune system functioning, autonomic nervous system
regulation, the microbiome, and other physiological indicators of health (e.g. markers
of oxidative stress). We welcome research articles, research reviews, and brief
reports. Interested authors should submit an abstract (250 words) to the editors that
summarizes their proposed manuscript. From these abstracts, articles will be
selected for full submission.

Abstracts are due by April 1, 2020; authors will be notified by April 15, 2020
regarding invitations for a full submission (due August 1, 2020). Publication date is
expected for 2021. Please submit abstracts to the Developmental Psychobiology
editorial office ([email protected]).