Call for Manuscripts


Special Issue on Family Economics and Resource Management

Co-Guest Editors: Rebecca Travnichek and Rita Green

In conjunction with the Family Economics and Resource Management Association (FERMA), The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues (FFCI) is issuing a Call for Manuscripts.

Manuscripts eligible for this Special Issue will come from presentations at the March 2016 biennial conference of the Family Economics and Resource Management Association (FERMA).

Manuscripts can be developed from any of the presentation types included in the conference program: research presentations, posters, program presentations, and symposia/workshops. This is consistent with The Forum’s manuscript categories: feature articles, applied research articles, program articles, and comprehensive reviews. For more information see

General information about The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues can be found at  Feel free to contact guest editors to discuss submission ideas or for answers to any questions you may have.

The style for The Forum is Chicago Style, so as you write your papers and develop your other types of presentations, you are encouraged to use Chicago Style for ease in submission as a manuscript. Style guide can be found at .

FERMA is appreciative of The Forum for making this Special Issue of a refereed publication available as a professional development opportunity for FERMA members who are conference presenters. As usual, electronic conference proceedings will continue to include short or expanded abstracts for all presenters and papers from authors not interested in pursuing the refereed e-journal publication opportunity in the Special Issue of The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues.

Important Dates:

  • October 19, 2015 (Friday midnight): Deadline for initial manuscript submission
  • November 11, 2015 (Wednesday): Authors notified of acceptance/rejection
  • February 5, 2016  (Friday): Deadline for submission of the manuscript
  • March 21, 2016 (Monday): Deadline to notify guest editors of intent to revise manuscript based on presentation feedback. Author must have submitted a manuscript to take advantage of the revision option.
  • April 10, 2016 (Friday): Deadline for revised manuscript submission

Manuscript submission:

Attach the manuscript, as a MS-Word document, to an email sent to Rebecca Travnichek  at