Taylor & Francis

Parenting-Science And Practice

(ISSN 1532-7922)

Aims and scope

Parenting: Science and Practice strives to promote the exchange of empirical findings, theoretical perspectives, and methodological approaches from all disciplines that help to define and advance theory, research, and practice in parenting, caregiving, and childrearing broadly construed. "Parenting" is interpreted to include biological parents and grandparents, adoptive parents, nonparental caregivers, and others, including infrahuman parents. Articles on parenting itself, antecedents of parenting, parenting effects on parents and on children, the multiple contexts of parenting, and parenting interventions and education are all welcome. The journal brings parenting to science and science to parenting.

Parenting: Science and Practice is a quarterly international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish rigorous empirical, methodological, applied, review, theoretical, perspective, and policy pieces relevant to parenting; contributions from the humanities and biological sciences as well as the social sciences are invited. The journal also publishes notices of books and other publications or media representations relevant to a scientific approach to parenting.


Parenting: Science and Practice has five main departments: Inquiries about prospective submissions to any department should be addressed to the Editor (email: Marc_H_Bornstein@nih.gov).

Empirical Articles. The journal is principally committed to the publication of empirical articles. Creative, comprehensive, and clear reports that advance theory and the empirical base in the field of parenting studies are sought, and all modes of empirical research are invited: experimental, observational, ethnographic, textual, interpretive, and survey.

Reviews. Reviews of the literature may be empirically grounded or theoretical; they should be scholarly, integrative, and timely, synthesizing or evaluating an issue relevant to parenting. (Published reviews are sometimes accompanied by a small number of solicited commentaries from specialists in parenting as well as in allied fields.)

Statements. Statements provide a forum for the rapid dissemination of new hypotheses, fresh concepts, alternative methods, or emerging trends. Statements should be tightly reasoned and empirically grounded and must be cogent and succinct. Statements should not exceed 3,000 words in length.

Tutorials. Parenting publishes occasional tutorials that debut a new concept in parenting or explore the intersection of parenting with an academic specialty pertinent to parenting studies. These papers define the concept or the field, crystallize its major contributions, detail direct associations with parenting, and augur future directions of application.

Media Notices. Summaries and evaluations of books, periodicals, websites, and other media that concern themselves with parenting studies or practices will appear in the journal. Send relevant material to the Editor.

Additional Features:

Thematic Issues

Parenting: Science and Practice welcomes proposals for Thematic Issues. Thematic Issues need to have components that link together closely in some meaningful conceptual or theoretical way, and the proposer of a Thematic Issue becomes the Guest Editor. Thematic Issues may be invited or open competitions, but all submissions must be peer reviewed. Individuals interested in developing a Thematic Issue should send the Editor a brief proposal and justification. Some proposals may be more appropriate for the Monographs in Parenting series.

Media Notices

Parenting: Science and Practice will publish summaries and evaluations of books, periodicals, Web sites, and other media that concern themselves with parenting studies and childcare practices. Send relevant material to the Editor.


Parenting: Science and Practice will appeal to scholars and practitioners in psychology, human development, family science, clinical practice, social work, education, pediatrics, psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, demography, biology, and related disciplines. Articles published in Parenting: Science and Practice will be meaningful to parents and students as well as researchers.

Monographs in Parenting

To accompany the journal, Monographs in Parenting publishes authored or edited volumes whose central concern is parenting, caregiving, and childrearing broadly construed. Send inquiries about potential submissions to the Monographs in Parenting series to the Editor.

Monographs in Parenting published to date:

John G. Borkowski, Sharon Landesman Ramey, and Marie Bristol-Power. Parenting and the Child's World: Influences on Academic, Intellectual, and Social-Emotional Development (2002).

Marc H. Bornstein and Robert H. Bradley. Socioeconomic Status, Parenting, and Child Development (2003).

Ariel Kalil and Tome DeLeire. Family Investments in Children's Potential: Resources and Behaviors that Promote Children's Success (2004).

Philip A. Cowan, Carolyn Pape Cowan, Jennifer Ablow, Vanessa Kahen Johnson, and Jeffrey R. Measelle. The Family Context of Parenting in Children's Adaptation to School (2005).

Tom Luster and Lynn Okagaki. Parenting: An Ecological Perspective (2e) (2005).

Marc H. Bornstein and Linda Cote. Acculturation and Parent-Child Relationships (2006).

Femmie Juffer, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, and Marinus H. van Ijzendoorn. Promoting Positive Parenting: An Attachment-Based Intervention (2007).

Marc H. Bornstein. Parenting: Essential Readings (in preparation).

Peer Review Policy: All papers in this journal have undergone editorial screening and peer review.

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Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.


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Dyscypliny naukowe:

  • etnologia i antropologia kulturowa
  • nauki o kulturze i religii
  • nauki o rodzinie
  • nauki socjologiczne
  • pedagogika