Social Sciences
September 15, 2023
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Rapid social changes that stem from wars, pandemics and the widespread adoption of new technologies can alter, reinforce and/or disrupt established gender patterns. This Special Issue seeks to collect research on the recent trends in gender, work and family. This call for papers presumes that the pandemic and its aftermath were not singular events, but rather evolved in stages under widely varying rules and arrangements. Moreover, such novel experiences such as remote work have been experienced very differently in diverse segments of the population. For example, an employed single mother who had no opportunity to work remotely and whose child’s schools were closed for an extended period of time may well have had different experiences than a dual-earner couple who were both working remotely, while their children’s school was only closed briefly. We seek submissions that help to inform a broad spectrum of experiences, including regional and international variation. Studies that examine diversity with respect to race, class, gender, LGBTQ status, partner status, care of adult family members, as well as child care, and studies that employ a variety of research approaches are all welcome.

Submissions of extended abstracts (not required) will be considered until April 15. Submissions of full papers will be considered until September 15. Accepted articles will be published online on a rolling basis.

Prof. Dr. Jerry A. Jacobs
Guest Editor


Manuscript Submission Information


Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Social Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.