Academic journal article Journal of Family Studies

Family Studies: Paying Homage to History and Charting a Future Path

Academic journal article Journal of Family Studies

Family Studies: Paying Homage to History and Charting a Future Path

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As the incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Family Studies, taking over from Professor Lawrie Moloney, I feel a great debt of gratitude for the years of service that Lawrie has committed to producing this high quality journal with its focus on family transitions and child wellbeing. Lawrie has overseen the journal for more than a decade and during this time he has edited a series of issues that have deepened our understanding of how changes in family structure impact upon children and parents, in particular when tensions are high.

As his editorial at the beginning of this issue demonstrates, Lawrie has brought a wealth of knowledge about family law and child wellbeing to his editorship and has attracted some of the field's finest scholars to contribute articles including Patrick Parkinson, Bruce Smyth, Maureen Baker and Pranee Liamputtong--and that's just within the current issue. Lawrie's knowledge of the Australian family law system and dispute resolution practice is second to none and he has put this knowledge to work in the careful selection of reviewers and adjudication of manuscript reviews. As authors and readers of the journal, we have all benefited from his considered but often invisible hand that has guided the field of family studies for the last 10 years. Lawrie will certainly be missed, and as practitioners and researchers in the field of family studies, we cannot thank him enough for the role he has played.

While Lawrie has done an outstanding job honing the journal's focus on family transition and conflict, my editorship will take the journal into more expansive territory. The family is an important and interesting topic of analysis beyond relationship transitions, as several of the articles in this and previous issues attest. …

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