Call for papers in two thematic issues of the journal Društvena istraživanja

Special Issue: Teacher wellbeing: In quest of its nature, determinants, and outcomes

Guest Editor: Irena Burić, University of Zadar

Teachers have prominent roles in ensuring school effectiveness by delivering high quality education and fostering students’ academic outcomes. Modern societies worldwide are continuously facing with teacher shortage and high rates of attrition, which result in financial losses, disruptions in educational programs implementations and planning, and a decline in students’ academic performance (Ronfeldt et al., 2013). Scholars have identified teacher wellbeing as a critical factor in explaining their attrition (Madigan & Kim, 2021), thereby calling further research attention to its components, determinants, and consequences.

Thus, this special issue aims at collecting articles that target: a) the phenomenon of teacher wellbeing with it’s both positive and negative constituting components, b) individual and contextual determinants of teacher wellbeing (e.g., teacher personality, social-emotional competencies, job demands, job resources), and c) consequences of teacher wellbeing in terms of teaching performance, students’ academic outcomes, and teacher motivation (e.g., intention to leave the job).

To gain deeper understanding of teacher wellbeing, it’s determinants and outcomes, we welcome empirical studies that rely on either qualitative or quantitative methods (or both), focus on the wellbeing of either pre-service or in-service teachers (or both), and are guided by theories from educational or work and organizational psychology (or both). Lastly, studies using different conceptualizations of teacher wellbeing are welcomed as long as they include affective/emotional component in its definition. 


Prof. Irena Burić

Guest editor


Special Issue: Family Well-being in European Countries - Understanding Family Dynamics and Well-being in European Migration and Transnational Contexts

Guest editors: Andreja Brajša-Žganec & Maja Kućar, Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences

We invite submissions for a special issue focusing on the intricate interplay between family dynamics and well-being across Europe. We are interested in the well-being of family members in the European context. This issue aims to delve into the experiences of migrant and transnational families, examining the challenges and opportunities they encounter in navigating cultural, social, and economic landscapes. Moreover, we seek contributions that shed light on migration within Europe, exploring its impact on family structures, relationships, and overall well-being.

Of particular interest are papers addressing transnational families, where members reside in different locations, highlighting the dynamics of separation, reunification, and maintenance of family bonds. More broadly, we are interested in the determinants of family well-being in the European context as well as the well-being of individual family members.

We invite authors who have papers linked to theoretical insights, empirical evidence, and policy implications that advance scholarly discourse and inform interventions aimed at promoting the well-being and integration of migrant and refugee populations.

Potential topics could be related to:

-       determinants of family well-being in the European context

-       well-being and psychosocial adaptation of migrant and refugee populations

-       youth perspectives on well-being and emigration tendencies

-       well-being of transnational families

We welcome empirical studies, theoretical frameworks, methodological advancements, and interdisciplinary perspectives from psychology, sociology, demographics, and related disciplines.


Prof. Andreja Brajša-Žganec & Maja Kućar,

Guest editors


Below are the submission guidelines for both calls presented above

Submission guidelines:

  • All papers received for the thematic issue must be edited in accordance with the instructions for authors and are subject to the usual procedure of double anonymous review, without guarantee that they will be included in the thematic issue.
  • Papers are accepted only in English.

Submission process:

  • Ensure your paper adheres to all relevant guidelines provided in the instructions for authors.
  • Papers must be submitted electronically through the journal's submission system on the journal's website by clicking on “Submit manuscript”.
  • When submitting a paper, select "Proposals of thematic issues" as the type of paper.


  • Please submit your papers by the end of this year, as the deadline for submissions is 31st December 2024.


  • Authors will be notified about the acceptance of their papers within a reasonable timeframe after submission, along with information about the review process and expected publication dates.

Contact information:

  • For any additional inquiries, please contact Iva Šverko, the Editor-in-Chief, at

For more details on technical specifications and submission guidelines, please visit our journal's website.