Journal of Family Studies

Journal of Family Studies

The Journal of Family Studies (ISSN 1322-9400) is a peer-reviewed international journal that aims to develop the understanding of families, households and relationships in society, from a range of interdisciplinary perspective. Original research, review articles, practice notes and commentaries are published from a range of disciplines: family studies, sociology, demography, social work, legal studies, psychology, human ecology, policy studies, history, and religious studies.

Call for Papers

The Journal of Family Studies has recently revised its Aims and Scope to reflect the new Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board. The journal is a peer-reviewed international journal that aims to develop the understanding of families, households and relationships in society, from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives.

The journal has a quick turnaround time, with manuscripts typically published within nine months of submission. To reflect the revised Aims and celebrate the journal's interdisciplinary focus, original research, review articles, practice notes and commentaries are being sought from fields including:

  • family studies
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • human ecology
  • demography
  • policy studies
  • social work
  • history
  • legal studies
  • religious studies

Both qualitative and quantitative research is encouraged, as are conceptual pieces, critical literature reviews and policy analyses. Research articles are typically between 5,000 - 8,000 words, in APA (6th) format, and should be prepared according to the journal's Author Guidelines.

Further information about the journal, details of current and previous issues and submission instructions can be found on the journal's website: http://jfs.e-contentmanagement.com/archives/ 

The Journal of Family Studies will be of particular interest to academics, researchers, policy makers, counsellors, public administrators, psychologists, social workers, educators, mediators, lawyers, and clinicians in the helping professions. The Journal of Family Studies is a necessary and valuable research tool for practitioners, researchers, teachers and students in this field.

Cited   SJR     SNIP    SSCI (2-Yr) SSCI (5-Yr)

2013                           0.205          0.390
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2010   0.297  0.414  1.140

2009   0.266  0.744
            
2008   0.213  0.517

Editor-in-Chief

Dr Kay Cook

Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University, Melbourne

Past Editor-in-Chief

Professor Lawrie Moloney

Australian Institute for Family Studies, Melbourne; Adjunct, La Trobe University, Melbourne

Special Issues

The Journal of Family Studies publishes two general issues of feature research articles and one topic-based special issue per annum. Special issues are listed in the right column of this page.

Special issues are also released as books with their own ISBN for use as course readers or separate sale to non-subscribers. Evaluation copies of all special issues are available to Course Coordinators from the publisher at: subscriptions @ e-contentmanagement.com.

  • Please send proposals for special issues initially to the Journal of Family Studies' Editor, Dr Kay Cook
  • Third parties may advertise or insert flyers in the journal, including reciprocal promotions; please address enquiries to info @ e-contentmanagement.com.
  • Discounted individual and NGO/non-profit subscription rates are available. All Family Relationship Centres receive a non-profit organisation discount.

Contributions to the Journal

Papers that examine or evaluate the nature, role, functioning, and/or impact of various family forms, comparative analyses, critical reviews of the literature, analyses of policy or legal frameworks, and advances to conceptual debates in the field are encouraged. The Journal of Family Studies aims to promote studies of applied and professional interest in the many fields which inform family studies. The Journal of Family Studies publishes research articles, key conference papers, abstracts and practical papers, as well as multimedia and book reviews. Manuscripts of 5,000 - 8,000 words are recommended, and should be prepared according to the journal's Author Guidelines.

Price and Availability

The Journal of Family Studies is available as an 'online plus print-on-demand' subscription. Institutional subscribers receive access to all current and back issues online through Atypon Premium for the subscription year. Supplementary print copies may be ordered directly from the publisher. Multi-campus, multi-user licenses and single user password access may be arranged by subscribers through their subscription agent or with the publisher. Online access is available to subscribers through EBSCOhost, SwetsWise, CNPIEC and CELDES.

Pay per View (PPV) access for individual articles is available through Atypon Premium. Special issues are available under their eISBN on a PPV, sale or multiuser lease from Ebook Library to institutions and from eBooks.com to individuals.

Abstracting and Indexing

The Journal of Family Studies (ISSN 1322-9400) is indexed and abstracted in:

  • Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Thomson Reuters Social Scisearch
  • Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • NLM/Medline
  • Scopus/Excerpta (Elsevier)
  • PsycINFO Database (APA)
  • EBSCOhost
  • ProQuest
  • Australian Public Affairs Information Service Database (National Library of Australia) - APAIS
  • Australian Family & Society Abstracts (Australian Institute of Family Studies)
  • Australasian Medical Index Database (National Library of Australia) - Meditext
  • Family & Society Plus Database (Informit)
  • Mental Health Abstracts (IFI/Plenum Data Company)
  • Psychological Abstracts
  • Sage Family Abstracts
  • Violence and Abuse Abstracts
  • Sociofile/Sociological Abstracts
  • The Family Studies Database

The Journal of Family Studies is listed in Cabell's and Ulrich's Periodicals Directories and the ARC register of refereed journals (ERA listed).

Copyright Ownership

To track copyright compliance each article has a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Copyright in all back volume, current and submitted material to the Journal of Family Studies (ISSN 1322-9400) and the Australian Journal of Marriage and Family (ISSN 1034-652X) is vested in eContent Management Pty Ltd - in any medium, form, combination or format. Permission to reproduce material from the Journal of Family Studies and Australian Journal of Marriage & Family, which falls outside the provisions of the Australian Copyright Act 1968, should be sought from the copyright owner at: info @ e-contentmanagement.com.

Journal of Family Studies (ISSN 1322-9400) and its predecessor
Australian Journal of Marriage and Family (ISSN 1034-652X)
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