New role: Editor in Chief, Journal of Family Studies

After some period of working as Associate Editor and Deputy Editor in Chief, I was asked to take on the role of the Editor in Chief of Journal of Family Studies in July 2019. Continuing the work of Dr Michael Rush we are particularly interested in receiving papers on family sociology, gender relations, children’s perspectives and family policy or work-life balance policy.

JFS: Aims and scope

2017 Impact Factor: 1.444  5-Year Impact Factor: 1.476  Ranking: 26/46 (Family Studies) ©2018 Clarivate Analytics, Journal Citation Reports®

The Journal of Family Studies 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. Original research, review articles, practice notes and commentaries are published from a range of disciplines, including: family studies, sociology, demography, social work, legal studies, psychology, human ecology, policy studies, history, and 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 6 th edition format, and should be prepared according to the journal’s Author Guidelines.

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.All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by at least two reviewers. 

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