Journal of Family Theory & Review

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JFTR is seeking papers for a special issue, "Innovative Methodologies in Family Scholarship." The submission deadline is Aug. 1, 2014. If you're interested in more information, please see the full call for papers.

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The March 2013 issue of the Journal of Family Theory & Review is open to the public on the Wiley-Blackwell website.

About JFTR

The Journal of Family Theory & Review seeks to encourage integration and growth in the multidisciplinary and international domains of inquiry that define contemporary family studies. The journal publishes original contributions in all areas of family theory, including new advances in theory development, reviews of existing theory, and analyses of the interface of theory and method, as well as integrative and theory based reviews of content areas, and book reviews. The Journal draws from a broad range of the social sciences although scholarship based within the fields of family studies, sociology, and allied disciplines, developmental and social psychology, communications, health and allied fields is favored. Families are viewed broadly and inclusively to include individuals of varying ages and genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and nationalities.

JFTR is peer-reviewed and published quarterly in March, June, September, and December beginning in 2009.

JFTR considers book reviews and review essays as an important part of our mission. Authors who wish to have their books reviewed, or those who wish to write a review or review essay are encouraged to contact the book review editor.

Consistent with our mission, JFTR does not publish empirical reports with the exception of meta analyses of content areas.

Potential authors are encouraged to contact the editor with any questions regarding the development or preparation of a manuscript.

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Call for papers — special issue on innovative methodologies

Submissions are due by Aug. 1, 2014, for a special issue of the Journal of Family Theory and Review, "Innovative Methodologies in Family Scholarship." Read the full call for papers here.

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JFTR Reviewers

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Robert M. Milardo

JFTR Editorial Board and staff

Robert M. Milardo, Ph.D., Editor

Professor of Family Relations - University of Maine