NCFR publishes three international scholarly journals that feature top research from around the world about families:
Journal of Marriage and Family (JMF) has been the leading research journal in the family field for more than 75 years and is consistently one of the most highly cited journals in Family Science. JMF publishes original empirical research that makes substantial contributions to understanding all aspects of families. We welcome contributions using single-discipline and interdisciplinary critical and intersectional approaches and methods reflective of the full range of social sciences. JMF also publishes brief reports that provide significant or timely empirical results.
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Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Science (FR) is a translational science journal that publishes contemporary scientific content about families for professionals who work with families. We publish empirical studies, systematic or scoping reviews, and conceptual analyses with implications for intervention, education, and public policy. We also publish short communication manuscripts (Lessons from the Field, Emerging Ideas) to surface problems experienced or incipient topics identified by practice scientists for discovery scientists to research. Family Relations engages both scientists of discovery (basic and applied researchers) with scientists of practice (e.g., family life or parent educators, social policy analysts) to ultimately strengthen families through rigorous empirical research.
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Journal of Family Theory & Review (JFTR) is the leading scholarly journal for family theory advancement, assessments of methodological innovation, critical reviews of existing empirical research, and critical analyses of books and media about family topics. We publish original contributions in all areas of family theory development and the critical review of research literature to advance understanding of the complexity of family life in diverse social contexts. We welcome contributions that bring interdisciplinary, international, and intersectional approaches to family science and related disciplines.
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Our journals implement NCFR's policies related to inclusiveness and diversity as documented in the NCFR Bylaws, Article XIV.
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