Family Relations Journal Seeks Editorial Fellows Applicants

Apply by Jan. 31, 2022

FR Call for Fellows

Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Science, one of three scholarly journals published by the National Council on Family Relations, seeks candidates for three editorial fellowships to begin March 2022. Applications are due Jan. 31, 2022.

The Family Relations editorial team is creating three Family Relations editorial fellowships with the objective of increasing participation in the editorial process for academic or applied practice early career Family Science professionals, particularly those whose voices have historically been underrepresented in the editorial review process for major journals. Editorial fellows will work closely with the Family Relations editorial team engaging in each stage of the editorial process—from manuscript submission to article publication. Editorial fellows will gain knowledge of the editorial process and have opportunity to build systems supporting representation of translational Family Science and research focused on understanding family processes beyond those traditionally represented in published research.

In establishing this editorial fellowship opportunity, we invite colleagues who completed postdoctoral training within the past 3 years or completed doctoral training within the past 5 years to submit a letter of application inclusive of a research statement and Curriculum Vita to [email protected] with the subject line: Family Relations Editorial Fellowship Program. Applications must be submitted on or before January 31, 2022.

Editorial fellowship applications will be reviewed in early February with editorial fellowships beginning in early March. Editorial fellowships are 1-year appointments. Successful candidates will have had some experience reviewing Family Relations manuscripts, engaging in translational writing, and building a portfolio of professional skills. Following successful completion of the appointment, editorial fellows will (a) receive a “Certificate of Appreciation,” and (b) become editorial board members, assuring their continued contribution to shaping Family Relations and advancing pioneering and diverse views, approaches, and interdisciplinary trends in Family Science.

Editorial fellowships are learning-focused opportunities. As such, each editorial fellow will work with the editor and deputy and associate editors. This breadth of experience will provide the opportunity to learn the review process and editorial decision-making strategies. This experience will also build experience in multiple forms of writing and provide editorial fellows with steps for enhancing efficiencies in the editorial process.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions. Please see the Family Relations website for additional information.



Family Relations is a publication of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). Since 1951, FR has published basic and applied articles that are original, innovative and interdisciplinary and that focus on diverse family forms and issues.