Research and Policy Briefs
About NCFR research and policy briefs
The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is in the position to provide policymakers with research on families — in the form of research and policy briefs — to help inform decisions that affect families at the federal, state, and local levels. The purpose of the briefs is to educate policymakers and others who have an investment in families.
Topics are timely and include a family perspective. Briefs are based on high-quality research; are educational, non-partisan, and objective; and are written by experts in the field. Briefs will go through a peer review process, and authors work with our editor.
Interested in writing a brief?
Please complete this webform to indicate your interest.
Joyce Arditti, Ph.D., editor of NCFR's research and policy briefs, will review all inquiries and contact you about the possibility of submitting a brief.
To learn more about the content and format of NCFR briefs, see our guidelines for policy briefs and for research briefs at the bottom of this page. We've also posted the reviewer guidelines and evaluation form.
If you have questions, please email Dr. Arditti.
NCFR briefs editor
Joyce Arditti, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Human Development, Virginia Tech
Department of Human Development
Wallace Hall, Room 311
295 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Published Briefs and Guidelines
New Policy Brief (January 2018)