Journal of Family Issues
Share

Journal of Family Issues

2015 Impact Factor: 1.697
2015 Ranking: 13/43 in Family Studies
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Editor
Constance L. Shehan University of Florida, USA


eISSN: 15525481 | ISSN: 0192513X | Current volume: 37 | Current issue: 13 Frequency: 16 Times/Year

Up-to-Date Research, Theory, and Analyses on Marriage and Family Life...

For more than 30 years, Journal of Family Issues has served as an important forum on current research, theory, and analyses for those who work with and study families. Each issue features articles, commentaries, and advocacy pieces designed to help you understand the challenges confronting today's families.

Interdisciplinary Perspective

Journal of Family Issues offers you more than just scholarly insight into the social and institutional forces shaping today's families. With JFI, you'll also examine professional issues, research developments, and practical applications from an interdisciplinary perspective, encompassing such areas as:

  • Family Studies
  • Family Violence
  • Gender Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology


 

The journal is devoted to contemporary social issues and social problems related to marriage and family life and to theoretical and professional issues of current interest to those who work with and study families.

Deputy Editors
Monika Ardelt University of Florida, USA
Tanya Koropeckyj-Cox University of Florida, USA
Terry L. Mills John Carrol University
Karen D. Pyke University of California, Riverside, USA
Associate Editors
Akanni Ibukun Akinyemi Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Katherine Allen Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg
Jeanine Andreassi Sacred Heart University
John Bartkowski University of Texas at San Antonio
Dana Berkowitz Louisiana State University, USA
Libby Balter Blume University of Detroit - Mercy
Regina Bures NICHD
Susan Cody-Rydzewski Georgia Perimeter College
Mick Cunningham Western Washington University
Melissa Curran University of Arizona, USA
Alfred DeMaris Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Melanie L. Duncan University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, USA
Souha R. Ezzedeen York University, Canada
Jean Gerard Bowling Green State University
Bridget J. Goosby University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
Jennifer Hardesty University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Caroline Sten Hartnett University of South Carolina
Timothy Heaton Brigham Young University
Tammy L. Henderson Oklahoma State University
Rosanna Hertz Wellesley College, USA
Jeanne Holcomb University of Dayton, USA
Michelle Janning Whitman College
Kristin Joos University of Florida, USA
Benjamin R. Karney University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Valarie King Pennsylvania State University, USA
Nathaniel Lambert Brigham Young University, USA
Kenzie Latham Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Gary Lee Bowling Green State University
Bethany L. Letiecq George Mason University
Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Sarah O. Meadows RAND Corporation
Pam Monroe Louisiana State University, USA
Scott Myers Montana State University
R. S. Oropesa Pennsylvania State University, USA
Corinne Reczek Ohio State University
Susan Roxburgh Kent State University, USA
Philip Rozario Adelphi University
Kristin Scherrer Metropolitan State University of Denver
Adam Shapiro California State University, San Marcos, USA
Kristy Y. Shih Central Michigan University, USA
Heidi Steinour University of Florida
Heidi Stolz University of Tennessee
Marie-Anne Suizzo University of Texas-Austin
Shengming Tang Western Illinois University
Jay D. Teachman Western Washington University, Bellingham
Ozcan Tunalilar University of Florida, USA
Marion C. Willetts Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
Nicholas Wolfinger University of Utah, USA
Erica Owens Yeager Anne Arundel Community College
Wei-Jun Jean Yeung National University of Singapore
Editorial Assistant
Diane Buehn University of Florida, USA
  • AARP AgeLine Database
  • Abstract Journal of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
  • Abstracts in Social Gerontology: Current Literature on Aging
  • Academic Abstracts
  • Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)
  • CINAHL
  • Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography
  • Corporate ResourceNET - Ebsco
  • Current Citations Express
  • EBSCO: Family Studies Abstracts
  • EBSCO: Human Resources Abstracts
  • EBSCO: Violence & Abuse Abstracts
  • ERIC Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE)
  • Family & Society Studies Worldwide (NISC)
  • Humanities Source
  • ISI Basic Social Sciences Index
  • MasterFILE - Ebsco
  • Mental Health Abstracts
  • OmniFile: Full Text Mega Edition (H.W. Wilson)
  • Political Science Abstracts
  • Pollution Abstracts
  • Prevention Evaluation Research Registry for Youth (PERRY)
  • ProQuest Education Complete
  • ProQuest Education Journals
  • ProQuest: Applied Social Science Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)
  • ProQuest: CSA Sociological Abstracts
  • PsycINFO
  • PsycLIT
  • Psychological Abstracts
  • Public Library FullTEXT
  • Race Relations Abstracts
  • SafetyLit
  • Scopus
  • Social Science Source
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • Social Sciences Index Full Text
  • Social Work Abstracts
  • Standard Periodical Directory (SPD)
  • TOPICsearch - Ebsco
  • Thomson Reuters: Current Contents - Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
  • Wilson Social Sciences Index Retrospective
  • Manuscripts must be submitted electronically at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jfi. The corresponding author must create an online account in order to submit a manuscript. Submitted papers should be in Word and must not exceed 30 double-spaced typewritten pages in total (text, references, tables, figures, appendices).

    Manuscript Preparation

    Manuscripts should be prepared using the APA Style Guide (Sixth Edition). All pages must be typed, double-spaced (including references, footnotes, and endnotes). Text must be in 12-point Times Roman. Block quotes may be single-spaced. Must include margins of 1inch on all the four sides and number all pages sequentially.

    The manuscript should include four major sections(in this order): Title Page, Abstract, Main Body, and References.

    Sections in a manuscript may include the following (in this order): (1) Title page, (2) Abstract, (3) Keywords, (4) Text, (5) Notes, (6) References, (7) Tables, (8) Figures, and (9) Appendices.

    1. Title page. Please include the following:

    • Full article title
    • Acknowledgments and credits
    • Each author’s complete name and institutional affiliation(s)
    • Grant numbers and/or funding information
    • Corresponding author (name, address, phone/fax, e-mail)

    2. Abstract. Print the abstract (150 words or less) on a separate page headed by the full article title. Omit author(s)’s names.

    3. Text. Begin article text on a new page headed by the full article title.

    a. Headings and subheadings. Subheadings should indicate the organization of the content of the manuscript. Generally, three heading levels are sufficient to organize text. Level 1 heading should be Centered, Boldface, Upper & Lowercase, Level 2 heading should be Flush Left, Boldface, Upper & Lowercase, Level 3 heading should be Indented, boldface, lowercase paragraph heading that ends with a period, Level 4 heading should be Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading that ends with a period, and Level 5 heading should be Indented, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading that ends with a period.

    b. Citations. For each text citation there must be a corresponding citation in the reference list and for each reference list citation there must be a corresponding text citation. Each corresponding citation must have identical spelling and year. Each text citation must include at least two pieces of information, author(s) and year of publication. Following are some examples of text citations:

    (i) Unknown Author: To cite worksthatdo not have an author, cite the source by its title in the signal phrase or use the first word or two in the parentheses. Eg. The findings are based on the study was done of students learning to format research papers ("Using XXX," 2001)

    (ii) Authors with the Same Last Name: use first initials with the last names to prevent confusion. Eg.(L. Hughes, 2001; P. Hughes, 1998)

    (iii) Two or More Works by the Same Author in the Same Year: For two sources by the same author in the same year, use lower-case letters (a, b, c) with the year to order the entries in the reference list. The lower-case letters should follow the year in the in-text citation.Eg.Research by Freud (1981a) illustrated that…

    (iv) Personal Communication: For letters, e-mails, interviews,and other person-to-person communication, citation should include the communicator's name, the fact that it was personal communication, and the date of the communication. Do not include personal communication in the reference list.Eg.(E. Clark, personal communication, January 4, 2009).

    (v) Unknown Author and Unknown Date: For citations with no author or date, use the title in the signal phrase or the first word or two of the title in the parentheses and use the abbreviation "n.d." (for "no date").Eg. The study conducted by of students and research division discovered that students succeeded with tutoring ("Tutoring and APA," n.d.).

    5. Notes. If explanatory notes are required for your manuscript, insert a number formatted in superscript following almost any punctuation mark. Footnote numbers should not follow dashes ( — ), and if they appear in a sentence in parentheses, the footnote number should be inserted within the parentheses. The Footnotes should be added at the bottom of the page after the references. The word “Footnotes” should be centered at the top of the page.

    6. References. Basic rules for the reference list:

    • The reference list should be arranged in alphabetical order according to the authors’ last names.
    • If there is more than one work by the same author, order them according to their publication date – oldest to newest (therefore a 2008 publication would appear before a 2009 publication).
    • When listing multiple authors of a source use “&” instead of “and”.
    • Capitalize only the first word of the title and of the subtitle, if there are one, and any proper names – i. e. only those words that are normally capitalized.
    • Italicize the title of the book, the title of the journal/serial and the title of the web document.
    • Manuscripts submitted to XXX [journal acronym] should strictly follow the XXX manual (xth edition) [style manual title with ed].
    • Every citation in text must have the detailed reference in the Reference section.
    • Every reference listed in the Reference section must be cited in text.
    • Do not use “et al.” in the Reference list at the end; names of all authors of a publication should be listed there.

    Here are a few examples of commonly found references. For more examples please check APA(6th Ed).

    Books:

    Book with place of publication--Airey, D. (2010). Logo design love: A guide to creating iconic brand identities. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.

    Book with editors & edition-- Collins, C., & Jackson, S. (Eds.). (2007). Sport in Aotearoa/New Zealand society. South Melbourne, Australia: Thomson.

    Book with author & publisher are the same--MidCentral District Health Board. (2008). District annual plan 2008/09. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Author.

    Chapter in an edited book--Dear, J., & Underwood, M. (2007). What is the role of exercise in the prevention of back pain? In D. MacAuley& T. Best (Eds.), Evidence-based sports medicine (2nd ed., pp. 257-280). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

    Periodicals:

    Journal article with more than one author (print)--Gabbett, T., Jenkins, D., & Abernethy, B. (2010). Physical collisions and injury during professional rugby league skills training. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13(6), 578-583.

    Journal article – 8 or more authors-- Crooks, C., Ameratunga, R., Brewerton, M., Torok, M., Buetow, S., Brothers, S., … Jorgensen, P. (2010). Adverse reactions to food in New Zealand children aged 0-5 years. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1327). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1327/4469/

    Internet Sources:

    Internet – no author, no date--Pet therapy. (n.d.). Retrieved from htttp://www.holisticonline.com/stress/stress_pet-therapy.htm

    Internet – Organisation / Corporate author-- SPCA New Zealand. (2011). Your dog may be dying from the heat [Press release]. Retrieved from

    http://www.rnzspca.org.nz/news/press-releases/360-your-dog-may-be-dying-...

    • Examples of various types of information sources:

    Act (statute / legislation)--Copyright Act 1994. (2011, October 7). Retrieved from http://www.legislation.govt.nz

    Blog post-- Liz and Ellory. (2011, January 19). The day of dread(s) [Web log post]. Retrieved from

    http://www.travelblog.org/Oceania/Australia/Victoria/Melbourne/St-Kilda/...

    Brochure / pamphlet (no author)--Ageing well: How to be the best you can be [Brochure]. (2009). Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health.

    Conference Paper--Williams, J., &Seary, K. (2010). Bridging the divide: Scaffolding the learning experiences of the mature age student. In J. Terrell (Ed.), Making the links: Learning, teaching and high quality student outcomes. Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the New Zealand Association of Bridging Educators (pp. 104-116). Wellington, New Zealand.

    DVD / Video / Motion Picture (including Clickview&Youtube)--Gardiner, A., Curtis, C., & Michael, E. (Producers), &Waititi, T. (Director). (2010). Boy: Welcome to my interesting world [DVD]. New Zealand: Transmission.

    Magazine--Ng, A. (2011, October-December). Brush with history. Habitus, 13, 83-87.

    Newspaper article (no author)--Little blue penguins homeward bound. (2011, November 23). Manawatu Standard, p. 5

    Podcast (audio or video)--Rozaieski, B. (2011). Logan cabinet shoppe: Episode 37: Entertainment center molding [Video podcast]. Retrieved from http://blip.tv/xxx

    Software (including apps--UBM Medica.(2010). iMIMS (Version1.2.0) [Mobile application software].Retrieved from http://itunes.apple.com

    Television programme--Flanagan, A., &Philipson, A. (Series producers & directors).(2011). 24 hours in A & E [Television series]. Belfast, Ireland: Channel 4.

    Thesis (print)--Smith, T. L. (2008). Change, choice and difference: The case of RN to BN degree programmes for registered nurses (Master’s thesis). Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.

    Thesis (online)--Mann, D. L. (2010). Vision and expertise for interceptive actions in sport (Doctoral dissertation, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia). Retrieved fromhttp://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/44704

    Non-English reference book, title translated in English

    Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lenguaespanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language] (22nded.). Madrid, Spain: Author

    IMPORTANT NOTE: To encourage a faster production process of your article, you are requested to closely adhere to the points above for references. Otherwise, it will entail a long process of solving copyeditor’s queries and may directly affect the publication time of your article.

    7. Tables. They should be structured properly. Each table must have a clear and concise title. When appropriate, use the title to explain an abbreviation parenthetically.Eg.Comparison of Median Income of Adopted Children (AC) v. Foster Children (FC).Headings should be clear and brief.

    8. Figures. They should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text and must include figure captions. Figures will appear in the published article in the order in which they are numbered initially. The figure resolution should be 300dpi at the time of submission.

    IMPORTANT: PERMISSION - The author(s) are responsible for securing permission to reproduce all copyrighted figures or materials before they are published in JFI. A copy of the written permission must be included with the manuscript submission.

    9. Appendices. They should be lettered to distinguish from numbered tables and figures. Include a descriptive title for each appendix (e.g., “Appendix A. Variable Names and Definitions”). Cross-check text for accuracy against appendices.

    There is no submission fee. The Journal of Family Issues does not publish book reviews. For further questions regarding submissions, please contact Diane Buehn at buehnd@ufl.edu.

    Authors who want to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider utilizing the services of SPi, a non-affiliated company that offers Professional Editing Services to authors of journal articles in the areas of science, technology, medicine or the social sciences. SPi specializes in editing and correcting English-language manuscripts written by authors with a primary language other than English. Visit http://www.prof-editing.com for more information about SPi’s Professional Editing Services, pricing, and turn-around times, or to obtain a free quote or submit a manuscript for language polishing.

    Please be aware that SAGE has no affiliation with SPi and makes no endorsement of the company. An author’s use of SPi’s services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted. Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and SPi, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.

    Individual Subscription, Print Only


    Institutional Subscription, E-access


    Institutional Subscription, Print Only


    Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, E-access Plus Backfile (All Online Content)


    Institutional Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access)


    Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, Combined Plus Backfile (Current Volume Print & All Online Content)


    Institutional Backfile Purchase, E-access (Content through 1998)


    Individual, Single Print Issue


    Institutional, Single Print Issue