Journals and Publications in 1953–54

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Meyer F. Nimkoff was elected Editor of Marriage and Family Living and took office on January 1, 1954. However, he completed the last 1953 issue as Gladys Groves retired. Here is an excerpt she wrote in welcome in the November 1953 issue:

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 “The Journal is fortunate indeed to have secured the gracious acceptance of Dr. Meyer F. Nimkoff of the next term of editorship. All who have worked long in the field of marriage and the family know his high scholarship, clear thinking and originality, and value his human sympathies and integrity. Even newcomers in the study of marriage and the family are aware of his recent work as guest editor of our special E. W. Burgess Research issue (Vol. 14:4, Nov. 1952), as well as his own writings. We could not be in better hands. Since our Winter issue goes to press at the end of this month, Dr. Nimkoff has kindly consented to begin work now, although he officially takes office on January 1, 1954. All manuscripts & correspondence on editorial matters may be addressed to Meyer Nimkoff, Head, Dept. of Sociology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.”

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Under Nimkoff’s editorship, the journal pages increased to 412 per volume. James H. Bossard chaired the editorial board. William F. Ogburn, of Florida State University, served as guest editor for the special international issue, which included “The Family in the Arab World, the Balkans, Brazil, China, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Scandinavia, Thailand, the United States and USSR.”

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 During this year there were 700 library subscribers, and the journal was reviewed by Winston Erhmann who declared that Marriage and Family Living was the most outstanding single reporter of family research. It carried 2/5 of all that was reported in literature on families.  A new journal policy allowed for ordering reprints of journal articles for one month after publication.


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