Journals and Publications in 1974–75

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Carlfred Broderick’s term as Editor of the Journal of Marriage and the Family expired, but he observed that there had been a nearly 100% increase in the number of manuscripts received in the past 6 years and an improvement in the quality of papers. The ratio of acceptance:rejection in 1975 was 1:7. A special issue of the Journal of Marriage and the Family was dedicated to the topic of “Macrosociology of the Family.” Family Coordinator also published a special issue that carried two mini-sections on “Marriage Enrichment” and “Leisure and the Family.” Another special issue focused on “Variant Family Forms” and “New Marriage Styles.”

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 In 1973–74 NCFR helped support the publication, in 1975, of the first volume of The Inventory of Marriage and Family Literature, by David Olson of the University of Minnesota. It would become the forerunner to the Family Resources Database several years later.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 In addition, NCFR established another quarterly publication, entitled the Journal of Family History, with Tamara Harevan as Editor. Its purpose was to function as a clearinghouse for ongoing research activities in the field of family history. It addressed an interdisciplinary audience, primarily in the fields of history, anthropology, demography, economics, psychology, sociology, and literature.


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