Journals and Publications in 2003–04
¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Joyce Arditti became the new Family Relations Editor. The Board approved a new mission statement for the journal:
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies publishes basic and applied articles that are original, innovative and interdisciplinary, and that focus on diverse family forms and issues. Audiences include educators in academic and community settings, researchers with an applied or evaluation focus, family practitioners and family policy specialists. Appropriate articles include empirically-based applied research, educational philosophies or practices, critical syntheses of relevant substantive areas, program evaluations, curriculum development and assessment, issues in the discipline, professional development and assessment, and basic research with clearly articulated implications for practice and policy.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Alexis Walker continued her term as editor of the Journal of Marriage and Family (JMF). She reported that in the prior year 333 new and 120 revised manuscripts had been received, with a 17% acceptance rate. She had increased the number of review board members, including U.S. and non–U.S. reviewers. In addition, 64 new reviewers were being trained. JMF was fully online with PsycINFO, Sociology Abstracts and JSTOR. A total of 1,432 occasional reviewers had been recruited.
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