Archive for the ‘Journals and Publications’ Category
In 2010, the Journal of Marriage and Family published its traditional “Decade in Review” issue. In July 2010, the NCFR headquarters offices relocated to a more centralized location in Minneapolis that is more convenient to downtown, freeway access, and the lightrail line. It now shares a building with the regional American Red Cross chapter.
A completely redesigned NCFR website was launched in February 2011. The web content management capabilities of the new platform allowed the site to move beyond its role as a portal for information about the organization and toward being a destination for resources and tools. Concurrent with the launch of the new NCFR website, Graduate and Undergraduate Study in Marriage and Family: A Guide to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Programs in the United States and Canada (Jason Hans, Editor), was converted into an online degree programs guide.
An updated edition of Graduate and Undergraduate Study in Marriage and Family (2008–2010): A Guide to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Programs in the United States and Canada. edited by Jason Hans, was published.
A result of bundling the Journal of Marriage and Family/Family Relations (JMF/FR) for all institutional subscriptions by Blackwell produced a 97% renewal rate and an increase in NCFR revenues of $180,000. In addition, since the journals were put online the readership of JMF increased by over 600,000 and that of FR increased by over 400,000. The two Editors were given high rankings by Blackwell for their organizational skills and high-quality articles. JMF published over 1,410 editorial pages, and FR published a total of 703 editorial pages. Marilyn Coleman was appointed to chair the search committee for the new JMF Editor. […]
The Journal of Marriage and Family Editor was Alexis Walker, and the Family Relations Editor was Joyce Arditti. They sponsored a workshop at the Annual Conference on how to write good articles for the journals and other publications. Discussions with Blackwell Publishing ensued regarding the transformation of journal publishing by the electronic availability of content and increased usage thus affecting hard-copy sales. Blackwell did report that, because of bundling the Journal of Marriage and Family and Family Relations, they would exceed the expected income. Three new policy briefs were published and distributed: (1)“Social Security Reform,” (2) “Family Preparedness,” and (3) “Work/Life Balance.” […]
Joyce Arditti became the new Family Relations Editor. The Board approved a new mission statement for the journal: 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 […]
The CFLE marketing sent letters to all state Affiliates listing all CFLEs in each of their states and asking the Affiliate to promote certification at their various conferences. Two new publications—Vision 2003: Contemporary Family Issues, a compilation of articles from the 2002 conference presentations with contributing authors Gregory Acs, Scott Coltrane, Howard Markman, Laura Sanchez, Arlene Skolnick, et al., and Family Life Education: Integrating Theory & Practice, edited by David Bredhoft, and Mike Walcheski, both of Concordia University—were released. The contract for publishing and marketing the two journals with Allen Press expired, and Blackwell Publishing became the new manager of the […]
Alexis Walker, Journal of Marriage and Family Editor, reported an increase in unsolicited manuscripts of 7.6% (287 manuscripts). In addition, seven papers were commissioned. Acceptance rates were close to 8%. The journal continued to be ranked #1 by total citations and #2 by impact in Journal Citation Reports. Kay Pasley, Editor of Family Relations, reported a 10.3% acceptance rate. The journal’s ranking by the Citation Reports was sixth in total citations, 18th by impact factor, and fourth among social work journals. NCFR members rated the Journal of Marriage and Family superior for technical quality, theoretical basis, clarity, relevance, and sound methodology. The Decade in Review 2000 was also […]
Alexis Walker became the new editor of Journal of Marriage and Family, and Kay Pasley continued as editor of Family Relations. Both journals were mounted full-text on the JSTOR and Sociological Abstracts, giving NCFR members access to full texts of all articles. In 2001, NCFR began to offer the first e-newsletter, called “Zippy News,” which was posted once a week on the Internet and contained brief news of interest to members. NCFR published, in both hardcover and paperback, Understanding Families Into the New Millennium: A Decade in Review, edited by Robert Milardo.
Allen Press took over the management and marketing of the journals and reported increases in subscribership. U.S. and foreign institutional subscriptions totaled 3,205, an overall increase of 8%. Individual subscribers increased by 35% for both journals. The NCFR membership approved of a name change for The Journal of Marriage and the Family. Thus, the two “the’s” were dropped and the title became Journal of Marriage and Family. A new mission statement for this journal was also approved: The Journal of Marriage and Family publishes original theory, research, and critical discussion. JMF encourages submissions on a wide variety of topics having to do […]