Posts Tagged ‘Degree programs guide’
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.
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.” […]
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 […]
A contract was signed with Allen Press of Lawrence, KS, for 3 years for editorial management in which NCFR was guaranteed 85% net surplus and Allen would take 15% with a guarantee of a minimum of $200,000. This move allowed NCFR to decrease staff by 3.5 full-time employees and save the organization money. Robert Milardo was completing his term as Editor of the Journal of Marriage and the Family. Kay Pasley was Editor of Family Relations. In 1999, an updated edition of Graduate Study in Marriage and Family: A Guide to Master’s and Doctoral Programs in the United States and Canada, edited by John […]
A task force on the Future of the Journals was co-chaired by Alan Booth and Timothy Brubaker. Recommendations given to the Board were as follows: A moratorium was declared on any new publications. Margaret Crosbie-Burnett chaired the committee to look at the cost effectiveness of continuing the Vision 2010 Series and Families in Focus Series. A specific procedure was defined for all focus groups and sections to follow regarding writing, publishing and selling publications. Karen Wampler chaired a committee to develop “Ethical Guidelines for the Publications Committee.” Joe Pittman drafted recommendations for policies for future journal editor search committees. In 1996, […]
Mike Sporakowski chaired the Publications Committee, which was finalizing its search for a new Editor of Journal of Marriage and the Family. Dr. Marilyn Coleman was selected and accepted the role of Editor for a term of 4 years, beginning in January 1991. Dr. Coleman is a professor of family studies at the University of Missouri—Columbia. Alan Booth was applauded for his service as an extended term as Editor. During the year, Sporakowski, the Editors, and Executive Director met several times to draft a policy statement and define editorial roles for the publications of NCFR. It was presented to the Board. […]
The Association of Councils devoted an issue of their newsletter, Feedback, to fundraising for nonprofit organizations. They also instigated a new venture, the “Adopt a Neighbor Program,” which encouraged stronger state councils to adopt less strong councils for their annual meetings. Membership activities were states as a priority within the states. The President’s Fund,” created originally by former President Eleanor Luckey, was abolished, and the money in the fund ($2,860) was allocated to the Association of Councils for its discretionary use. The Texas Council on Family Relations and NCFR collaborated in reviving the Guide to Graduate Family Programs and marketed […]
Jetse Sprey, Professor of Sociology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, became the new Editor of the Journal of Marriage and the Family. Michael Sporakowski, a professor in the Department of Family and Child Development at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, became the new editor of Family Relations. A special issue of the Journal of Marriage and the Family was published, titled: “Methodology—the Other Side of Caring.” The Journal of Family History also published a special issue devoted to “The Family in Eastern Europe.” Carolyn Love prepared a new Guide to Family Programs, which contained information about 71 U.S. and Canadian degree-granting institutions. The NCFR newsletter carried the results […]
NCFR members were sent the first issues of the Journal of Family History, edited by Tamara Hareven, free of cost. Felix Berardo began his term as Editor of the Journal of Marriage and the Family. A landmark study by Graham Spanier, titled Measuring Dyadic Adjustment: New Scales for Assessing the Quality of Marriage and Similar Dyads, was published in the February 1976 issue of the journal. The article included an instrument called the Dyadic Adjustment Scale. This research has since been used in thousands of research studies and by marriage and family therapists and has been translated into languages throughout the world. James Walters […]