Call for Editor – Journal of Family Communication
Aim & Scope
Journal of Family Communication (JFC) publishes original empirical and theoretical papers that advance our understanding of the communication processes within or about families. JFC is also committed to publishing manuscripts that address issues related to the intersection between families, communication, and social systems, such as mass media, education, health care, and law & policy.
The journal seeks to publish the highest quality family communication manuscripts that are theoretically grounded and methodologically rigorous. JFC is topically and methodologically inclusive, publishing research that is quantitative, qualitative, rhetorical, and critical. The journal also welcomes multidisciplinary scholarship as well as papers from related fields, such as family studies, social psychology, and sociology.
Authors should avoid gender-biased language in their submissions and must conform to the conventions specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition. JFC also includes an Issues Forum.
Please direct inquiries to the editor-elect:
Loreen N. Olson, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Studies
102 Ferguson Building
524 Highland Avenue
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC 27412
Reviewer-In-Training Program. Advanced doctoral students are invited to participate in JFC’s reviewer-in-training program. The reviewer-in-training will serve as the fourth reviewer of a manuscript. He/she will be asked to review approximately three manuscripts in an 18-month period. The editorial decision and reviews are then shared with the novice reviewer, providing the trainee the opportunity to see how his/her review compared to those of others. If the reviews are strong, constructive, and prompt, then the reviewers-in-training will become part of the ad-hoc review pool after the three review, 18-month probationary period. For questions or to participate, please contact the editor-elect.
Peer Review Statement: All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by a minimum of two anonymous referees