Aims and scope

The journal’s main goals are to promote and improve the understanding of the family by means of  basic and applied articles that are innovative and interdisciplinary and that focus on diverse family forms and issues concerning the individuals in the family and the family on the whole.

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies encourages multidisciplinary research and  welcomes articles from a vast range of researchers who study the family in different scientific areas, such as Psychology, Education, Sociology, Demography, Family Law. The journal publishes original, theoretical, applied and methodological contributions  that treat issues pertinent to the family, and reflect diverse approaches.  Special thematic issues will also be published in order to provide update studies on  specialized areas of family science. The journal is addressed to family scientists, practitioners, and policy specialists.

Publishable studies may address the following research areas:

  • Aging
  • Child & Parent Relationships
  • Families Across the Life Cycle
  • Family assessment, methodological and statistical advances
  • Family Diversity
  • Family Economy
  • Family-focused prevention programs
  • Family Health
  • Family Interventions
  • Family Life Education
  • Family Policy
  • Family Law
  • Family Therapy
  • Family violence and abuse
  • Gender & Family Relationships
  • Marital Enrichment
  • Marital Strengths
  • Marital and family interventions
  • Minority Families
  • Stress & Relationships
  • The family across various countries
  • The family in relation to other systems (including school, work, culture, social environment and health).