American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)

The Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences is the official publication of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

Each issue of the Journal contains the following professional and exclusive features:

  • scholarly peer-reviewed articles,
  • practical information geared toward family and consumer sciences professionals, and
  • news and information about AAFCS.


In response to member feedback, the Journal now presents more columns and articles on trends and developments in the field, best practices, resources, and opinions. The Journal features knowledge gained from the research and academic arenas and focuses on how this knowledge can be applied by practitioners in the field.

The Journal is published four times a year: Winter (late January), Spring (mid- April), Summer (mid-August), and Fall (mid-November). It is indexed by the Family Index Database, Family and Society Studies World Wide, and the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC).

Order the JFCS!

All AAFCS members receive a free subscription to the JFCS. For information about becoming an AAFCS member, please visit Learn More About Membership.

Nonmembers and institutions can subscribe to the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences by using our Publications and Products Order Form (PDF) or going to MyAAFCS. If you're only interested in having an online subscription, please visit

2016 Subscription Rates

Claim policy: Claims for undelivered copies must be made no later than 3 months following the month of publication. The publisher will supply missing copies when losses have been sustained in transit and when the reserve stock will permit. Subsequent claims for issues that have already been replaced will be replaced at the current cost per issue when reserve stock permits. Email claim requests to, fax them to 703-706-4663, or mail them to AAFCS, Journal Subscriptions, 400 N. Columbus Street, Suite 202, Alexandria, VA 22314.