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Current Issue: March 2017 (Volume 45, Issue 3)

  • How Human Ecology Students Choose a Major
  • The Integration of Service-Learning Research into a Community Nutrition Course
  • Development of Food Group Books for Three- and Four-Year Old Children
  • Assessing Students' Perceived Success in Attainmnet of Course Objectives in a Retail Merchandising Class
  • Knowledge and Practice: Implications for Cash and Credit Management Behaviors
  • Parents' Influence on Retirement Planning in Malaysia
  • Best Paper Awards and the Emerging Scholar Award for 2016
  • Book Review: $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
  • Book Review: Consumer Economics: Issues and Behaviors
  • Book Review: There is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow


About the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal (FCSRJ)


For over 35 years, the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal (FCSRJ) has been the periodical of choice for specialists in every segment of the field. A major vehicle for the dissemination of new research, the FCSRJ covers the richness, diversity, and interdisciplinarity that characterize family and consumer sciences today. From consumerism, human development, and family studies to housing, technology, nutrition, and textiles, the FCSRJ keeps you up-to-date on this complex and vital field. Each refereed article in the FCSRJ includes cutting-edge relevant research as well as practical information for family and consumer sciences professionals and practitioners. And whether you're a researcher, scholar, student, or professional, you'll appreciate the scope and depth of current research in such areas as:

  • Family Financial Management
  • FCS Education
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Housing and Equipment
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Professional Issues
  • Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising


Through original research and scholarly articles, the FCSRJ examines areas of specialization within the field that impact and influence your particular spheres of interest.

Order the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal (FCSRJ)

The FCSRJ is published four times a year by Wiley-Blackwell. If you are an AAFCS member, log into MyAAFCS to add the FCSRJ as an optional journal subscription or contact AAFCS at 800-424-8080 to subscribe. The special member rate of $45 offers a 70% savings compared to the non-member rates.

If you are not a member, visit Wiley-Blackwell at to place your order.


FCSRJ Board Members

Editorial Board



Dr. Sharon A. DeVaney

Purdue University

Associate Editors/Board Members

Human Relations and Family Development


Dr. Robert Griffore

Michigan State University

Dr. Michael Merten Oklahoma State University



Food and Nutrition

Dr. Alice Spangler

Ball State University



FCS Education

Dr. Mari Borr

North Dakota State University



Housing, Interior
Design and Equipment

Dr. Lucy Delgadillo

Utah State University



Family Financial Management

Dr. Tansel Yilmazer

The Ohio State University

Dr. Rui Yao

University of Missouri - Columbia

Textile, Apparel and Merchandising

Dr. Jihyun Kang

Texas State University, San Marcos

Dr. Young-A Lee Iowa State University
Professional Issues  
Dr. Robert Nielsen University of Georgia



Other Board Members



Dr. Yuri Lee

Seoul National University, Korea

Dr. Ingrid Ute Leonhaeuser Justus Lieibig University, Germany



Dr. Claudia Peck-Heath

University of Kentucky

Dr. Youn-Kyung (Lydia) Kim University of Tennessee-Knoxville



Dr. Donna Pendergast

Griffith University, Australia



Dr. Kaija Turkki

University of Helsinki, Finland



Dr. Ruben P. Viramontez –Aguiano

University of Colorado-Denver



Dr. Rick Widdows Purdue University
Dr. Robert Griffore Michigan State University
Dr. Jinhee Kim University of Maryland

List of All FCSRJ Editors (Past and Present)
Visit FCSRJ Editors.


AAFCS Board of Directors
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Indexing/Abstracting Services

Abstract Journal of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)
CAB Abstracts Database
Corporate ResourceNET - Ebsco
CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Current Citations Express
ERIC Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE)
Family & Society Studies Worldwide
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
MasterFILE - Ebsco
PAIS International
Periodical Abstracts - ProQuest
ProQuest Education Complete
ProQuest Education Journals
Psychological Abstracts
Social Services Abstracts
Sociological Abstracts
Standard Periodical Directory (SPD)
TOPICsearch - Ebsco
VINITI Abstracts Journal


Submission Guidelines

Click here to download a copy of the submission guidelines for the FCSRJ. You may also visit the Wiley website at for submission guidelines and information on other issues. Relevant topics may include:

Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Foods and Nutrition
Housing, Equipment and Interior Design
Family Studies and Human Development
Personal Finance and Consumer Economics
Professional Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences


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