FCS Research Journal

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 http://ordering.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/subs.asp?ref=1552-3934&doi=10.1002/(ISSN)1552-3934 to place your order.

Indexing/Abstracting Services

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Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA) E-psyche PAIS International PsycINFO
CAB Abstracts Database ERIC Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE) Periodical Abstracts - ProQuest Social Services Abstracts
Corporate ResourceNET - Ebsco Family & Society Studies Worldwide ProQuest Education Complete Sociological Abstracts
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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 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1552-3934/homepage/ForAuthors.html 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

Editorial Team

FCSRJ EditorDr. Sharon A. DeVaney - Purdue University

Associate Editors

Family Studies/Human 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. Kim Skobba - University of Georgia

Personal Finance/Consumer Economics

Dr. Rui Yao - University of Missouri - Columbia

Textile, Apparel and Merchandising

Dr. Jiyun Kang - Texas State University, San Marcos

Dr. Young-A Lee - Iowa State University

Dr. Hae Jin Gam - Illinois State University

Professional Issues

Dr. Soo Hyun Cho - California State University Long Beach


Editorial Board

Sharon A. DeVaney, Editor, Purdue University

Lucy Delgadillo, Utah State University

Robert Griffore, Michigan State University

Claudia J. Heath, University of Kentucky

Jinhee Kim, University of Maryland

Youn-Kyung Kim, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Robert Nielsen, University of Alabama

Yuri Lee, Seoul National University, Korea

Ingrid-Ute Leonhauser, Justus Liebig University, Germany

Donna Pendergast, Griffith University, Australia

Kaija Turkki, University of Helsinki, Finland

Rick Widdows, Purdue University

Ruben Viramontez-Anguiano, University of Colorado-Denver

Editors (Past & Present)

Years of Service
Name of Editor
Geitel Winakor
Joan Gordon
S. J. Ritchey

S. J. Ritchey & Rebecca P. Lovingood

John C. McCullers
Stephen R. Jorgensen
Rodney M. Cate
Wendy L. Way
Jane E. Workman
Joan McFadden
2009- Present  
Sharon A. DeVaney