FCS Research Journal (FCSRJ)

About the FCSRJ

For 50 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
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • 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 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.

Submission Guidelines

Relevant topics include:

  • Apparel, Textiles & Merchandising
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Education
  • Foods & Nutrition
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Housing, Equipment & Interior Design
  • Family Studies & Human Development
  • Personal Finance & Consumer Economics
  • Professional Issues in FCS

FCSRJ Editor

Mari Borr, PhD

Professor, FCS Teacher Education
North Dakota State University

Associate Editors

Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising

  • Hae Jin Gam, University of North Texas
  • Hyo Jung Chang, Texas Tech University
  • Seung-Hee Lee, Southern Illinois University 

 Family and Consumer Sciences Education

  • Susan Turgeson, University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point

Family Studies/Human Development

  • Amanda Terrell, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Foods and Nutrition

  • Virginia Gray, California State University Long Beach
  • Alice Spangler, Ball State University

Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Kwangsoo Park, Purdue University Northwest

Housing and Interior Design

  • Kimberly Skobba, University of Georgia

Personal Finance/Consumer Economics

  • Soo Hyun Cho, California State University- Long Beach
  • Jae Min Lee, Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Kyong Tae (KT) Kim, University of Alabama

Professional Issues

  • Virginia Zuiker, University of Minnesota

Indexing/Abstracting Services

Abstract Journal of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) Current Citations Express MasterFILE - Ebsco Psychological Abstracts
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
CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts ProQuest Education Journals Standard Periodical Directory (SPD)
TOPICsearch - Ebsco VINITI Abstracts Journal


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- 2021
Sharon A. DeVaney
2021 - Present
Mari Borr