JFCS Themes

Upcoming Themes and Deadlines

The Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences editorial team appreciates that fellow colleagues are engaged with
scholarship that does not fall within identified themes, yet their research interests are very germane to the profession, and to AAFCS members. At any time, you are invited to submit papers that reflect your current FCS research initiative and that fit within FCS and the Body of Knowledge. The Editor maintains the right to place the accepted paper in the most appropriate issue.

Questions? Contact Managing Editor Debra Bass at dbass@aafcs.org



JFCS Themes for 2020 - Scholarship in the Second Century of FCS


The Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences intends to publish review articles throughout the 2020 volume year that focus on FCS and related scholarship produced during approximately the past 10 years (2009- 2019). The general purpose of each review is to synthesize FCS scholarship that has been produced during this time related to a content area.  Read more here.




JFCS Legacy Series

Contribute to the recording of the profession’s history

Do you know a living FCS professional who could be considered a legacy builder?
Are you interested in researching the legacy of someone and writing an article
for publication in the JFCS?

In the Winter 2013 (Vol. 105, 1) issue of the JFCS, the first installment of the JFCS Legacy
Series was published; it featured Elizabeth G. “Bess” Haley. It was well-received and the
editors would like to line-up several more installments of the series. Interested in
researching/interviewing/writing about the legacy builders or know someone who should be
profiled in a future issue? Please send an email to Managing Editor Debra Bass at
dbass@aafcs.org.