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


The Journal of Family & Sciences can be an outlet for research, commentary, and practical solutions generated by FCS professionals during this pandemic. We intend to dedicate journal issues to this topic in 2021.

A variety of articles are welcome:

  • Scholarship articles
  • Practice and Strategy pieces
  • Reflections (opinions)

View Current Theme information:

Click here to read Call for Submissions for the FCS and The Pandemic Theme Issues. 
Click here to read Call for Submissions for the History of the FCS Profession.

To submit:

Review the Submission Guidelines and submit as soon as possible.

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