Aim and scope
For almost three decades, the Zeitschrift für Familienforschung | Journal of Family Research has been publishing original research on theoretical, empirical and methodological issues with regard to all aspects and stages of living in families and intimate relationships over the life course as well as the interrelations between family and society.
It is the Journal’s aim to encourage and promote interdisciplinary discussion on all family-related research issues, critical assessment of the current state of the art, and innovative approaches on investigating family life.
Researchers and other professionals engaged in family-related issues: sociologists, psychologists, political scientists, economists, legal scholars, social workers, professionals in political consulting and NGOs, and decision-makers in politics and public welfare.
From 2019 onwards, the Journal of Family Research publishes articles in English language only. Submissions in German language will no longer be accepted. However, because of its tradition in the German speaking countries, titles, abstracts and keywords of the research papers will be provided in German language, too.
Frequency and modes of publication
The Journal is published three times a year (April, September, December). Both regular and special issues are available in print and online via the publisher’s website. 24 months after initial publication, full-text search and downloading can be accessed free of charge via the Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR).
The Journal is published under the sponsorship of the State Institute for Family Research at the University of Bamberg (ifb).
Publisher: Barbara Budrich Publishers, Opladen, Berlin & Toronto
ISSN (print) 1437-2940
ISSN (online) 2196-2154
Impact factor (2017): 0.189
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking 2017: 46/46 (Family Studies)
Current process times
Submission – acceptance: approx. 6.5 months
Acceptance – publication: approx. 3 months
Abstracting and Indexing Services
These Abstracting and Indexing services have been made available for retrieving information on the Journal’s content by providing metadata and abstracts: Web of Science/SSCI (Thomson Reuters), ProQuest/CSA, Scopus (Elsevier)/SCImago, and GESIS: Solis – Sozialwissenschaftliches Literaturinformationssystem.