Personal Relationships

Cover image for Vol. 23 Issue 4

Edited By: Julie Fitness

Impact Factor: 0.886

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 41/79 (Communication); 54/62 (Psychology Social)

Online ISSN: 1475-6811


Aims and Scope

Personal Relationships, first published in 1994, is an international, interdisciplinary journal that promotes scholarship in the field of personal relationships using a wide variety of methodologies and throughout a broad range of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, communication studies, anthropology, family studies, child development, social work, and gerontology. The subject matter and approach of Personal Relationships will be of interest to researchers, teachers, and practitioners. Manuscripts examining a wide range of personal relationships, including those between romantic or intimate partners, spouses, parents and children, siblings, classmates, coworkers, neighbors, and friends are welcome.  Typically published work focuses on attributes of individual partners in personal relationships (e.g., personality factors or social positions as influences on relationship outcomes) at all stages of the life course, interactive relationship processes (i.e., behavioral, affective, or cognitive), the internal structure of dyads and networks, and relationships in social contexts (e.g., families, workplaces, historical periods, cultures).  In addition to original qualitative or quantitative research, theoretical or methodological contributions, integrative reviews, meta-analyses, comparative or historical studies, and critical assessments of the status of the field are welcome as submissions. 


Academics, researchers, psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, and anthropologists


Adolescent, Adult, Attachment, Attraction, Bonding, Breakups, Caregiving/caregivers, Child, Co-habitation, Commitment, Communication, Conflict, Couples, Courtship, Dating, Emotion, Emotional support, Family, Friend, Friendship, Gender, Heterosexual relationships, Homosexual relationships, Human development, Infidelity, Interdependence, International, Interpersonal relationships, Intimacy, Jealousy, Journal, Kin, Kinship, Loneliness, Long-distance relationships, Love, Marital distress, Marriage, Motherhood, Older adult, Online relationships, Parent, Parenthood, Partnership, Periodical, Personal, Pregnancy, Premarital, Psychology, Relationships, Relationship risk, Relationship stress, Romance, Romantic relationships, Same-sex couples, Sexuality, Sexual attitudes, Sexual satisfaction, Siblings, Socialization, Social interaction, Social networks, Social roles, Social support, Sociology, Spouse, Stepfamilies, Trust

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