Family Process

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Edited By: Jay Lebow

Impact Factor: 2.187

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 8/43 (Family Studies); 41/121 (Psychology Clinical)

Online ISSN: 1545-5300


Aims and Scope

Family Process is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing original articles, including theory and practice, philosophical underpinnings, qualitative and quantitative clinical research, and training in couple and family therapy, family interaction, and family relationships with networks and larger systems.

Since its inception over four decades ago, Family Process has become a major resource for mental health and social service professionals who are seeking cutting edge research and clinical ideas about family and systems theory and practice.

  • The editorial advisory board comprises outstanding thinkers, researchers and practitioners drawn from an international arena, reflecting our intention and capacity to publish articles with world wide relevance.

  • Articles are expected to be both scholarly and accessible, and written in jargon-free prose.

  • The journal strives for a dynamic interaction between theory/practice and research, such that articles on theory and practice inform future research, and research articles contribute to the development of meaningful theory and practice.

  • The Family Process Institute web site,, promotes an open forum for interactive dialogue based on journal content.

  • Guidelines for submissions to Family Process may be found by clicking on the 'For Authors' link on the left, as well as in every issue of the journal.


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