© 2015 National Council on Family Relations
Family Relations publishes applied articles that are original, innovative and interdisciplinary and that focus on diverse families and family issues. Audiences include educators in academic and community settings, researchers with an applied or evaluation focus, family practitioners, and family policy specialists. Appropriate articles include empirically based applied research, educational philosophies or practices, critical syntheses of relevant substantive areas, program evaluations, curriculum development and assessment, issues in the discipline, professional development, basic research with clearly articulated implications for practice and policy, and educational practice.
GENERAL: Manuscripts must be submitted online. For complete detailed instructions on uploading your manuscript, please visit the Family Relations online submission site (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/fr) and log on. If you need assistance select “get help”. Once logged on select author center, and then select “submit a new manuscript.” If you do not have a user ID, click the “create an account” icon and follow the online instructions. Any major word processing software may be used, and both DOS-based and Macintosh operating systems are acceptable. Authors with no Internet connection should contact the Editorial Office. The author checklists must be completed during the submission process. Copyright assignment is a condition of publication, and papers will not be passed to the Publisher unless copyright has been assigned. A link to the appropriate copyright form can be found online during the submission process. However, authors should not submit a copyright form until their manuscript has been accepted for publication.
Complete instructions for preparing and submitting manuscripts online are provided at the submission site and at http://www.ncfr.org/journals/family_relations/home.asp. There also is an online tutorial available at Scholar One Online Users Guide. If you need further assistance, please contact the editorial office via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please follow the appropriate APA 6th edition format when submitting manuscripts online. In addition, it is vital that manuscripts submitted online are prepared for blind review. A $25 processing fee also will be collected at the time of submission.
For authors signing current licensing/copyright agreement
Note to Contributors on Deposit of Accepted Version
Authors are permitted to self-archive the peer-reviewed (but not final) version of the Contribution on the Contributor’s personal website, in the Contributor’s company/institutional repository or archive, and in certain not for profit subject-based repositories such as PubMed Central as listed at the following website: http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html, subject to an embargo period of 12 months for scientific, technical and medical (STM) journals and 24 months for social science and humanities (SSH) journals following publication of the final Contribution.
There are separate arrangements with certain funding agencies governing reuse of this version as set forth at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.
The Contributor may not update the accepted version or replace it with the published Contribution.
For authors choosing OnlineOpen
Choosing OnlineOpen makes your article open access and freely available to all on Wiley Online Library, including those who don’t subscribe to the journal. OnlineOpen fulfills funding agency mandates that require grantees to archive the final version of their article. Wiley will also deposit your OnlineOpen article in PubMed Central and PMC mirror sites.
The cost for OnlineOpen is usually US$3,000, which can be paid by the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution.
Copyright and open access licenses
Authors choosing OnlineOpen will retain copyright in their articles and will be offered a choice of creative commons licenses.
- All Research Councils UK (RCUK), Wellcome Trust and Austrian Science Fund (FWF) funded authors will be directed to the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY).
- All other authors (non- RCUK and Wellcome Trust funded authors) are free to choose a CC-BY, Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC-BY-NC), or Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND) license.
For more information about open access license terms and conditions click here.
Compliant with funder mandates - Open Access policies
OnlineOpen is fully compliant with open access mandates – meeting the requirements of funding organizations where these apply, including but not limited to:
- Research Councils UK: MRC, BBSRC, AHRC, ESRC, EPSRC, NERC, STFC
- The Wellcome Trust
- Austrian Science Fund
- Telethon Italy
- The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
For more information on funder mandates and open access policies please click here.
Obtaining a CC license agreement to sign
As the author, you can decide to publish your article with open access once it has been accepted for publication.
After acceptance please inform the journal’s editorial office that you want your article to be OnlineOpen so they can provide you with the appropriate CC license agreement to sign to publish your article under a Creative Commons license and please complete the payment of an open access publication fee of US$3000 via the OnlineOpen Form.
Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.
TABLES: Formatting for tables must follow the guidelines listed at http://www.ncfr.com/journals/family_relations/submit/tables.asp
Online production tracking is now available for your article through Author Services.
Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/default.asp for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.