Journal of Marriage and Family

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Edited By: R. Kelly Raley

Impact Factor: 1.899

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 11/39 (Family Studies); 13/138 (Sociology)

Online ISSN: 1741-3737

Associated Title(s): Family Relations, Journal of Family Theory & Review



Author Guidelines


Send manuscripts or inquiries to:

Kelly Raley, Editor

Journal of Marriage and Family
Population Research Center
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station G1800
Austin, Texas 78712-0544
Office Phone: 512 471-8357
kelly.raley@austin.utexas.edu

For current submission guidelines and other information for authors and reviewers, visit the NCFR website for Journal of Marriage and Family.

 NEW: Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell’s 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/ for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

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.

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
  • NIH
  • 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.

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