Call for manuscripts
High quality manuscripts on topics relevant to today’s issues are sought from professionals in family and consumer sciences or related fields. The Forum provides an interdisciplinary audience for the presentation of research and applied research findings, programs, conceptual and programmatic innovations, and scholarly exchange in the area of family and consumer issues.
The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues (FFCI) is a national e-journal that gives Extension professionals an avenue for publishing refereed articles that fulfill Extension's mission of "Helping people put knowledge to work." Articles published in The Forum often have impacts that traditional professional and academic journals do not because The Forum appeals to a diverse audience that includes educators, professionals, and lay people.
The Forum knows no geographical boundaries. It brought an educational program originating in New Jersey to a rural county in North Carolina. An article written by a Kentucky Extension specialist changed the way lawyers in another state advise their clients. The Forum helped a nursing home in Virginia evaluate a proposed change in the way it cares for its patients. True to its mission, The Forum publishes articles that make a difference - that have "impact beyond the profession."
The Forum invites the submission of manuscripts from professionals in Family and Consumer Sciences or related fields of study. Manuscripts appropriate for publication include topics on
- family resource management and consumer issues
- food and nutrition and food safety
- human development
- legal issues
- housing and house furnishings
- environmental issues
- apparel and textiles
The following types of manuscripts are refereed by at least three Editorial Board members, reviewers, and/or professionals in the same or related field of study:
- Feature articles are informational, explanatory, or a critical analysis and interpretation of major trend
- Applied research articles have clear implications for extension and outreach educational programming
- Program articles describe research-based programs and outcomes, or describe promising programs and pilot projects
- Comprehensive reviews are indepth reviews of literature or research, with analysis
The following types of non-refereed manuscripts are screened by the editor or an associate editor:
- Perspectives is an opinion column based upon the author's viewpoints about a topic of current interest.
- Reviews is a column where the authors review educational materials, such as books, curricula, videos, audio/visual materials, Web sites, etc.
Manuscripts may be submitted electronically as an e-mail attached MS-Word compatible document or HTML file to
Jacquelyn W. McClelland, Editor-in-Chief, FFCI
or send the Microsoft Word compatible document via mail on a CD or DVD to
The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues (FFCI)
Jacquelyn W. McClelland, Editor-in-Chief
The Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7605
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7605
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