Research Journal

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The Texas Family & Consumer Sciences Journal is a refereed professional publication. It has two issues: Research Issue and State Conference Proceedings Issue. The opinions expressed by authors are theirs and do not necessarily reflect the policies of the AAFCS-TX Affiliate.

Subscription Information
The Texas Family & Consumer Sciences Journal is published annually in an electronic format by AAFCS-TX. Subscriptions may be obtained in conjunction with AAFCS/AAFCS-TX membership, dues being $145 annually for active professionals. Nonmember, library, and institution subscription rates are $20. Information concerning subscriptions and mailings should be sent to the VP Academic Affairs.


The 2018 edition of the TAFCS RESEARCH JOURNAL will be published in fall 2018. The purpose of the journal is to communicate research findings to Family and Consumer Sciences professionals. Implications of the research for these professionals should be emphasized in the manuscripts. Authors should discuss the meaning of the results for practitioners and researchers as well as how the results may be used.  A $30.00 publications fee will be required at the time of final revision for each accepted manuscript.

Manuscripts may focus on the profession or one of the AAFCS Divisions; they may also be interdisciplinary. Members are encouraged to submit manuscripts for the 2018 TAFCS RESEARCH JOURNAL in any of the following categories:

  • Brief Reports
  • Reviews of Literature
  • Abstracts of Research Published by National Refereed Journals
  • Listings of Research in Progress
  • Other Formats

General Guidelines:  Only current members of AAFCS may submit manuscripts.  Secondary authors eligible for AAFCS membership must also be current members.  For interdisciplinary research proposals, the principle investigator must be an AAFCS member.  Brief Reports should not have been published previously inthe TAFCS RESEARCH. However, different proposals (following the correct format for each) must be submitted by the appropriate deadlines for the meeting and for the Journal.

Publication Formatting Guidelines

Submit manuscripts via email to Jay Yoo, VP Academic Affairs, by June 30th, 2018.  Type “TAFCS Journal Submission” in the email subject heading.  Attach the following:  (1) the title page, and (2) the manuscript with author’s name removed.  JPG or PDF illustrations or graphics may be separate attachments.  If submitting more than one manuscript, please send separate emails for each submission.  If you do not receive confirmation of receipt within three days of emailing your manuscript, or for detailed guidelines for submission, contact Dr. Yoo at the above email address or call his office at (254) 710-3630. 

Last updated: March 22, 2018 at 16:47 pm