About Families in Society
Now in its 94th year, Families in Society is the oldest and one of the most respected professional journals in North America on social work and related social and human services. Founded by social casework pioneer Mary Richmond in 1920, the journal has had four titles: The Family (1920-1946), The Journal of Social Casework (1947-1949), Social Casework (1950-1989), and Families in Society (1990 to present).
Families in Society focuses on the art, science, and practice of social work and provides a trusted forum to explore and share ideas and concepts in social services. A core publication in social work scholarship, Families in Society reflects the broad array of issues, conditions, and problems that apply to individuals, families, communities, and society. Readers are informed of significant trends and techniques through articles on research and theory, direct-practice issues, and the delivery and management of services.
Families in Society is one of five journals that routinely comprise the “core of the social work journal network” with exemplary information on social work education and research.* Social Work Abstracts, published by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press), also designates Families in Society as a core social work journal. The journal is consistently rated highly with key audiences through various surveys on overall quality, editorial diversity, and publishing productivity.
Families in Society is a trusted forum for addressing the interests, activities, knowledge, and concerns of social service and human service professionals in direct practice as well as associates in management, supervision, policy and planning, social work education, and social work research.
About the Alliance for Children and Families
Families in Society is published by the Alliance for Children and Families. The Alliance is a national membership association which provides effective resources and leadership to nonprofit child and family serving and economic empowerment organizations.** Motivated by a vision of a healthy society and strong communities, the Alliance works to strengthen America’s nonprofit sector, and through advocacy assures the sector’s continued independence.
*Sellers, S.L., et al. (2006). Perceptions of Professional Social Work Journals: Findings From a National Survey, Journal of Social Work Education.
Baker, D.R. (1992). A structural analysis of the social work journal network, Journal of Social Service Research.
Furr, L.A. (1995). The relative influence of social work journals: Impact factors vs. core influence, Journal of Social Work Education.
**Publication of a signed editorial or of an article in the journal does not imply endorsement of its contents by the Alliance for Children and Families or any Alliance member organization.
Readership. 1600 paid. More than 75% of the circulation comes from institutions, including service agencies and educational libraries. Approximately 20% of the paid subscriptions are from international sources with readers in all corners of the globe. The journal has wide-ranging content and appeals to practitioners, educators, and allied professionals.
Online Services and Content. The official website is Families in Society Online www.FamiliesInSociety.org. The site includes online ordering, author guidelines, copyright and permissions forms, publisher resources, advertising rate card, and general information.
Subscriptions. Institution, Nonprofit Agency, and Individual subscriptions for United States, Canada, and international readers are available in bundled print/online and online-only for one, two, and three year terms. Online access is administered via IP address registration or password. U.S. rates for 1-year bundled print/online: Institution $315; Nonprofit Agency $286; Individual $65. Canada rates: add $30/year. International rates: add $60/year. Additional rates available: www.FamiliesInSociety.org/Subscriptions.asp. Back volumes add 20% above current rates. All rates are in U.S. funds.
Claims. Subscriber requests for replacement of copies must arrive within 3 months (U.S. and Canada) or 6 months (international) of publication. Claims must be made via e-mail: Claims@FamiliesInSociety.org.
Abstracts and Indices. Abstracts and articles from 1980 to present are available at www.FamiliesInSociety.org. FIS is abstracted and indexed in: Academic Search Premier, CSA/Sociological Abstracts, Current Contents, Expanded Academic Index, Family Service Abstracts, Family Studies Abstracts, InfoTrac™, National Information Services Corporation (NISC), PsychINFO, Social Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Abstracts, Social Sciences Index, Social Services Abstracts, Social Work Abstracts, Violence & Abuse Abstracts. In Europe: Applied Social Science Index and Abstracts, Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts, Social Care Online.
Copyright and Copying. FIS content is subject to copyright, database protection, and other publisher rights under the laws of the United States. Permission is granted to quote from this journal in professional works with the customary acknowledgment of the source. Beyond use permitted by §107 and §108 of the U.S. Copyright Law, recompiling, publication, or republication of content, in any form, may be done only with specific permission from the publisher via the Copyright Clearance Center (www.copyright.com). Copying for general distribution, for advertising or promotional purposes, for creating new collective works, or for resale is permitted only under specific license from the publisher. No material from FIS may be used for service bureau redistribution or document delivery services.
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Publisher. Families in Society (print ISSN 1044-3894; electronic ISSN 1945-1350) is published quarterly by the Alliance for Children and Families. (Each volume spans January–December.) Editorial office and publisher address: 11700 West Lake Park Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53224-3099, USA. Nonprofit periodicals postage paid at Milwaukee, WI, and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: send address changes to the above address.