Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Family Sciences (JFS) focuses on the studies of family functions, family development, interaction and communication in family, family transition and globalization, gender analysis in family, family coping strategy in any situation, family empowerments, family well-being, marital satisfaction, and any related topics. The findings provided in the paper are expected to enrich the studies of family in Indonesia and to be the input for related parties to strengthen family function as a social institution.


Section Policies


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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Publication Frequency

Journal of Family Sciences is published two times a year, on June and December

1. Dr. Ir. Herien uspitawati, M.Sc,


How to Regiser

  1. Author should register through the following address: http://jurnal.ipb.ac.id/index.php/jfs/user/register
  2. Author should fulfill the form, especially on the star mark. On the Confirmation Register section, please give your selection as author, reviewer, or both of them.   After the form is filled, click on "Register" to process the registration.
  3. Please go to User Home and select your role as Author. In Active Submission, click on "Click here: to go to step one of the five-step submission process".
  4. These are the five-step submission process:
  • Step 1. Starting the Submission On the Journal Section, select the appropriate section of journal, i.e. Articles. Author has to check-mark on the submission checklists. Author is able to give brief information to Editor about the submitted manuscript on the Comment form.  Please click on the "Save and continue" button to go to the further step.
  • Step 2. Entering the Submission's Metadata. 
    Author should enter metadata of all authors engaged in the writing process. The information of manuscript title, abstract, and keywords must be filled in the textbox.
  • Step 3. Uploading the Submission
    To upload manuscript to this journal, author should click Browse to find the manuscript file on the hard drive. Choose the file and click Upload button. Once the submission is uploaded, click Save and Continue on the bottom of this page.
  • Step 4. Uploading Supplementary Files
    The supplementary file should be uploaded is form A, consisting of Statement of Originality and Copyright Release Form. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the file, click on Upload button, and click on Save and Continue.
  • Step 5. Confirming the Submission
    Author has to check that all documents are complete. To submit the manuscript to Journal of Family Sciences, click Finish Submission button. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgement by email and will be able to view the submission's progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.
Author is able to trace the submission manuscript status including manuscript review and editorial process by logging in to the journal web.


Publication Ethic


Online Submission

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Registration and login are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions.


Screening Plagiarism

  1. Plagiarism screening will be conducted using Turnitin application system. Turnitin creates tools for K-12 and higher education that improve writing and prevent plagiarism. (http://turnitin.com/). 
  2. Plagiarism screening will also be conducted using Grammarly.


Manuscript Authenticity Statement


Charge Policy

Journal of Family Sciences does not charge any fee for submission, article processing, and publication of articles.