A title history is the publication history of a journal and includes a listing of the family of related journals. The most common relationship is to a previous and/or continuing title, where a journal continues publishing with a change to its official title. Other common relationships include a journal that is a supplement to another journal, a journal that is absorbed into another journal, a journal that splits into two or more new journals, or two or more journals that merge to form a new journal. For each of these related journals, the title history lists the dates published.
The Journal of Marriage and Family (JMF), published
by the National Council on Family Relations, is the leading research journal
in the family field and has been so for over sixty years. JMF features
original research and theory, research interpretation and reviews, and critical
discussion concerning all aspects of marriage, other forms of close relationships,
and families. The Journal also publishes book reviews.
Contributors to JMF come from a diversity of fields including
anthropology, demography, economics, history, psychology, and sociology, as
well as interdisciplinary fields such as human development and family sciences. JMF publishes
original theory and research using the variety of methods reflective of the
full range of social sciences, including quantitative, qualitative, and multimethod
designs. Integrative reviews as well as reports on methodological and statistical
advances are also welcome.
JMF is issued quarterly, in February, May, August, and November
of each year. Each issue averages 284 pages in length. World wide, its circulation
is more than 6,200 copies.
The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue
available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal.
Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a
publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current
issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year
moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been
combined with another title.
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