Instructions for Authors and Reviewers

Instructions to Authors

Submission Guidelines 

  • Submit manuscripts to the editor, Silvia Bartolic by email.
  • There is a $20 US manuscript submission fee.  See link to paypal at the bottom of this page 
  • Papers are considered for publication with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not under consideration by any other publication.
  • All research studies should indicate the protection of confidentiality of human participants.
  • The title page should contain title, author(s), institutional affiliation, and contact information. Remove all author-identifying information from subsequent pages.
  • Prior to publication in FSR, all authors must sign a copyright agreement.
  • Have questions? Contact Silvia Bartolic, Editor, Family Science

Manuscript preparation 

  • Family Science Review  follows the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) general guidelines for manuscript preparation. Additional information is available at
  • Double-space all parts of the MS, including text, headings, abstract, references, and tables.
  • Use Microsoft Word and 12-point font.
  • Keep tables and figures to a minimum. Provide a title for each table; cite table within text, and indicate placement.
  • Use footnotes sparingly.
  • Abstract, text, references, tables, figures, and appendices should not exceed thirty manuscript pages, or 6,000 words.
  • The abstract should have a maximum of 150 words.
  • Include the doi of each of the items listed in the reference list
  • Include  three keywords" immediately following the abstract
  • At the point of publication, authors may make only minor corrections.
  • Books for review should be sent to Silvia Bartolic,

Information for Reviewers

Before beginning a review, please consider reading the following articles:

            How to review a Journal Article

            Reviewing Manuscripts for Peer Reviewed Journals

Manuscript Submission Fee Payment through Paypal

Thank you for submitting your manuscript to Family Science Review.