Welcome to the Forum

Impact Beyond The Profession

The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues (FFCI) is a refereed e-journal that is designed to enhance knowledge about matters of current interest to professionals in the fields of family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth development. In addition to Extension professionals, our readers include practitioners in health care, dietetics, nursing home administration, other service agencies, students, the general public, and others.

Articles published in FFCI further the mission of Cooperative Extension by facilitating the transfer and application of research/evidence-based knowledge to bring impact beyond the profession.

About the Forum

Read about the types of articles we review and publish. Learn about our editorial and review board. Get acquainted with professionals in Family and Consumer Sciences to get you published.


Learn how to compose your manuscripts for publication with our document guidelines. Our style guidelines and manuscript preparation rules will give you a head start on submission of your publication.

Call for Manuscripts

The Editorial Board invites the submission of manuscripts from professionals in the fields of family and consumer sciences, in 4-H youth development, and in related fields of study. The types of manuscripts accepted fall under the following categories:

  • Feature Articles
  • Applied Research Articles
  • Program Articles
  • Comprehensive Review
  • Perspective Articles
  • Reviews

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