Style Guide

APA Style Guide

Beginning in 2017, The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues (FFCI) adopted the APA Style Guide. Prepare the entire manuscript according to the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, currently the 6th Edition. The Purdue University Online Writing Lab also maintains information on the APA guidelines. All aspects of the manuscript, including text headings, citations, references, tables, figures, and appendixes should adhere to the APA style guide.

Articles published from journal inception through 2016 followed the Chicago Manual of Style. When viewing earlier articles be aware that these earlier articles follow a style guide no longer followed for publication in FFCI.

The manuscript should not contain any author identification. Reference and in-text citations for author(s) prior published works should be cited as “Blinded for review.”

Manuscript Order:
Abstract (not to exceed 150 words. Include suggested keywords for use in indexing)
Appendixes (if any)
Tables (start each on a separate page)
Figures (start each on a separate page)

Font: 12-point Times New Roman
Spacing: Double spacing

The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues (FFCI) is written for presentation on the Web. Keep in mind that a Web page may be viewed on a variety of devices using a wide variety of browsers. The settings on these devices and browsers can affect the way a Web page is presented.

NOTE: It is essential that articles published in FFCI conform to NC State Web page accessibility regulation. All information (text, tables, graphics, image, multimedia) must be made accessible to persons with disabilities.