The International Journal of Sociology of the Family is a peer-reviewed journal. Submitted manuscripts should contain some definable contribution to title fund of social scientific knowledge of marriage and the family. Short and quality articles (preferably not to exceed 30 typed double spaced pages) including footnotes and references would be preferable to long ones. The final criteria would be quality over quantity, excellence over mediocrity, and originality over redundancy. Manuscripts are evaluated by the editor and selected referees.