Journal of Family Life was created to continue the path-breaking work of the Emory Center on Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL), which is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The journal is available only online. It is both scholarly and sophisticated, offering general-interest articles and creative works dealing with how modern families (with an emphasis on the American family) make and transmit meaning in their lives as families through story, myth, ritual and celebration.
Unlike traditional academic journals, Journal of Family Life does not publish issues and editions. Rather, content is added to the journal Web site as it is ready for publication. The newest material may be found on the journal's homepage. Archived content can easily be found if you browse by subject area (such as memory), content type (such as poem or research article), contributor (author) or date (when it was published).
The journal, based at Emory University, is interdisciplinary in scope, and will consider submissions from any field or perspective that we judge to help illuminate the meanings that emerge from the lives of modern families. An editorial board reviews submissions, which can be text-based or image-based, including video. Traditional scholarship will be complemented by relevant creative works of fiction.
The journal is free and available to anyone through the internet.
The editor is Emory University Professor of Psychology Marshall Duke.
Managing editor is Elizabeth Kurylo.