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Families, Relationships and Societies

An international journal of research and debate


Esther Dermott,
University of Bristol, UK 


Manik Deepak-Gopinath
Open University, UK

Sara Eldén
Lund University, Sweden

Elena Moore
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Editor at large

Lynn Jamieson
University of Edinburgh, UK

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Impact factor and ranking

2020 IF: 0.759 (2yr), 1.084 (5yr)

Ranked 43rd out of 47 in Family Studies

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Print: 2046-7435
Online: 2046-7443

February, May, August and November

About the journal

Families, Relationships and Societies (FRS) is a vibrant social science journal advancing scholarship and debates in the field of families and relationships. It explores family life, relationships and generational issues across the life course. Bringing together a range of social science perspectives, with a strong policy and practice focus, it is also strongly informed by sociological theory and the latest methodological approaches. The title 'Families, Relationships and Societies' encompasses the fluidity, complexity and diversity of contemporary social and personal relationships and their need to be understood in the context of different societies and cultures. Read more