Do you want to have a major impact on the field of family practice, policy, and research? Please  consider applying to be the next editor of Family Process. Family Process is a peer-reviewed,  multidisciplinary, international journal that publishes research, training, and theoretical  contributions in the broad area of families, family therapy, practice, policy, and systems theory.  The journal is published quarterly. The Family Process Institute would like to select the next  editor by October 2022. This person will serve as Editor Elect for one year, and then become  Editor as of January 1, 2024. The term of the editor is four years, with the potential of one  renewal. If interested, please send the following materials in ONE pdf file: a letter detailing  your relevant experience and your vision for the journal, your CV, and three letters of  recommendation to Laurie Burnside at by December 31,  2021. 

Editor Responsibilities: 

  1. Editorial Policy: Develop and carry out editorial policies in line with the overall mission of  the Family Process Institute, under the advice and consent of the Board. 
  2. Manuscript Management: Manage the solicitation for, receipt of, and review of all  manuscripts submitted for publication. This includes wide-spread dissemination of a  “Call for Papers” to multiple disciplines, initial review of submissions for appropriateness,  assignment of Advisory or Ad Hoc Editor reviewers, tracking reviewer responses, making  final selections for publication, and forwarding selected manuscripts for technical  editing. 
  3. Website and Electronic Media: Oversee all content present on Wiley’s Family Process  journal website and of content directly related to the journal on the Family Process  Institute’s website. Oversee the process of disseminating journal content in electronic  media. 
  4. Associate Editors: Identify and recruit candidates for Associate Editor positions. Submit  candidates to the Board of Directors for review, and appoint Associate Editors following  approval of the Board of Directors. Supervise the activities of the Associate Editors. 
  5. Quality: Maintain the quality and diversification of manuscripts selected for publication  consistent with established Family Process Institute standards. 
  6. Reviewers: Maintain a scholarly and diversified review Board of Advisory and Ad Hoc  Editors for peer review of all manuscripts submitted. Identify, recruit, and appoint  Advisory Editors. Terminate appointments of Advisory Editors when appropriate. Report  all appointments and terminations of Advisory Editors to the Board of Directors. 
  7. Editorials: Author editorials for issues as appropriate.
  8. Spokesperson: Comment and/or act as the spokesperson for Family Process journal,  when appropriate, on all editorial content issues. 
  9. Assistance: Arrange for appropriate clerical assistance to carry out editorial  responsibilities. Submit budget requirements for clerical assistance to the Board of  Directors for approval. Approved costs for clerical assistance will be paid by Family  Process Institute. 
  10. Report to Board: Attend meetings of the Board and provide periodic reports to the  Board summarizing the status of journal activities over the past year and plans for the  coming year. 

Family Process Institute (FPI) 

As an independent, multidisciplinary, transnational organization, we assert equal rights and just treatment of all individuals, regardless of race, nationality, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, language, age, and ability. We dedicate ourselves to promoting an inclusive and socially just world by developing and exchanging new theory, research, applied practice and policy related to diverse families and systems. 

FPI seeks to be a global voice for scholarly work and to shape future directions for research,  policy, and practice toward ameliorating suffering and enhancing the lives of individuals,  couples and families through our journal, Family Process. Our partner, Wiley, publishes Family  Process, distinguished as among the first in the field of family therapy. With over six decades of  contribution, Family Process has distinguished itself as the leading voice in family research,  practice, and policy under the current editorial leadership of Dr. Jay Lebow. Family Process has  an international readership and publishes all abstracts in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.  Additionally, one article per issue is translated into Spanish. As a global journal, we provide the  following DE&I statement: 

Family Process is committed to providing an inclusive and global conversation on individuals,  couples, families, and communities. We publish scholarship that seeks to magnify the richness  and multiplicity of the human experience in various contexts comparatively and globally. We  seek authors from different institutional affiliations, diverse social identities and locations, and  different stages of their professional careers. We especially encourage scholars from groups  often marginalized and historically underrepresented (e.g., race, nationality, ethnicity, gender  identity, or other protected or marginalized characteristics). We advocate for inclusion and  challenge inequity. We strive for neutrality and gender balance by advocating authors’ use of  plural nouns (e.g., they/them/their) and bias-free languages such as those provided by the  American Psychological Association ( free-language).” 

For more information regarding the Family Process Institute and the Journal, Family Process,  please check out our website: