USC Family Research Journal Tops Worldwide Rankings in its Category

A scientific journal started at USC has achieved the top impact score among all family research journals worldwide. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, founded by USC faculty member Ron Prinz of the Research Consortium on Children and Families, and Virginia Tech collaborator Tom Ollendick, attained an impressive impact factor of 4.22 in the respected Thomson Reuters 2013 Journal Citation Report.

Prinz was instrumental in establishing the Springer journal in 1998, and has continued as Co-Editor-in-Chief. The strong ranking of the Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review demonstrates the major contribution USC faculty members are making to child and family research around the world. This is especially impressive considering that the independent Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review was built entirely through grassroots efforts, unlike most of the other family research journals included in the report, which are connected to research societies and organizations.

Click here to learn more about the Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review and to read selected articles, including a special series on issues related to military families and the impact of war on child development and family well-being.

Impact Factor Rankings for Top Family Research Journals

4.22 Clinical Child and Family Psychology review
3.00 Journal of Marriage and the Family
1.89 Journal of Family Psychology
1.61 Family Process
1.61 Child Abuse & Neglect
1.42 Journal of Child and Family Studies
1.23 Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
0.94 Journal of Family Violence

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