About the Journal

Applied Family Therapy Journal is a scientific open access double-blind anonymous and open (since 2024) peer-reviewed journal publishing original articles, reviews, short communications and scientific reports of a high scientific and ethical standard in psychology, counseling and related academic disciplines. This journal is published four times per year in English by Iranian Association for Women's Studies and KMAN Publication Inc. (KMANPUB).

Since 2024, this journal only accepts and publishes articles in English and no longer publishes Persian articles.

The research fields and topics within the activity framework of the quarterly include:

  • Family counseling and couple therapy
  • Women counseling
  • Children and adolescent counseling
  • Rehabilitation counseling in the field of family
  • Marriage and youth counseling
  • Divorce counseling
  • Children and adolescent counseling
  • Counseling about addiction in the family

Types of accepted papers include:

  • Original articles                   
  • Clinical reports
  • Scientific reviews

Applied Family Therapy Journal is indexed by the Google Scholars. The manuscripts are submitted electronically via the journal website, and after confirmation by the editorial board are sent for peer review by 3 expert reviewers and published following scientific and language editing. The submitted manuscripts are precisely scrutinized and the ones with the highest scientific quality are selected and published in the shortest space of time.

Publication Information
AFTJ publishes four issues per year, with occasional special issues coming in addition.

Director in Charge: Dr. Seyed Ali Darbani
Editor-in-chief: Dr. Shokoh Navabinejad
Publisher: KMAN Publication Inc. (KMANPUB)
Email: aftjournal@gmail.com  /  

Open Access Statement
Applied Family Therapy Journal (AFTJ) is committed to immediate and real open access for academic work. All the original articles, technical briefs, and review papers published in this journal are free to access immediately from the date of publication. There are no author charges (commonly known as APCs) prior to publication and no charge for any reader to download articles and reviews for their own scholarly use.

Copyright and License Agreement

Creative Commons License

Authors retain unrestricted copyrights and publishing rights. The author has complete control over the work . This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

The workings of the Creative Commons: BY-NC License, as stated on the Creative Commons website, is defined as below:

"This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms."

The authors retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions.

Similarity Check

At AFTJ, we uphold the highest standards of academic integrity and rigor. To ensure the originality and quality of all submitted manuscripts, we utilize iThenticate, a leading plagiarism detection tool. All manuscripts undergo a thorough similarity check through iThenticate's advanced algorithms, helping us maintain the integrity of scholarly research and adhere to ethical publishing practices.

Repository and Archiving Policies

Authors are permitted to deposit all the following versions of their paper in an institutional or subject repository without any embargo.
- Preprint
- Author's Accepted Manuscript
- Published article (Version of Record)

The journal's website deposit all mentioned versions.

*The contents are archived and preserved at LOCKSS and CLOCKSS

Therefore, the articles will be available at the mentioned website in case they get removed from the journal website for any reason and the files remain permanently on that websites.