Journal of Marriage and Family Publishes 2020 Decade in Review


NCFR is pleased to present the February 2020 issue of Journal of Marriage and Family (JMF), The Decade in Review (Vol. 82, Issue 1). This sample issue is free access to the public for a full year.

JMF, published by the National Council on Family Relations, has been the leading research journal in the family field for more than 75 years and is consistently the most highly cited journal in Family Science.

Decade in Review issues serve as important markers in the field of Family Science. This is only the fifth decade in review for JMF and the 50th anniversary of the very first one, published in 1970.

JMF Editor Kristi Williams, Ph.D., writes in the issue's introduction that the goal of this decade in review was “to provide a comprehensive review of the current state of family science as articulated by leading scholars across the diversity of disciplines and perspectives active in the field.” Working extensively with the JMF editorial board, Williams and her team of deputy editors selected 21 topics for the issue and invited contributing authors for the issue (an additional essay will be published later this year in a separate issue).

These topics were organized under larger subjects that include union formation, stability, and quality; parenthood; families in context; family processes and consequences; demographic trends; and more.

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