Journal of Marriage and Family Releases Special Issue on Transformative Family Scholarship


NCFR's Journal of Marriage and Family (JMF) has published a special issue (Vol. 84, Issue 5) on the theme of promoting anti-racist family scholarship, part of a series across NCFR's three flagship journals. Many of the issue's articles are open access to the public. Once published, all three special issues will be compiled into a single volume.

JMF invited submissions on the topic of Transformative Family Scholarship: Theory, Practice, and Research at the Intersection of Families, Race, and Social Justice. This special issue focuses on scholarship using cutting-edge theory, research, and practices to investigate racial injustice and confront White supremacy within the context of the family. Dawn M. Dow, Ph.D., April Few-Demo, Ph.D., and Deadric T. Williams, Ph.D., served as guest editors. Their introduction gives an overview of the the dominant themes cross-cutting the 13 articles, including parenting, racial stratification, health and economic well-being, and racial identity. The guest editors further invite scholars who use critical theoretical approaches to continue their efforts and consider JMF as a potential publication outlet for their research. The full introduction is open access to the public. Read it here.

View the table of contents for the special issue.


JMF 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. JMF features original research using the variety of theoretical perspectives and methods reflective of the full range of social sciences, including quantitative, qualitative, and multi-method designs; research interpretation; and critical discussion concerning all aspects of marriage, other forms of close relationships, and families, viewed broadly and inclusively. The journal also publishes brief reports.