Read the April Issue of Journal of Marriage and Family

Plus New Early-View Articles


The April 2020 issue of Journal of Marriage and Family (JMF) is now available featuring articles on fatherhood, stepfamilies, racial and ethnic diversity in families, and marriage in Africa.

Three articles in the issue are open access to the general public. Also included is an article on Sex and Partnering in Adolescence and Young Adulthood that is part of the 2020 Decade in Review.

View the April 2020 issue of JMF


Many new early-view articles are available and the following two articles are currently free and open to the public:

Internal Migration and the Role of Intergenerational Family Ties and Life Events
Michael J. Thomas Lars Dommermuth
Published online: March 14, 2020 |

Relationship‐Based Selective Participation of Secondary Respondents in a German Multi‐Actor Panel Study
Bettina Hünteler, Martin Wetzel
Published online: March 9, 2020 |

More early-view articles available to subscribers can be found on the JMF website.


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.

To access full-text articles in other issues, JMF subscribers may visit and log in. Your username is typically the email address you have on file at NCFR. The general public may visit the journal website to view any article abstract without a login.