The Journal of Adult Development is an interdisciplinary journal covering development in early adulthood, midlife, and later adulthood. The Journal supports innovative theoretical and empirical articles that help direct the future of our field. Critical issues include the importance of life-long education, work and family changes, and physical and mental health influencing adult development. In addition, the impact of personality, emotions, cognition, and biomarkers are areas of interest. The Journal of Adult Development emphasizes the importance of interindividual differences and contextual issues influencing adult development. Interventions that promote optimal development throughout the adult life span are also welcome.

  • Peer-reviewed research on biological, psychological and socio-cultural development in young, middle, and late adulthood
  • Presents developments in basic and applied research, and quantitative and qualitative approaches to inquiry
  • Covers acquisition of moral principles; development of the ego; relationships across the lifespan, and more

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Peter Martin
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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0.608 (2018)
Impact factor
0.982 (2018)
Five year impact factor
305 days
Submission to first decision
534 days
Submission to acceptance
87,149 (2018)
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Electronic ISSN
1573-3440
Print ISSN
1068-0667
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