Journal of Youth and Adolescence provides a single, high-level medium of communication for psychologists, psychiatrists, biologists, criminologists, educators, and professionals in many other allied disciplines who address the subject of youth and adolescence. The journal publishes papers based on quantitative analyses, theoretical papers, and comprehensive review articles. The journal especially welcomes empirically rigorous papers that take policy implications seriously. Research need not have been designed to address policy needs, but manuscripts must address implications for the manner society formally (e.g., through laws, policies or regulations) or informally (e.g., through parents, peers, and social institutions) responds to the period of youth and adolescence. 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again.

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  • Roger J. R. Levesque
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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3.259 (2018)
Impact factor
4.501 (2018)
Five year impact factor
7 days
Submission to first decision
76 days
Submission to acceptance
858,424 (2019)
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    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Emerging Scholar Best Article Award

    The editors of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence have named Adam A. Rogers as the 2019 recipient of its Emerging Scholar Best Article Award for his article entitled “Adolescents’ daily romantic experiences and negative mood: A dyadic, intensive longitudinal study”.

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1573-6601
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