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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3.121 (2019)
Impact factor
4.025 (2019)
Five year impact factor
7 days
Submission to first decision
62 days
Submission to acceptance
976,636 (2020)

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  • 2020 Emerging Scholar Best Article Award

    The editors of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence have named Anna Vannucci as the 2020 recipient of its Emerging Scholar Best Article Award for her article entitled ‚ÄúSocial Media Use Subgroups Differentially Predict Psychosocial Well-Being During Early Adolescence".

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