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 (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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5.625 (2021)
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6.099 (2021)
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1 days
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1,123,823 (2021)

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  • Call for Papers: Reducing Poverty and Its Consequences

    Submission Deadline: Jan. 1, 2023

    As one of the most enduring and complex social problems in the world, poverty, and its eradication, must be addressed through a variety of research and practice domains including social, behavioral, and public health perspectives. Our journal is calling for submissions to a multi-journal collection exploring this significant global issue.

  • 2021 Emerging Scholar Best Article Award

    The editors of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence have named Josefina Bañales as the 2021 recipient of its Emerging Scholar Best Article Award for her article entitled “The Development of Ethnic-Racial Identity Process and Its Relation to Civic Beliefs among Latinx and Black American Adolescents”.

  • 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 “Social Media Use Subgroups Differentially Predict Psychosocial Well-Being During Early Adolescence".

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