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Journal of Youth and Adolescence

Journal of Youth and Adolescence

A Multidisciplinary Research Publication

Editor-in-Chief: Roger J.R. Levesque

ISSN: 0047-2891 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-6601 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10964

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Annual Journal of Youth and Adolescence 2018 Emerging Scholar Best Article Award Goes to Stephanie Plenty, Stockholm University

Dr. Stephanie Plenty has been named the recipient of the 2018 Emerging Scholar Best Article Award from the Journal of Youth and Adolescence for her article, Social Exclusion among Peers: The Role of Immigrant Status and Classroom Immigrant Density. Dr. Plenty is an assistant professor researcher at the Institute for Future Studies and at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, Sweden. Her co-author, Jan O. Jonsson, is an Official Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University, and Professor of Sociology at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University and also affiliated with the Institute for Futures Studies. The award includes a $500 honorarium acknowledging the emerging scholar’s unique contribution to research on adolescence.
Their study addressed a pressing concern facing many countries experiencing increased immigration, school ethnic segregation, and the need to effectively integrate minority students. To do so, they examined the role of immigrant status in social exclusion and the moderating effect of classroom immigrant density among Swedish 14–15-year olds (n = 4795, 51 % females). Unlike prior research, their models of exclusion studied multiple outcomes: victimization, isolation, and rejection. The study found that students with immigrant backgrounds were rejected more than majority youth and first generation non-European immigrants were more isolated. Importantly, their study revealed that immigrants generally experienced more social exclusion in immigrant sparse than immigrant dense classrooms, and victimization increased with higher immigrant density for majority youth. The findings demonstrate that, in addition to victimization, subtle forms of exclusion may impede the social integration of immigrant youth. The journal editor considers this vein of study to be one of the most important areas of youth research and policy of our time.
The Editor, Professor Roger Levesque from Indiana University, noted that the journal publishes 12 issues per year, each typically containing about 16 manuscripts. In addition, it is notable that, every year, fewer and fewer first authors are emerging scholars. Although fewer emerging scholars qualify to be considered, this shift in authorship has not reduced the competitiveness of the award. In fact, these developments have made the process even more competitive for emerging scholars, as they have increased competition to get published in the first place.
The Journal of Youth and Adolescence is the most cited journal of its kind. The journal 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.
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    Journal of Youth and Adolescence provides a single, high-level medium of communication for psychologists, psychiatrists, biologists, criminologists, educators, and researchers in many other allied disciplines who address the subject of youth and adolescence. The journal publishes 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.
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