Academic Journals

Here we maintain an overview of academic journals that publish exclusively on youth issues around the globe. You can sort these journals by region or by subscription type and follow links directly to their site to search for content. Please note that the individual subscription costs for the listed journals vary widely. If you would like to list a journal here please let us know the details -

Journal of Youth and Theology

The Journal of Youth and Theology is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the IASYM. Published twice yearly, the journal features interdisciplinary research in youth ministry.

Youth Voice Journal

Youth Voice is an international, multidisciplinary, refereed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on youth policy and issues affecting young people.

Journal of Graduate Research in Young People’s Materials and Culture

The Journal of Graduate Research in Young People’s Materials and Culture is a peer-reviewed open-access e-journal publishing graduate student research in the areas of children’s and young adult literature, childhood studies, and cultural studies related to children and young people.

International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies

The International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (IJCYFS) is a peer reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary, cross-national journal that is committed to scholarly excellence in the field of research about and services for children, youth, families and their communities.

Canadian Journal of Family and Youth

The Canadian Journal of Family and Youth (CJFY) will be an outlet for Canadian and comparative scholarship on the changing dynamics of the family and the social situation of youth.

Journal of Youth Development

The field of youth development research is multidisciplinary by nature, drawing researchers from the fields of psychology, family and consumer sciences, education, sociology, public health and nutrition, agricultural education and other disciplines.

Voluntaris – Journal of Volunteer Services

Voluntaris aims to combine scientific and applied perspectives on volunteer services. The 1st volume is scheduled for 2013. The editors want to foster international academic exchange on volunteer services, volunteerism, citizenship service and related topics.

Youth Hong Kong

Youth Hong Kong focuses on specific themes which are central to youth, adolescence, family life and youth services in the city. Readers are mainly in the educational sector, in government and NGO services for youth, including research and counselling.

Youth Media Reporter

Youth Media Reporter (YMR) is the professional multi-media journal that serves practitioners, educators and academics in the youth media field.

Youth & Policy

Youth and Policy Journal was founded in 1982 to offer a critical space for the discussion of youth policy and youth work theory and practice.