Journal of Adolescent Research Go back to the Journal overview

  • Country: International
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Frequency of Publication: Bi-Monthly
  • Published: From: 1986 To: Present
  • ISSN: 0743-5584 (Print) 1552-6895 (Electronic)
  • Language: English
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  • Adolescence
  • Emerging Adulthood
  • Sexual Behaviour
  • Perceptions of Adulthood
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Environmental Context
  • Educational Issues
  • Ethnic Identity
  • Resilience

For more than 20 years, Journal of Adolescent Research (JAR) has been the must-read publication for all academics, practitioners, policy-makers, and journalists interested in a global perspective (not just North America) on adolescence (ages 10-18) and emerging adulthood (ages 18-25).

Articles are emphasized that combine both quantitative and qualitative methods, use a systematic qualitative or ethnographic approach, break new theoretical ground, or use a new methodological approach. The Journal of Adolescent Research also includes book reviews, and a new column called “Editorial Essays,” in which a prominent scholar will discuss an important issue in a looser format than the rest of the journal (opinion pieces, commentary, and wit & wisdom).

The aim of Journal of Adolescent Research is to publish lively, creative, and informative articles on development during adolescence (ages 10-18) and emerging adulthood (ages 18-25). The Journal encourages papers that use qualitative, ethnographic, or other methods that present the voices of adolescents. Few strictly quantitative, questionnaire-based articles are published in Journal of Adolescent Research, unless they break new ground in a previously understudied area. However, papers that combine qualitative and quantitative data are especially welcome.

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