- 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
- Weblink: http://jar.sagepub.com
- Emerging Adulthood
- Sexual Behaviour
- Perceptions of Adulthood
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse
- Environmental Context
- Educational Issues
- Ethnic Identity
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.