Journal of Adolescence

The Journal of Adolescence (JoA) is an international, broad based, cross-disciplinary journal that addresses issues of professional and academic importance concerning development between puberty and the attainment of adult status within society. The journal publishes both empirical and clinical studies as well as integrative reviews and theoretical advances.
Listing of issues, abstracts and full-text articles is available at Science Direct. Submission of manuscripts, or applying as a reviewer, is done online through the Elsevier Electronic Submission gateway.

Wim Beyers is EARA’s Editorial Assistant at JoA. An agreement between EARA and the JoA includes the possibility to set up a special issue for the journal every two years, based on the EARA biennial meeting. Examples of such issues are:

  • Volume 18, Issue 4 (1995), The adolescent as a whole person, edited by Hakan Stattin
  • Volume 20, Issue 6 (1997), Risk and resilience in adolescence, edited by Sandy Jackson, Michel Born, and Marie-Noel Jacob
  • Volume 22, Issue 6 (1999), Family relations in adolescence, edited by Peter Noack, Margaret Kerr, and Attila Olah
  • Volume 25, Issue 1 (2002), Personal agency and personality in adolescence, edited by Wim Meeus, Rainer Silbereisen, and Jari-Erik Nurmi
  • Volume 27, Issue 5 (2004), Families, peers, and contexts as multiple determinants of adolescent problem behavior, edited by Jeff Kiesner and Margaret Kerr
  • Volume 31 issue 2 (2008), Adolescent self and identity development in context, edited by Wim Beyers, Jeff Kiesner, and Figen Cok