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The Journal of Research on Adolescence (JRA) presents methodological and theoretical papers of the highest standards of scholarship. Studies are featured that use diverse methods including multivariate, longitudinal, demographic, clinical, ethnographic, and experimental analyses. Cross-national, cross-cultural, and studies of gender, ethnic, and racial diversity are of particular interest. Members of SRA receive online access to the Journal, which is published four times per year, and are encouraged to submit original papers for peer review and publication. 

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JRA accepts approximately 13% of submitted materials.

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