Journal for Research on Adolescence (JRA)


Announcing a New Article Type for JRA – Methods and Tools

October 26, 2022 – Methods and Tools articles include cutting-edge statistical and measurement tools, as well as new research methods that can be applied to the science of adolescence. Submissions can be either advancements of existing methods or applications of cutting-edge methods to demonstrate the value to adolescence research. Manuscripts introducing measurement tools should offer clear advantages over existing approaches to studying phenomenon of importance to the study of adolescence, and should use best practices in psychometric analysis. Manuscripts should be written in a way so as to be accessible to the broad readership of this journal. Methods and Tools is not limited to quantitative methods and tools and welcomes advances in qualitative methods as well. Methods and Tools submissions should be submitted as a “Special Feature-Methods” article type on the JRA submission website. Isaac Washburn is the Associate Editor for JRA who will be primarily responsible for these articles. Please reach out to him at [email protected] if you have questions.


Journal of Research on Adolescence Publishes Parts 3 and 4 in a Special Four-part Series on Racism and Oppression

September 7, 2022 – All of the articles in the four-part series on racism and oppression are open access, so they can be downloaded and read by all.

September Issue Part 1: “Oppression is as American as Apple Pie”: Learning About and Confronting Whiteness, Privilege, and Oppression— This special section on confronting whiteness in developmental science situates White racial socialization in its rightful place— the context of White supremacy. Two articles offer conceptual frameworks for conducting research with White adolescents, one on White racial identity development and the other on White racial socialization that takes place on the Internet. View the full press release.  
View the September special issues on racism and oppression.


Journal of Research on Adolescence Publishes Special Issue on the Impact of COVID-19 on Adolescents Worldwide

August 27, 2021 – This special issue aims to increase our understanding of the role the pandemic plays in changes to adolescents’ daily lives. Twenty-one empirical articles from four continents demonstrate the emotional, social, and academic changes in adolescents’ well-being, focusing on pandemic-related factors and processes that may account for these changes. These studies examine how the pandemic’s ever-changing circumstances relate to long-term consequences on the adjustment of adolescents. View the full press release.  
View the special issue co-edited by Amanda Morris on the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adolescents.