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Managing Editor:
University of Oslo, Norway
Corresponding Editor:
Finnish Youth Research Network, Finland
Book Review Editor:
University of Tampere, Finland

Published in Association with YOUNG Editorial Group

2015 Impact Factor: 0.977
2015 Ranking: 67/142 in Sociology | 39/93 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data


YOUNG has earned its reputation as a journal at the forefront of the field of youth studies. Truly international, the journal is devoted to advancing thinking about contemporary youth and the issues that impact on young people’s lives. Its interdisciplinary nature ensures that it features articles that advance thinking about youth studies, challenge orthodoxies and open up understanding of diverse young lives.

Professor Johanna Wyn, FAcSS, ASSA, Director, Youth Research Centre, The University of Melbourne

YOUNG is the main academic forum for truly interdisciplinary youth research, covering among other areas sociological, anthropological, educational and media studies perspectives on youth, youth cultures and questions related to young people more generally. An indispensable read for anyone interested in the research area.’ —Göran Bolin, Södertörn University, Sweden

‘Already its first volume back in 1993 empowered youth studies by making innovative interdisciplinary and transnational moves that remain vital to the contemporary research agenda.’ —Johan Fornäs, Södertörn University, Sweden

'Sub-titled the 'Nordic Journal of Youth Research', YOUNG does much more than give space to the very well-established expertise in youth research found in the Nordic countries. To me, YOUNG is one of only a very few journals that can be relied upon so consistently to publish new, critical research and theory about youth and young people that is important internationally.'— Prof. Robert MacDonald BA DPhil FAcSS, Professor of Sociology/ Deputy Director - Social Futures Institute School of Social Sciences and Law, Teesside University Middlesbrough UK

'YOUNG brings together assessments of the theory, methodology and practice of contemporary youth research. Publishing interdisciplinary peer reviewed articles and book reviews from across world, YOUNG is a major resource not only for academics and students in youth studies but for those working with young people. The journal reflects the status of youth research internationally, presenting the latest developments in youth research and contributing globally to debates on youth issues.'— Helena Helve, Emerita Professor of Youth Research, Tampere University, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, President 2002-2006, ISA Research Committee on Sociology of Youth RC34.

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Frequency: Quarterly eISSN: 1741-3222 ISSN: 1103-3088
Months of Distribution: February , May , August , November Current Volume: 24 Current Issue: 2
Other Titles in: Sociology of Childhood  |  Developmental Psychology  |  Youth Work

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