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The Journal of Adolescence is seeking two new Assistant Editors to complete our editorial team. 

JoA is an international, cross-disciplinary journal focusing on development from puberty through emerging adulthood (approximately 10-25).  Founded in 1978, JoA’s mission is to further developmental science and foster adolescent well-being through publication of well-designed empirical research and strong, theoretically grounded reviews of the literature.  We place a particular emphasis on multi-source, longitudinal studies. The Journal strongly encourages diversity in the study of development in terms of disciplines, authorship, and samples.  Currently, approximately 44% of our articles originate with research teams in the United States.  We are particularly interested in Assistant Editors who can help broaden our authorship base or geographic diversity, with expertise in qualitative or quantitative methodology, or with expertise in issues of diversity, equity, and social justice (e.g., LGBTQ+ development, minority youth in cultural perspective, poverty, risk and resilience). 

The Journal structure currently includes an Editor in Chief (Nancy Darling, based in the US), three Associate Editors (James Cote and Sheila Marshall of Canada and Leslie Gutman of the UK), and eight Assistant Editors (from Belgium, Canada, Hong Kong, Northern Ireland, Sweden, UK, and the US). JoA is owned by a UK based charity (FPSA) supporting staff development and training for those working in adolescent mental health. Beginning in 2022, it will be published by Wiley, which also manages the bulk of administrative work and electronic submissions. The Journal’s impact factor is 3.256 (2 year)/4.181 (5 year). We have a 14% acceptance rate. 

The Assistant Editor

We seek Assistant Editors who are clearly committed to the field of adolescent development.  Assistant Editors should be committed to the Journal’s multi-disciplinary approach and comfortable with the evaluation of manuscripts from all around the world and many different cultural contexts. Previous editorial and/or reviewing experience is strongly desired. 

Assistant Editors are assigned screened submissions and are responsible for following papers through the full review process and making final decisions. Assistant Editors should expect to shepherd approximately 30 manuscripts through the publication process each year. The term for an Assistant Editor is five years and is renewable.  The post carries an honorarium. Meetings of the editorial team tend to take place during the biennial meetings of the Society for Research on Adolescence and all members of the Editorial Team are strongly encouraged to attend.

Applicants for the position should submit a full CV, together with a covering letter indicating their interest in the position, the particular skills they have to offer and their philosophy and thoughts on editing.  Applications should be sent to Dr. Nancy Darling by email to  The closing date for applications is September 15, 2021.