Journal of Adolescent Health
Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
The Journal of Adolescent Health is a multidisciplinary scientific Journal, which seeks to publish new research findings in the field of Adolescent Medicine and Health ranging from the basic biological and behavioral sciences to public health and policy. We seek original manuscripts, review articles, letters to the editor, commentaries, and case reports from our colleagues in Anthropology, Dentistry and Oral Health, Education, Health Services Research, International Health, Law, Medicine, Mental Health, Nursing, Nutrition, Psychology, Public Health and Policy, Social Work, Sociology, Youth Development, and other disciplines that work with or are committed to improving the lives of adolescents and young adults.
The Journal is the official publication of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), a multidisciplinary organization committed to improving the health and well-being of adolescents. One of the Society's primary goals is the development, synthesis, and dissemination of scientific and scholarly knowledge unique to the health needs of adolescents. To meet this goal, the Society established the Journal of Adolescent Health in 1980.
According to the Journal Citation Reports®, published by Thomson Reuters, Journal of Adolescent Health has a 2012 Impact Factor of 2.966, and is ranked in the following categories:
- 11th of 121 journals in Pediatrics (Science edition)
- 30th of 158 journals in Public, Environmental and Occupational Health (Science edition)
- 14th of 65 journals in Developmental Psychology (Social Science edition)
- 11th of 136 journals in Public, Environmental and Occupational Health (Social Science edition)