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SAGE Launches Emerging Adulthood (EA)

American Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood introduces its new flagship journal

Los Angeles, CA (March 7, 2012) – SAGE announces the launch of Emerging Adulthood (EA), as the new peer-reviewed flagship journal for the American Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA). This journal will publish studies that advance theory, methodology, and empirical research on the development of 18 to 29 year olds.

"This is a big milestone in the development of emerging adulthood as a field of study," said Jeff Arnett, president of SSEA and current editor of SAGE's Journal of Adolescent Research. "There is no other journal devoted to exploring the development of 18-29 year-olds, and now researchers focusing on this area will have a place to publish."

Emerging Adulthood will be the first to bring together the scholarship of a growing network of international scholars publishing on the topic of emerging adulthood. The journal will have a multidisciplinary focus covering clinical, developmental and social psychology and other social sciences such as anthropology, psychiatry, public policy, social work, sociology, public health, and post-secondary education. Emerging Adulthood will be available in both print and online forms.

"I am very excited to be the first editor for EA because research on the late teens and twenties has, and continues, to blossom," said Emerging Adulthood's founding editor, Manfred H. M. van Dulmen. "It is exciting that this journal will now provide an interdisciplinary and international forum for scholars to share their knowledge and scientific work."

Emerging Adulthood encourages the submission of original research papers that will contribute to the contemporary discussion on the defining elements of the 18-29 age period. Both theoretical and empirical work will be published and papers that take a creative, integrative, and cultural approach are especially encouraged. Strong qualitative or quantitative methodology is required for acceptance.

"We need to look no further than the nightly news to understand that emerging adulthood is a growing and important area of research as the lives of individuals in their late teens and twenties has profoundly changed in the past few decades. SAGE is proud to support SSEA and Dr. van Dulmen's important work" said Bob Howard, SAGE's Executive Director of U.S. Journals. "We are confident that the Emerging Adulthood journal will be an important catalyst for future research that will benefit multiple disciplines."


The Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA) is an international, multidisciplinary organization focused on theoretical, empirical, and policy research issues related to emerging adulthood, ages 18 to 29.

SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.

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