In search of vitality: Reflections on editing JAR, 1 year in
The article presents information on various research papers published in the 2005 issue of the periodical "Journal of Adolescent Research." It also highlights the author's wish to evaluate the progress toward making the vitality criterion the standard for publication in the periodical, for the benefit of its readers. One of the papers demonstrates persuasively the value of making the voices of adolescents and emerging adults a standard and even essential part of research papers on the age groups. The author stated that he has used the vitality criterion as the guide as he has reviewed and reached decisions about manuscripts. Another paper presented the voices of adolescents and emerging adults. According to the author, the voices of the adolescents and emerging adults in the papers are vivid and memorable, whether they are speaking about sibling relationships, life after high school or the meaning of democracy. The author stated that the papers that had the most vivid cultural context were mostly from outside the United States.
Journal of Adolescent Research
Arnett, Jeffrey Jensen, "In search of vitality: Reflections on editing JAR, 1 year in" (2006). Psychology. 748.