Emerging Adulthood
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Emerging Adulthood


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Manfred H. M. Van Dulmen Kent State University, USA

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Emerging Adulthood (EA) is an interdisciplinary and international journal for advancements in theory, methodology, and empirical research on development and adaptation during the late teens and twenties. The journal seeks manuscripts that advance basic and applied knowledge of normative and atypical development during emerging adulthood; studies that focus on the antecedents and/or consequences of experiences during this age-period are also welcome. The journal embraces the use of both qualitative and quantitative methodology. The journal also considers manuscripts that advance theory or measurement/methodology.

Emerging Adulthood is an interdisciplinary forum 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.

This journal is published in association with the Society for Study of Emerging Adulthood.

Emerging Adulthood (EA) is an interdisciplinary and international journal for advancements in theory, methodology, and empirical research on development and adaptation during the late teens and twenties. The journal seeks manuscripts that advance basic and applied knowledge of normative and atypical development during emerging adulthood; studies that focus on the antecedents and/or consequences of experiences during this age-period are also welcome. The journal embraces the use of both qualitative and quantitative methodology. The journal also considers manuscripts that advance theory and/or measurement/methodology.

Emerging Adulthood is as an interdisciplinary forum 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.

Editor
Manfred H. M. Van Dulmen Kent State University, USA
Associate Editors
Ofra Mayseless University of Haifa, Israel
Laura Padilla-Walker Brigham Young University, USA
Moin Syed University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA
Assistant Editors
Theo Klimstra Tilburg University Netherlands
Koen Luyckx Leuven University, Belgium
Marla Reese-Weber Illinois State University, USA
Editorial Board
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Carolyn Barry Loyola University Maryland, USA
Wim Beyers Ghent University, Belgium
Keith Burt University of Vermont, USA
Jason S. Carroll Brigham Young University, USA
Avshalom Caspi Duke University, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
Chong Man Chow Eastern Michigan University, USA
W. Andrew Collins University of Minnesota, USA
Elizabetta Crocetti Utrecht University, Netherlands
Joanne Davila SUNY Stony Brook, USA
Meliksah Demir Northern Arizona University, USA
Brent Donnellan Texas A&M University
Michelle Englund University of Minnesota, USA
Caitlin Faas Mount St. Mary’s University, USA
Harold Grotevant University of Massachusetts, USA
Leo Hendry University of Glamorgan, Scotland
Andrea Howard Carleton University, Canada
Sara Johnson Tufts University, USA
Harvey Krahn University of Alberta, Canada
Margherita Lanz Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Eva Lefkowitz Penn State University, USA
Petr Macek Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Elizabeth M. Morgan Springfield College
Larry J. Nelson Brigham Young University, USA
Oliver Robinson University of Greenwich, UK
Glen I Roisman University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Katariina Salmela-Aro University of Jyväskylä Finland
Seth Schwartz University of Miami
Inge Seiffge-Krenke University of Mainz, Germany
Shmuel Shulman Bar Ilan University, Israel
Monica Swahn Georgia State University, USA
Jennifer L. Tanner Rutgers University, USA
Kali Trzesniewski University of California Davis, USA
Jennifer Walsh Brown University, USA
Brian Willoughby Brigham Young University, USA
Laura Wray-Lake University of Rochester, USA
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  • Emerging Adulthood is an interdisciplinary and international journal for advancements in theory, methodology, and empirical research on development and adaptation from age 18 to 29. The journal seeks manuscripts that advance basic and applied knowledge of normative and atypical development during emerging adulthood; studies that focus on the antecedents and/or consequences of experiences during this age-period are also welcome. The journal embraces the use of both qualitative and quantitative methodology. The journal also considers manuscripts that advance theory or measurement/methodology.

    Emerging Adulthood is as an interdisciplinary forum 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.

    ARTICLE TYPES

    Original manuscript. The original manuscript represents a regular manuscript, addressing aspects of development and adaptation from age 18 to 29 as described above.

    Methodological paper. The methodological paper focuses on issues related to quantitative and/or qualitative methodology in research on 18 to 29 year olds. The paper can describe (primer) cutting-edge advancements in methodology or illustrate the use of innovative methodologies. Manuscripts should be written so they are accessible to a wide audience of scholars.

    Theoretical paper. The theoretical paper involves an original contribution that advances theory for understanding development and adaptation from age 18 to 29. These papers need to clearly focus on new advances in theory development.

    Brief reports. Brief reports include preliminary findings, replications (or failure of replication in a powerful enough sample) of previous empirical findings in the literature as well as psychometric properties of existing measures, or empirical findings that are not substantial enough to warrant a full report including studies that have substantial design limitations (e.g. cross-sectional single method quantitative studies). Brief reports are also well suited for findings that warrant timely dissemination: Emerging Adulthood aims to turn brief reports around within 2-3 weeks of submission. While shorter than original manuscripts, brief reports should still make a significant contribution to current knowledge on development and adaptation from age 18 to 29. Brief reports should be limited to 1500 words (main text) and a maximum of 15 references.

    Special issue/section. Authors also have the opportunity to organize a special issue or a special section on a defined topic in Emerging Adulthood. If you intend to organize a special issue/section please contact the editor at an early stage to discuss a potential special issue/section proposal.

    MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

    Please submit manuscripts electronically at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ead. Authors will be asked to set up an online account in the SAGE Track system, powered by ScholarOne.

    MANUSCRIPT REVIEW

    On receipt, the Editor reads each new submission to decide whether it is likely to be competitive for publication. Within two weeks of submission, authors are notified by e-mail that their manuscript either (a) has been declined without review or (b) has been sent to outside referees for review. For manuscripts that are reviewed, authors can expect a decision within 90 days of manuscript submission. Rejected manuscripts cannot be reconsidered unless resubmission following revision has been invited by the Editor.

    MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION AND ETHICAL ISSUES

    Manuscripts should not exceed 6,000 words. Word counts must include the main text plus notes, acknowledgements, and appendices. In the case of papers that report on multiple studies or methodologies that necessitate detailed explanation, the authors should justify longer manuscript length to the Editor in the cover letter. We recognize that particularly papers presenting qualitative or mixed methods studies may require greater length. Approval of manuscripts exceeding 6,000 words requires approval of the Editor. Authors should remove all identifying information from the body of the manuscript so that peer reviewers will be unable to recognize the authors and their affiliations. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (APA, 2009). All parts of the manuscript must be submitted electronically at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ead, double-spaced, and formatted for 8.5 x 11 paper. Documents should be submitted as MS Word documents (.doc), not converted to PDFs. Authors are advised to use language that is free from sexist, racist, or ethnic bias; heterosexism; bias toward people with disabilities; ageism; and other kinds of bias. All manuscripts should include an abstract on a separate page that contains no more than 150 words, and also a separate title page (designated as Title Page) which includes: 1) title of the article; 2) corresponding author's full name, current position, affiliation, institutional and email address, telephone and fax numbers; 3) co-author(s)' full name(s) and affiliation(s); 4) up to five key words as they should appear if they were to be published. Manuscripts will not be considered for submission if they do not include these elements. Tables and/or Figures are to be included when necessary to depict the results. There is no specific limit on the total number of tables and/or figures but most manuscripts will have no more than 5 tables and figures total. There should be page breaks between tables, figures, abstracts, and captions and these sections must conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (APA, 2009).

    Authors are expected to adhere to the APA Ethical Guidelines in conducting all phases of their investigation and manuscript preparation. In particular, it is important that all ethical issues with regard to treatment of research participants be carefully examined and actions taken in accordance with the APA Ethical Guidelines. Moreover, it is important that every person who contributed to the project is acknowledged in the Author Notes, in accordance with APA policy, or is listed as an author.

    In preparing and submitting manuscripts, authors are expected to report data and results that are both honest and accurate. Such practices as submitting a previously published manuscript for review, and submitting the same manuscript to various journals at the same time should not be exercised. Piecemeal or fragmented publications that form a single study are discouraged unless there is a clear benefit to the scientific community. Multiple reports from a large data set must include reference to proper reports and make clear the degree of sample overlap. In all cases where multiple reports from the same data set, authors should inform the editor as well as explicitly note any overlap in the report. Upon receipt of any manuscript for review, authors will be asked to sign a form indicating adherence to APA Ethical Guidelines as well as the issues identified above.

    Authors submitting manuscripts are protected by common law against the unauthorized use of their unpublished work. Specifically, an unpublished manuscript is considered to be a confidential or privileged paper. Reviewers will be asked to destroy or return the manuscript after their review is completed; in addition, reviewers will be asked not to circulate, quote, cite, or refer to the unpublished work in any way unless specific permission is granted by the author.

    Authorship

    An "author" is generally considered to be someone who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a published study. To qualify as an author one should 1) have made substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) have been involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) have given final approval of the version to be published. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, alone, does not justify authorship.

    To give appropriate credit to each author of a paper, the individual contributions of authors to the manuscript should be specified in this section. We suggest the following kind of format but realize this format may differ somewhat for qualitative, mixed methods, and theoretical papers (please use initials to refer to each author's contribution): KT conceived of the study, participated in its design and coordination and drafted the manuscript; SB participated in the design and interpretation of the data; OM participated in the design and coordination of the study; TF participated in the design of the study and performed the statistical analysis; JU conceived of the study, and participated in its design and coordination and helped to draft the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

    Artwork Submissions

    High-resolution figures should be uploaded as separate electronic files, with callouts for each in the text. Figure legends should include full explanations of the figures and be typewritten double-spaced with numbers corresponding to those on the figure files themselves. All figures must be specifically referred to in the text and numbered in order of appearance in the text. Acceptable file formats for figures include TIFF, EPS, and JPEG, and PDF Microsoft Application Files are acceptable for vector art (line art). Permission for use of the copyrighted material is the responsibility of the author. All artwork must be camera ready.

    Tables

    Tables should be numbered consecutively corresponding to in-text citation. Each table should be prepared on a separate page at the end of the text document and preferably should be no larger than a single page. Include a brief descriptive title of the table and a footnote with explanation of any abbreviations. All tables must be specifically referred to in the text and numbered in order of appearance in the text. Elements in tables should be separated by tabs, not cells or lines.

    Conflict of Interest

    Authors must disclose any commercial, financial, or other associations that could pose a conflict of interest in connection with their submitted article and these must be disclosed on the title page at the time of submission.

    Financial Disclosure/Funding

    Authors should list all funding sources related to the study and to the article preparation.

    Copyright

    Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be required to complete an electronic copyright transfer form. From SAGE Track website “Corresponding Author Center” choose the correct manuscript from “Manuscripts with Decisions” and from the ACTION box on the far right side, choose “Contributor Form.” After reading the form and completing the appropriate boxes, clicking the “I accept” box will confirm appropriate copyright transfer.

    Authors are required to submit written permission from the original publisher to reprint copyright-protected material, including quoted material of 300 words or more from a single source (journal article or book). Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in this journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar contentReference
    American Psychological Association (2009). Publications Manualof the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association.

    Publish Ahead of Print With OnlineFirst

    OnlineFirst is a feature in which completed articles are published online prior to their inclusion in a print issue, offering authors the advantage of making their research accessible to the public in a more timely manner. Only online subscribers can view these PDFs, but abstracts are available to the public to view for free. Each OnlineFirst manuscript is citable by the publication date of the manuscript’s first online posting and the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), providing a persistent, permanent way to identify manuscripts published in the online environment. You can cite OnlineFirst articles as follows:

    Author’s last name, first initials. Article title. Journal title. Prepublished month day, year; DOI: 10.1177/ 0123456789123456

    Once your article has completed the production process and before it is published in a print issue, it will be posted online. You can access EA OnlineFirst articles on journal's website. Once posted online, articles may not be retracted or edited. If your article is not completed prior to its publication date, it will not go on OnlineFirst but will be posted online with the issue in which it is published

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE HELP

    Authors who would like to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider using the services of a professional English-language editing company. We highlight some of these companies at http://www.sagepub.com/journalgateway/engLang.htm.

    Please be aware that SAGE has no affiliation with these companies and makes no endorsement of them. An author's use of these services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted. Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and the particular company, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.

    DIRECT SUBMISSION QUESTIONS TO:

    Dr. Manfred van Dulmen, Editor
    Associate Professor of Psychology
    Kent State University

    E-mail: EAeditor@kent.edu

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