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Youth Studies Australia

ISSN: 1038-2569

Youth Studies Australia, issued quarterly by the Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, is a peer-reviewed journal that provides interdisciplinary, research-based information and analysis on issues affecting Australians from early adolescence to young adulthood.

Aimed at practitioners, researchers, policymakers and workers in the youth field, Youth Studies Australia is also accessible and relevant to senior secondary students.

Each issue contains at least five feature articles on subjects such as mental health, bullying and violence, drugs and alcohol, participation and refugee youth.

Besides its feature articles, each issue also includes:

  • Special feature – a page that provides information on a current issue in the youth field  
  • Peak news – reports on recent activities from youth sector peak organisations
  • Youth matters – news and resources from Youth Field Xpress and the ACYS newsfeed
  • Book reviews – books chosen by David Farrugia, YSA book reviews editor 
  • Abstracts – recent research papers from national and international youth-related scholarly journals, selected for their relevance and interest to Australian readers
  • Youth Initiatives – news of Australian Government youth-related programs and initiatives.

Abstracting and indexing information

Youth Studies Australia content is covered in the following international and Australian abstracting and indexing databases:

  • ERIC – the Education Resources Information Center – an online digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the US Department of Education (2001, 2003 – current);
  • Elsevier Bibliographic Databases: includes the Scopus abstract and citation database of research literature (as of January 2008);
  • EBSCOhost: includes Academic Search Elite, MasterFILE, SocINDEX with Full Text, World Magazine Bank, ANZRC (Australia New Zealand Reference Centre);
  • CAB Abstracts;
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS, US Department of Justice);
  • Thomson Gale (Gale Group; includes Expanded Academic ASAP (with Ingenta) and InfoTrac OneFile (with Ingenta); and
  • Informit: Australian Education Index (ACER), Australian Public Affairs-Full Text (National Library of Australia), AUSPORT (Australian Sport Database), Family and Society Plus (Australian Institute for Family Studies) and MAIS (Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Library).

Access to the above databases is available at academic libraries.