About the Journal of Applied Youth Studies (JAYS)

The Journal of Applied Youth Studies (JAYS) publishes research-based and/or practice-informed analysis of young people and youth work, with a particular focus on the Australasia, Pacific and South East Asia regions. JAYS is published by the Centre for Applied Youth Research (CAYR), a not-for-profit incorporated organisation based in Hobart, Tasmania. It is produced in partnership with the Asia Institute Tasmania.

JAYS includes papers across the practice-research-policy continuum, and is interdisciplinary in orientation. It strives to present youth issues and research in an accessible and reader-friendly fashion while retaining scholarly integrity. All articles in the Journal are peer reviewed, including those papers of particular relevance to practitioners working directly with young people, as part of the mission of the Journal is to support and enhance a wide variety of contributions from the field. Each submission is evaluated on the basis of the quality and importance of its analysis and evaluation of substantive youth issues, youth work interventions and youth affairs policies. A prime concern is that the Journal reaches the widest possible audience.

The material in the Journal of Applied Youth Studies is copyright. Persons seeking permission to reprint articles should contact the Academic Editor.

General information about JAYS is available as a pdf.

Volume 1, issue 1 of the Journal of Applied Youth Studies was published in July 2015.

Volume 1, issue 2 was published in March 2016.

Volume 1, issue 3 was published in August 2016.

Volume 1, issue 4 was published in January 2017.

Volume 2, issue 1 was published in June 2017.

Volume 2, issue 2 was published in September 2017.

Volume 2, issue 3 was published in February 2018.

Volume 2, issue 4 was published in June 2018.

Volume 2, issue 5 was published in October 2018.

Full open access is now available to all pdfs of JAYS.

Information for contributors to JAYS can be found at: http://cayr.info/submissions-to-jays/

The JAYS peer reviewer’s report form is available for download as a pdf.

Academic Editor

Rob White


Sheila Allison

Sue Headley

International Editorial Board

Sarah Baker
Griffith University

Fiona Beals
Wellington Institute of Technology

Judith Bessant
RMIT University

Rosalyn Black
Deakin University

Robyn Broadbent
Victoria University

Joanne Bryant
University of New South Wales

Patrick Burke
Youth Work Ireland

Jane Burns
Inspire Foundation

Trudi Cooper
Edith Cowan University

Tim Corney
Victoria University

Jen Couch
Australian Catholic University

Ann Dadich
University of Western Sydney

Robyn Dixon
The University of Auckland

Kathy Edwards
RMIT University

Michael Emslie
RMIT University

Ian Fyfe
The University of Edinburgh

Ken Harland
University of Ulster

Anita Harris
Deakin University

Lyn Harrison
Deakin University

Siri Hettige
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

John Howard
University of New South Wales

Steven Krauss
Universiti Putra Malaysia

Lloyd Martin
Praxis Network

Lyn McGaurr
University of Tasmania

Pam Nilan
The University of Newcastle

Jon Ord
University College Plymouth St Mark & St John

Megan Price
Queensland Health

Kitty Te Riele
University of Tasmania

Brady Robards
Monash University

Erica Smith
Federation University Australia

Heather Stewart
Centre for Multicultural Youth

Steven Threadgold
The University of Newcastle

M.C. (Greetje) Timmerman
University of Groningen

Ariadne Vromen
The University of Sydney

Ruth Webber
Australian Catholic University

Rob White
University of Tasmania

Ani Wierenga
The University of Melbourne

Victor Wong
Hong Kong Baptist University

Dan Woodman
The University of Melbourne

Paul Wyles
Office for Children, Youth & Family Support, ACT Government

Johanna Wyn
The University of Melbourne