There is something so rewarding about seeing your name in print as an author. You may think about youth continuously, do the work every day, hone your practice and even conduct applied research but even so, when you publish, you receive validation from peers that shows your work contributes to the field of youth development.
Why publish in a professional journal?
- You will grow as a scholarly practitioner
- You’ll be contributing to a body of knowledge
- Your work will be critically reviewed by peers
- You will advance your career
Where should I publish?
With the help of many colleagues, I'm compiling a list of journals, magazines and other venues that publish youth development related manuscripts or educational materials. Some are strictly focused on publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research studies. Others are open to publishing peer-reviewed applied or practice-oriented scholarship. This list is not exhaustive; it will grow.
How should I start?
My colleague Kate Walker posted on this blog a couple of years ago on this topic some tips to help you start writing. Check it out. Do you have resources to add to the list of places to publish your work? What are your thoughts on this topic? Some wonderful colleagues helped me build this list the journal and venues. I am grateful to Janet Fox, Dale Blyth, Hui-Hui Wang, Kate Walker, Catherine Jordan, Nancy Franz and Marilyn Rasmussen.
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