The Centre for Applied Youth Research Inc. (CAYR) was founded on the understanding that the issues affecting young people cannot be sufficiently addressed by theoretical knowledge or defined by borders. The common challenges faced by all young people in successfully negotiating transition to adulthood in our globalised 21st century require renewed attention to the applied continuum: research policy practice.
CAYR also recognises that the rapid changes in demographics and economic development in our part of the world – the Asia-Pacific region – deserve special focus. To this end, CAYR encourages participation by, and engagement between, all youth sectors, youth researchers and practitioners, and the sharing of research, policy and practice expertise, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.
As well as being a point of contact and information exchange for those involved in youth research and studies, CAYR functions as a publishing house for research produced by Centre members. Our major research communication tool is the online Journal of Applied Youth Studies (JAYS).
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.
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.
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