The Distinguished Dozen: 2022


The Journal of Adolescent Health (JAH) is the official publication of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM). One of the Society's primary goals is the development, synthesis, and dissemination of scientific and scholarly knowledge unique to the health needs of young people.

In our third year of the JAH Distinguished Dozen initiative, we amplify important contributions to the field publish in JAH in 2022 The process of selection of articles is based on results of peer-review. JAH now asks all peer-reviewers: “Does this manuscript merit special consideration in the Journal's monthly and/or annual collections of particularly important research?” Reviewers who responded affirmatively are provided with the opportunity to offer explanatory comments.

In total, 232 scientific articles were published in JAH during the 2022 calendar year. Of these, 55 were nominated by at least one peer reviewer and 13 were nominated by two or more. The Journal’s Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors reviewed these nominations and selected one dozen articles to be highlighted for making distinguished contributions to the field of adolescent and young adult health.

The 2022 JAH Distinguished Dozen, included below, are freely available to read and share.

Understanding The Impact of COVID Pandemic on Young People

Understanding Links Between Schools and Adolescent Health

Understanding Violence, Bullying, and Health of Young People

Understanding Health Disparities

For more distinguished contributions, see JAH's previous collections:

The Distinguished Dozen: 2020
The Distinguished Dozen: 2021
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