J-14 (magazine)

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The July 2014 issue of J-14. From left to right: Selena Gomez, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Ariana Grande, and Austin Mahone.
Total circulation
321,558 [1]
Year founded1998
First issueJanuary 1999
Company American Media, Inc.
Country United States
Based in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
LanguageEnglish, Spanish
Website j-14.com

J-14 is a monthly teenage magazine marketed at preteen and teenage girls around age 11–19. It is one of the earliest teen celebrity magazines. [2] The magazine was among the top children's magazines in the 2012 list of Forbes . [2]


History and profile

J-14 was founded in 1998. [3] The first issue of the magazine was released in January 1999. It was started by Bauer Publishing, the United States division of the German firm Bauer Verlagsgruppe. The contents of these magazines include features like teen gossip, quizzes, fashion, posters, and information on celebrities that pertain to the readers. The name of the publication is a sound-alike abbreviation of its tagline "Just For Teens".

The headquarters of J-14 is in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. [4]

In April 2015, the Spanish language online edition of J-14 was launched. [5]

American Media, Inc. acquired Bauer's US children's magazines in 2018. [6]


An annual survey in 2007 by Experian Simmons Research of Fort Lauderdale, Florida found that J-14 tied the former Nickelodeon Magazine among American girls 8–14 for familiarity, with nearly one in three girls in that age group surveyed saying they had read or looked at the magazine. Circulation was 217,183 copies in 2006. [7]

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  2. 1 2 Jason Collazo (3 March 2012). "Top Children Magazines In 2012". Forbes. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
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