Just Seventeen

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Just Seventeen
CategoriesTeen Magazine
FrequencyFortnightly, Monthly
First issueOctober 20, 1983 (1983-10-20)
Final issueApril 2004 (2004-04)
CountryUnited Kingdom

Just Seventeen, often referred to as J-17, was a fortnightly magazine aimed at teenage girls, published by Emap from October 1983 to April 2004. A special preview edition was given away free with Smash Hits magazine on 13 October 1983 with the first issue published the week after on 20 October (therefore alternating weeks with Smash Hits).[1] It quickly became the market leading teen girl magazine[2] until the launch of Sugar in 1994, after which sales began to fall. In 1997, the magazine was changed to a monthly format in response to the declining circulation,[3] and the magazine was finally closed in 2004[4] after losing a third of its readership.[5]


  1. ^ "Just Seventeen, October 13, 1983". flickr.com. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Teen Magazines". Magforum.com. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Just Seventeen Reduced to Monthly". MarketingWeek. 14 February 1997.
  4. ^ David Hepworth (7 June 2014). "Bliss magazine closes: Another glossy victim of the screen-age generation". Mirror. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  5. ^ Day, Julia (10 August 2006). "Emap suspends teen mag Sneak". The Guardian.