Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Special Issue | Methodological Approaches to Research in Youth Work: Changing the Paradigm

ISBN 978-1-911634-37-9 | Publication date: December 2021
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Theo Gavrielides: contact@rj4allpublications.com
Guest Editors: Professor Mandy Robbins & Dr Simon Stewart: m.robbins@glyndwr.ac.uk
Focus and Deadlines

As part of the Youth Voice Journal’s Special Issues, the Guest Editors, Professor Mandy Robbins and Dr Simon Stewart, would like to invite you to submit theoretical and/or empirical contributions to “Methodological Approaches to Research in Youth Work: Changing the Paradigm”. Each article that meets the special issue guidelines will proceed to the double-blind peer-review process.

The Special Issue will be published in May 2022. The deadline for article submissions is 7 January 2022. Authors are encouraged to contact the Guest Editors with a proposed title and a draft abstract by no later than 24 September 2021. The final version of an accepted article, following peer review, can be submitted no later than 1 April 2022.

About the Journal 

The Youth Voice Journal (YVJ®) is a leading, international, multidisciplinary and double-blind peer-reviewed journal that specialises in theoretical and empirical research about issues affecting young people all over the world.

The Youth Voice Journal (ISNN 2056-2969) is ranked and indexed by Scopus, ORCID, Kudos, EBSCO Information Services, The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) and Criminal Justice Abstracts. YVJ is also a member of COPE, and we adhere to codes of conduct for journal editors.

The YVJ is managed by an independent Academic and Editorial Board and seeks to provide a reference source for academia, policymakers and youth services internationally.

YVJ™ aims include the following:

  • Create knowledge and contribute to the literature by publishing high-quality research on issues affecting young people;
  • Establish and develop youth-led methods in research and social policy-making;
  • Provide a platform for the international exchange of ideas with the aim of influencing policies and practices;
  • Actively encourage and aide those young people whose voices are rarely heard, and support them to publish their research.
The Special Issue

There are an increasing number of researchers exploring different methodological frameworks across the UK, in the hope of understanding the impact of Youth Work on young people. This special issue aims to bring these explorations together, and offer an insight into this field of research. This special issue will offer a challenge to our existing models of ‘doing’ youth work and ‘assessing’ impact. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is an important time to stop and explore our current ways of ‘doing’ research in the field and consider alternative approaches. 

This special issue, international in scope and open-minded in academic discipline, is interested in bringing articles on following topics to the fore:

  • Quantitative methodological frameworks;
  • Qualitative methodological frameworks;
  • Methodologies that draw on different disciplines (for example sociology/psychology);
  • Examples of the application of methodological frameworks to real world examples of both youth and youth workers.
Submission information

If you wish and are interested in contributing to the YVJ, please consult our Author Guidelines and Editorial Policy. We aim to have every manuscripts peer-reviewed within a 4-6 week time frame before publication. The Youth Voice Journal is published by RJ4All Publications, a branch of Restorative Justice for All (RJ4All) International Institute. RJ4All is an international NGO with a mission to advance community and social cohesion, and redistribute power within society at the local, national and international levels.

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