Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Special Issue | Experiential Problem-Based Learning: A Pathway for Undergraduate Contributions to Youth Justice 

ISBN: 978-1-911634-40-9 | Publication date: November 2021
Guest Editors: Karen Miner-Romanoff Romanoff11@gmail.com
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Theo Gavrielides: contact@rj4allpublications.com
Focus and Deadlines

As part of the Youth Voice Journal’s Special Issues for 2021 we would like to invite you to submit theoretical contributions to Experiential Problem-Based Learning: A Pathway for Undergraduate Contributions to Youth Justice

The journal is seeking manuscripts that connect with the theme of addressing these youth issues
through innovative and youth engaged problem-based thinking and research. All submitted articles
that meet the special issues’ guidelines will go through a double-blind peer review process.

The Special Issue will be published in November 2021. The deadline for article submissions is October 15, 2021 Authors are encouraged to contact the Guest Editor with a proposed title and a draft abstract by no later than September 15 2021.

About the Journal 

The Youth Voice Journal (YVJ®) is an international, multidisciplinary and double-blind peer-reviewed journal specialising in publishing theoretical contributions and empirical research on 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 and The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) and Criminal Justice Abstracts. YVJ is also a member of COPE, ensuring 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, policy makers and youth services internationally. 

YVJ™ aims include:

  • Create knowledge and contribute to the literature by publishing high quality research on issues affecting young people
  • Establish and further develop the youth-led method for research and social policy
  • Provide a platform for the intellectual exchange of ideas around the globe with the aim of influencing policies and practices
  • Actively encourage and aide those young people whose voice is rarely heard by policy makers and academia to be published.
Call for papers

Youth are a highly criminogenic age group and youth crime continues to be ranked among the most
important policy and social justice topics. Yet, we understand so much about the risks that youth
face today, and what we can do as a society to reduce those risks and fulfil these youths’ needs
while supporting their potential. Undergraduate youth justice students are capable of making
important contributions to this field. Grounded in experiential problem-solving, these students can
develop evidence-based and feasible solutions to seemingly irresolvable problems, such as the
momentous impact of trauma or discriminatory and harmful school discipline policies.
Globally, youth will continue to face familial, individual, institutional and societal risks that impact
their decision-making. If we can use valid data, complex problem solving and critical thinking to offer
solutions to practitioners, we can better support youth and meet their needs instead of imprisoning
them. Undergraduate contributions remain largely untapped in fields that could benefit from their

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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