The Youth Voice Journal (YVJ™) is the world’s leading double-blind, peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on issues affecting young people.
The Journal publishes scholarly papers of the highest standard including: research papers, case studies, book reviews conference papers and proceedings. It has an international and multidisciplinary scope, and is particularly interested in work that impacts on social policy and the law.
The Youth Voice Journal ((YVJ™) was founded in 2010 by Dr. Theo Gavrielides and is published by RJ4All Publications, an independent publisher specialising in social and political sciences. Its Editorial Board, Editor in Chief and Secretariat are all volunteers.
YVJ™ aims include:
- Create knowledge and contribute to the literature by publishing high quality research on issues affecting young people internationally.
- Establish and further develop the user-led and 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 impacting on young people and youth work.
- Actively encourage and aide those young people and youth workers whose voice is rarely heard by policy makers and academia to be published.
Youth Voice Journal 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. The YVJ™ adheres to the Code of Conduct for Journal Editors (COPE).
The Journal encourages submissions from young researchers and is particularly interested in publishing papers, reviews and commentaries exploring the youth-led / user-led method of evidence gathering. Papers are published on an ongoing basis with a target review period of 5-6 weeks. We also publish Special Issues on current matters of youth policy and youth work. The Journal is published only online.