The Youth Voice Journal (YVJ™) is the leading international peer-reviewed journal publishing theoretical contributions and empirical studies on issues affecting young people and youth work. YVJ™ is published by RJ4All Publications and is ranked and indexed by Scopus, ORCID, Kudos, Criminal Justice Abstracts, EBSCO and ERIH PLUS.

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.

The Youth Voice Journal (YVJ™) a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on issues affecting young people worldwide.

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, small publisher specialising in social and political sciences. Its Editorial Board, Editor in Chief and Secretariat are all volunteers.

All submissions are first reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief, and if judged suitable for this publication, they are then blind-reviewed anonymously and separately by at least two external, expert reviewers.
The Journal is unfunded and accessed by subscription or by purchasing its papers and issues from our e-bookstore. We are not interested in making any kind of profit. We exist to advance public and academic knowledge, and encourage critical thinking and the scrutiny of practices and policies that impact on youth. Submissions to the YVJ must follow the Editorial Guidelines, and can be made by email to at any given time. We aim to complete the review process within 4-6 weeks of receipt. ​It is fully committed to ethical publication practice, and we follow the COPE Publishing standards. We have a strict  Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement, and are guided by the values of academic rigour, transparency, equality, and human rights.


Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a 50% discount on all RJ4All Publications, in appreciation of the work done. We can also provide Certificates of Recognition upon request.

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.

ISSN (online): 2056-2969

RJ4All Publications is a non-profit independent, publisher that was founded by Dr. Theo Gavrielides. It specialises in social sciences and research studies, has a  restorative justice series and is the publisher of the peer reviewed Youth Voice Journal.  

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