Youth Voice Journal (YVJ) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. YVJ is published by IARS Publications, a member of COPE. YVJ is ranked and indexed by Scopus, ORCID, Kudos, Criminal Justice Abstracts, EBSCO Information Services and The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS).

Call for Guest Editors – Themed Issues 2018

Issues concerning and affecting young people have undoubtedly become more paramount in recent times across a number of areas. During the course of the last decade, we have witnessed the growing rates of mental illness among young people, the increasing figures of young people internationally becoming refugees in the face of domestic conflicts and a growing emphasis upon celebrating and recognising the LGBT community within our society. In light of this, the Youth Voice journal will seek to publish theoretical research addressing these key themes in a structured format across the 2018 calendar year in correspondence with our key values of youth-led and engaged research.

The Editor in Chief, Dr. Theo Gavrielides, calls for Guest co-Editors from around the world to jointly work with us in encouraging the development and submission of papers addressing each of the themes listed below.

  • LGBT month – February (Editor Appointed)
  • Mental Health Awareness Week – May
  • Refugee Week – June (Editor Appointed)
  • Black History Month – October

The first issue will be published in February 2018 addressing LGBT issues through at least four peer reviewed research papers, book reviews and commentaries.

The Guest co-Editors for each Issue should ideally have a strong background, experience and network of contacts in at least of one of the key themes listed in order to successfully provide a strategic direction in soliciting papers and managing the peer-review process to ensure deadlines and the journal’s high publishing standards are maintained.

About the Journal

The Youth Voice Journal is an international, multidisciplinary and peer reviewed journal specialising in publishing theoretical contributions and empirical research on issues affecting young people all over the world. The Youth voice journal is indexed by Scopus and also a member of COPE to ensure we adhere to codes of conduct for journal editors and our work is of the highest standard possible.  The journal also publishes case studies and book reviews. The YVJ is managed by an independent Editorial Board and seeks to provide a reference source for academia, policy makers and youth services internationally.

The Youth Voice Journal is published by IARS Publications, a small non profit publishing house specialising in social sciences and the publication of cutting edge research impacting on young people, human rights, restorative justice and crime.

If you are interested in becoming a guest editor please send to the Editor a covering letter and CV to (please indicate your area of expertise/interest). We are looking to recruit a guest editor for our first collection of articles on LGBT issues as soon as possible.

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IARS Publications is a not for profit independent, small publisher that was founded by Dr. Theo Gavrielides. It specialises in social sciences and research studies, has a  restorative justice series and it is also the publisher of the peer reviewed Youth Voice Journal.  


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