YOUTH VOICE JOURNAL (YVJ) | (c) IARS Publications | ISSN: 2056-2969

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 Papers – Refugee and Asylum Seeking Issue

As part of the Youth Voice Journal’s special issues in 2018, the editors of the Youth Voice Journal invite submission of abstracts for this Special Issue to be guest edited by

Christoforos-Dimitrios Zafeiris, M.A.

Concerns around the refugee issues.

People tend to constantly cross boundaries; personal, social, cultural, political and national. Every action of crossing a certain limit, by defying the construction of existing lines, creates an immediate response of same magnitude, if not greater when it comes to reactions of political or legal nature. In 2017, we “celebrated” 50 years of the 1967 Protocol of the 1951 Refugee Convention, while witnessing more than 2 million new asylum claims in 2016 (UNHCR, 2016). At the same time, the Member-States of the European Union sign a common declaration with their neighboring country, Turkey, to effectively manage the refugee flows towards Greece; the main tool of managing the irregular migration is the “1:1 mechanism”, which means that for every new irregular Syrian migrant returned from Greece to Turkey, at least one Syrian refugee residing in Turkey will be relocated to the EU, through legal channels (European Commission Press Release, MEMO/16/1664, 2016). However, being a refugee, gives you one more identity to hold, another reason to be discriminated. Especially, young refugees as the “invisible population” of the migratory flows face a series of obstacles in their development and in their process of integrating; housing, employment, access to health are some of the fundamental issues they need to handle.

Being part of the youth population, which is currently estimated around 1.8 billion people, builds certain walls of discrimination, inequality and difficulty (UNFPA, 2015). The Youth Voice Journal encourages a greater focus on the issues of young refugees. Thus, we fully support innovative research, analysis and submissions around young refugees, their role in society, their future and development, challenges and opportunities that exist.

Information about Youth Voice 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 contributing to this special issue of YVJ, please consult our Author Guidelines and Editorial Policy. This page outlines all key information (including word count, formatting etc.). To submit an article or for any queries contact the guest editor – All submissions must be received before 31st May 2018. We aim to have all manuscripts to be peer-reviewed within a 4-6 week timeframe before being accepted for publication, which is expected to coincide with Refugee Week in June 2018. Please note that the Youth Voice Journal is currently only published online.

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