Youth Voice Journal (YVJ™) is the world's leading peer-reviewed journal publishing theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international 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.

Call for Papers – Mental Health 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

Zina T. McGee, Ph.D.

Concerns around the mental health issues

The special issue on mental health will explore research papers, case studies, conference papers and proceedings and book reviews that present topics that are reflected in the empirical world of the children and adolescents. As such, authors are encouraged to submit work that allows us to understand the vulnerable and unequal status of children and adolescents in society, and how this status influences the nature of their relations with others.

The approach should contextualize the origins and consequences of mental health issues in an effort to understand behavior in response to mental health concerns. Topics may address, but are not limited to, the following:

Depression                                                     Panic Disorder

Anxiety                                                           Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders    Borderline Personality Disorder

Eating Disorders                                             Schizophrenia Disorder

Conduct Disorder                                           Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Substance Misuse Disorder                           Self-harming behaviors

Isolation and Loneliness                                Changes in School Performance

Consequences of Bullying                             Self-Identity Issues and Victimization

Writings should be connected to relevant social issues that must be interpreted in terms of an explanatory frame of reference. Therefore the articles should present information on social issues relating to mental health to understand the larger implications of their work to somehow affect policy change.

As with the focus of the Youth Violence Journal, papers will be expected to contribute to the literature by addressing issues affecting young people, and in this case, mental health, and must provide a platform for the intellectual exchange of ideas relating to mental health to influence policies and practices.


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 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 Mental Health Awareness Week in May 2018. Please note that the Youth Voice Journal is currently only published online.

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About Youth Voice Journal

Youth Voice Journal is an international, multidisciplinary, refereed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. In particular, the Journal aims to: - provide a medium, especially for young researchers and young academics, to inform debates around social policy through high quality research; - 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 to contribute to the journal. Youth Voice Journal is published by RJ4All Publications and edited by Dr. Theo Gavrielides.

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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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