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).

Series of Special Issues Announced

The Youth Voice Journal is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of five Special Issues on current topics impacting on young people internationally. Each Issue will be led by a Guest Editor. The Special Issues will cover:

(April 2018) Sexual Orientation & Young People: Guest Editor Dr. Jason Schaub (Lecturer in Social Work, University of Birmingham, UK) ISBN: 978-1-907641-47-3

(May 2018) Mental health of Young people Guest Editor Dr Zina McGee (Endowed University Professor in Sociology, Hampton University, USA)

(June 2018) Refugee & asylum seeking youth matters: Guest Editor Christoforos-Dimitrios Zafeiris (SDSN Greece Youth Campus Coordinator, Greece)

(August 2018) Young People Doing Politics In The Contemporary City: Guest Editors Dr. Angela Stienen (Director of the research programme ‚Migration, Mobility and Global Education‘Centre for Research and Development,Bern University of Education, Switzerland) and Omar Uran (Researcher in Urban Politics, Information Technology and Politics and Comparative Politics, University of Antioquia, Colombia)

(October 2018) Race & Youth: TBC

Dr. Theo Gavrielides, the Editor-in-Chief of the Youth Voice Journal (YVJ), invites you to submit theoretical and empirical contributions to the issues affecting young people globally.

About the Journal

The Youth Voice Journal is the leading international, multidisciplinary and peer reviewed publication, specialising in empirical research and theoretical contributions on issues affecting young people. The journal also publishes cases studies and book reviews focused on these issues.

The journal is published by IARS Publications, a non-profit publishing house specialising in social sciences and cutting edge research impacting on young people, human rights, restorative justice and crime.  The YVJ is supported by an independent  Editorial Board and seeks to provide a reference source for academia, policy makers and youth services internationally.

Call for Papers

Young people face unique challenges in a constantly evolving global society. In these upcoming Special Issues, the Youth Voice Journal will provide special attention upon matters where young peoples’ lives are significantly affected and their opinions are marginalised. As a result, we encourage innovate research and submissions centred on the views of young people (e.g. on Politics, youth identity and youth led-research). The journal has previously welcomed articles on youth policy matters with particular interests in

  • Youth Crime
  • Human Rights
  • Citizenship
  • Restorative Justice
  • Youth- led approach to research and policy

Submission Guidelines

If you wish and are interested in contributing to the YVJ, please consult our Author Guidelines and Editorial Policy outlining all key information (including word count, formatting etc.). To submit an article or for any queries contact the editor –

Support us

The Journal is unfunded and functions on a non-profit nature. It is supported by a group of volunteers and therefore any donation is warmly welcomed and acknowledged. Individual and organisational subscriptions as well as purchasing articles from the Journal allows us to continue its publication. Publishers, conference organisers and advertisers are all welcome to include pages in the Journal. To find out more email


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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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