- Country: International
- Publisher: Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS)
- Frequency of Publication: Bi-Annually
- Published: From: 2010 To: Present
- ISSN: 2049-2073
- Language: English
- Weblink: http://iars.org.uk/content/yvj
- Youth Policy
- Social Policy
- Youth Crime
- Human Rights
- Restorative Justice
- Youth-Led Research
- Youth-Led Policy
Youth Voice is an international, multidisciplinary, refereed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on youth policy and issues affecting young people.
The Journal publishes original papers on youth policy matters with a particular interest in youth crime, human rights, citizenship, restorative justice and the youth-led approach to research and policy.
Each article provides critical analysis on a policy area/piece of legislation/piece of research that affects young people, and addresses the journal’s international audience, which includes both academia and policy makers.
Youth Voice Journal aims to:
- provide a medium, especially for young researchers and young academics, to inform social policy and academia about the youth perspective through evidence based research;
- provide a platform for the intellectual exchange of ideas around the globe with the aim of influencing policies and practices that affect young people;
- actively encourage and aide those young people whose voice is rarely heard by policy makers to contribute to the journal or be heard through it.
Young researchers and academics, students, graduates and those who are at the early stages of their career are encouraged to make submissions to the Journal. If the author is not a young person (below 27), then young people must be substantially involved in the research or be the subject of investigation. However, we aim to publish at least one paper per issue that is written by an established academic or policy maker.