Youth Voice Journal special Issue: Sexual Orientation & Young People

IARS has always aspired to be a leader in creating new knowledge and forming public and expert opinion on matters involving youth, justice and equality. When Dr. Theo Gavrielides founded the Youth Voice Journal (YVJ) in 2009, his aim was to create a space that allowed academics and young people to publish their research on a peer-reviewed platform in the hopes that this collection of evidence-based research changes the way we view matters that affect us all. In just the first three months in 2018 and with the support of a new Content Editor, Hanin Khaddour, we have done more work on the YVJ and received more manuscripts than ever before.

Today we are extremely excited to launch the first 2018 Special Issue, with Special Guest editor Dr Jason Schaub from Birmingham University, titled Sexual Orientation and Young People. This release highlights the journey that young people face while dealing with LGBT+ issues.

The full issue can be downloaded here. The following articles that are in the issue can also be downloaded separately:

Schaub, J. (2018) “LGBT Young People’s Lives: Challenging but improving”, Vol: 8, Youth Voice Journal, page 8-12 Online ISSN: 2056-2969.

Alexander, J. (2018) “You’re so different that your difference is you”, Vol: 8, Youth Voice Journal, page 14-31 Online ISSN: 2056-2969

De-Chants, J. et al. (2018) “Beyond the Tipping Point: Modifying the Five C’s to Empower Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth”, Vol: 8, Youth Voice Journal, page 33-45 Online ISSN: 2056-2969.

Perger, N. (2018) “When young LGBTIQ+ people speak up: “We are here!””, Vol: 8, Youth Voice Journal, page 47-59 Online ISSN: 2056-2969

2018 Special Issues and Annual Conference

We excited to share that this year we will be publishing more YVJ Special Issues that focus on Mental Health Issues, Refugees, Young people in politics and finally Black History Month.

We currently have a call for papers for the Mental Health Special Issues and for the Special Issue covering Refugee and Asylum Seeking matters. If you are interested in submitting a paper for either Issue please refer to our editorial policy and submission guidelines.

In line with the releases of the LGBT Youth Voice Journal Special, IARS will be holding their 6th Annual International Conference, which has a day dedicated to our project, Epsilon, which supports LGBT Migrants and Refugees. If you would like to attend the conference, follow this link to find out more and register. We will be offering a limited number of bursaries of up to €200 plus the costs of registration (£70) for international participants. IARS members, worshop presenters, young people, migrants and refugees will be prioritised.

If you are interested in participating in the annual conference we have a call for abstract with a deadline for the 15th May 2018.

We are certain that our growing presence will help our charitable mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer, and more inclusive society.​

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).

Youth Voice Journal is published by IARS Publications an independent publisher supported by The IARS International Institute. To enable us to continue providing it through this open access website, please consider supporting it. Its Secretariat, Editor in Chief and Editorial Board are all volunteers. To support the Journal through a donation click here