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Special Issue: Scanning the Future CLIMATE, POPULISM, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & JOBS (Special Issue)

Organization: rj4allpublications
Event: Special Issue
Categories: Digital Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2021-01-01 Abstract Due: 2020-09-01

About the Journal
The Youth Voice Journal (YVJ®) is the leading, international, multidisciplinary and double-blind peer-reviewed journal specialising in publishing theoretical contributions and empirical research on issues affecting young people all over the world.

The Youth Voice Journal (ISNN 2056-2969) is ranked and indexed by Scopus, ORCID, Kudos, EBSCO Information Services , The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) and Criminal Justice Abstracts. YVJ is also a member of COPE, ensuring we adhere to codes of conduct for journal editors.

The YVJ is managed by an independent Academic and Editorial Board and seeks to provide a reference source for academia, policymakers and youth services internationally.

YVJ™ aims include:

Create knowledge and contribute to the literature by publishing high-quality research on issues affecting young people
Establish and further develop the youth-led method for research and social policy
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 policymakers and academia to be published.

The Special issue
Today, young people all over the world face unique challenges in a constantly evolving global environment. In this upcoming issue, the Youth Voice Journal will provide special attention to Scanning the Future. We have added Climate, Populism, Artificial Intelligence and Jobs to the title as illustrative but by no means exclusive issues that may merit the attention of contributors. Life is tough for so many young people. The challenges range across a host of issues.

The 2015 Declaration of the 2nd European Youth Work Convention talked of the essence of ‘youth work’ is about both ‘spaces’ and ‘bridges’ for young people. This idea could now extend to the entire youth policy context: how do we both support young people in moving forward positively and purposefully in their lives while simultaneously ensuring space for their autonomy, decision-making and voice? Such a question, or questions, apply across contexts as diverse as the climate emergency and the labour market, and across issues as diverse as migration and populism. What have young people got to say? Where will Artificial Intelligence make a difference? What should be the role of social media? How can individualism and justice be better balanced? What about generational inequities and connections? Ultimately, what kind of balance should be struck across these fields between structure and autonomy, between ‘enabling’ young people through mitigating risk and cultivating an environment of hope and possibility while ‘ensuring’ that the capabilities of youth can shine through and produce perspectives and initiatives of their own.

As a result, we encourage innovative research and submissions grounded in youth and youth-led research and centred on the views and experiences of young people.

Editorial Policy
If you wish and are interested in contributing to the YVJ, please consult our Author Guidelines and Editorial Policy outlining all the key information. We aim to have all manuscripts to be peer-reviewed within a 4-6 weeks’ time frame before being accepted for publication.

The Youth Voice Journal is published by RJ4All Publications, a branch of Restorative Justice for All (RJ4All) International Institute, which is an international NGO with a mission to advance community and social cohesion, and redistribute power within society at the local, national and international levels.



Thandiwe Klapwijk-Mncina