The journal publish the BA and the MA student’s professional and/or scientific articles (with a review process conducted by the national tutors). Some articles are co-written between students and scholars, and some are authored by students individually or in joint author groups. The journal also enable other students, practitioners and researchers to publish.
The availability of an open access journal is an important element of the overall goal of reducing barriers in higher education. Many students and indeed also academics find the idea of submitting to an academic journal to be quite challenging or even frightening. The aim of the journal is to create a supportive and positive environment in which students can take their first venture into writing academic articles whilst maintaining academic rigor and quality. The ability to publish is likely to boost the student’s confidence and having a list of publications is an important element in enhancing employability for those students who may want to seek employment in academia.
The academic partners involved in the project will also act as editors and peer reviewers.
The journal will include a mix of contributions including scientific papers but also invite opinion / discussion papers and reports from practitioners from the field. The journal will be free of charge, open for all and sustainable beyond the lifespan of this project. Accordingly, the focus of the journal will be to invite contributions from a broad range of fields relating to work with young people.
The objectives of The journal of Youth Voices in Education: Methods, Theory, Practice are:
- to publish articles from students, researchers and practitioners related to marginalisation of young people and co-created education
- to inspire others to pursue programs and research projects that tackle issues of marginalization and pursue co-created education
- to enhance the quality of schooling, further and higher education across Europe and encourage inclusion for students who have experienced marginalization and social disadvantage