Call for Papers: Journal of Youth & Society Special Issue: “Challenges Associated with European Rural NEETs Youth Inclusion: Characterising Empowerment, Education and Employment Intervention Pathways”
Call for Papers: Journal of Youth & Society Special Issue: “Challenges Associated with European Rural NEETs Youth Inclusion: Characterising Empowerment, Education and Employment Intervention Pathways” (Updated May 2021)
– Abstract no later than the 31th of May 2021 [EXTENDED]
– Full article no later than the 15th of June 2021 [EXTENDED]
– Expected publication by 31st of August 2021
According to our Annual Thematic Plan, we have the opportunity to fund Article Processing Charge of up to 8 articles for the Special Issue “Challenges Associated with European Rural NEETs Youth Inclusion: Characterising Empowerment, Education and Employment Intervention Pathways” to be published in Youth&Society Journal (Q1 both in 2019 Journal Citation Reports and SCOPUS impact indexes).
In this Special Issue, we encourage researchers to submit theoretical, methodological and empirical articles on topics related such as:
Suggested suitable topics include:
- Policies for youth social inclusion and their impact at regional and national levels
- Inclusion strategies within and between regions and cities, including comparative analysis
- Community development to promote youth social inclusion
- Inclusive employment policies and intervention programs
- Good practices of coordination within and between social services and employment services
- Rural development policies and youth empowerment
- Rural youth and their specific inclusion challenges
- Nature, forms and mechanism of youth social exclusion and discrimination in social, economic, political and cultural spheres
- Formal educational policies, programmes and intervention programmes
- Non-formal educational policies, programmes and intervention programmes
- Policies and strategies related to the youth school-to-employment transition experience
The scope of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for researchers to share their research work on the field of youth mobility and rurality including aspects of migrations, transportation, commuting, rural development, social exclusion and inclusion.
In order to COST and RNYN to be able to fully reimburse Article Processing Charges (CHF 1900 or approx. €1759), manuscript proposals will be selected by the Guest editors of the Special Issue based on the basis of the fulfilment (and the degree of fulfilment) of the following 4 criteria:
- Accepted articles including authors of RNYN from at least three COST Member Countries.
Below check some examples of works that would be (not) admissible for this call, under the COST rules for publication:
One paper with three authors from three different countries (e.g. Spain, Portugal and Italy) – one of the authors is not a member of the Action – admissible – the criteria is membership of the country to the Action and not being a member of the Action.One paper with three authors from three different countries (e.g. Spain, Portugal and Finland) – one of the authors is not from a member country of the Action – not admissible – Finland is not part of RNYN.
- Accepted manuscripts must be related to the topic of this specific call.
- Contributions should be considered relevant to RNYN’s Scope/Approach and be an original theoretical, methodological or empirical contribution to the field not being considered for publication elsewhere or already published.
- Accepted articles having at least 50% of the authors from ITC countries (as defined by COST) and/or by Early Career Investigators will be prioritized in the selection for funding.
All proposals received under this call will be classified by the editors of this special issue in three categories after receiving the editorial decision on publication:
- Accepted articles for publication to be funded 100% under the RNYN COST action.
- Accepted articles for publication to which authors fund APC with their own resources.
- Non-accepted articles.
All articles will be reviewed by anonymous reviewers selected by the journal. Articles must be written in academic UK English and reviewed by professional editors. As you know, there is some budget in the COST action to cover professional language editing.
Timeline for the publication of the special issue:
- To Inform all RNYN Consortium members.
- There will be no proposal submission process, you will directly send your papers for proof reading. Deadline of submitting proposals: 31th May 2021
- Editors will send back articles after the proofreading process (June 10th, 2021)
- To receive full article submissions from authors through the Sustainability Journal online platform. Deadline proposal: 15th June 2021.
- Review process will be conducted by the Journal according to their editorial and peer review processes.
- To inform the authors about the acceptance/rejection of their articles and which ones will be funded under the RNYN COST action for the Special Issue Challenges Associated with European Rural NEETs Youth Inclusion: Characterising Empowerment, Education and Employment Intervention Pathways” in Sustainability Journal. Expected: 31st August 2021.
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