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International Journal of Youth-Led Research

World's first peer-reviewed journal for youth-led research on the Sustainable Development Goals

Aims & Scope

      The journal publishes youth-led and youth-centered research papers on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, inclusive of all three designated dimensions: social, economic, and environmental dimensions. The journal’s general definition of youth is young people between the age of 13 and 21. The International Journal of Youth-Led Research publishes empirical studies, systematic literature reviews, and position papers. We welcome studies on the current states, issues, approaches, and progress of sustainable development at local, national, and international levels, extending to social, economic, and environmental dimensions.

Publication Frequency

          The International Journal of Youth-Led Research publishes two issues per year, in the spring and fall.

Peer Review Process

        All published articles go through editorial-review and peer-review process. Peer reviews are conducted in a double-blind fashion: both author and reviewers identities remain anonymous. The Editor in Chief handles all correspondence with the author and makes the final decision based on the reviews.

        Each manuscript is evaluated by two qualified peer reviewers selected by the Editor in Chief. The peer reviewers examine the manuscript and return it with their recommendation to the Editor in Chief within 3 weeks. The Editor in Chief decides the acceptance or rejection of the paper based on the reviews. Papers needing revision are returned to the authors, and the author must submit the revised manuscript to the Editor in Chief within the required time frame. Depending on the nature of the paper, multiple revisions may be recommended.

Open Access Policy & CC License


        The journal provides immediate open access to its content. All articles published will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy, and reuse following the guidelines of the Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC. The CC BY-NC License requires that reusers give appropriate credit to the content creator, e.g., authors, researchers, and multimedia content writers, directors, and editors. The CC BY-NC license only allows noncommercial uses of the content. Commercial uses of all kinds are strictly prohibited.


Journal Information




DOI: 10.56299

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