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The Journal of Men’s Studies

The Journal of Men’s Studies

An Official Journal of the American Men’s Studies Association
A Scholarly Journal About Men and Masculinities

James Doyle, PhD Roane State Community College

eISSN: 19330251 | ISSN: 10608265 | Current volume: 25 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

The Journal of Men’s Studies publishes the best research—both theoretical and empirical—in the emergent men’s studies field, recognizing the varied influences of class, culture, race, and sexual orientation on defining men’s experiences. The journal’s cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural character disseminates material by men’s studies scholars from various perspectives (political, social, cultural, and historical) as well as various disciplines (anthropology, sociology, history, psychology, literature, theology).

Along with regular articles (approximately 6,000 to 8,000 words), The Journal of Men’s Studies routinely publishes book reviews (approximately 750 words).

The Journal of Men’s Studies is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal devoted to providing an interdisciplinary forum for the critical discussion of issues involving men and masculinities and for disseminating new knowledge about men’s lives to a broad audience that includes scholars, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and students.

James Doyle, PhD Roane State Community College
Book Review Editor
Arthur Flannigan Saint-Aubin Occidental College, Romance Language and Literature
Managing Editor
Diederik F. Janssen Independent Researcher, Men's and Boyhood Studies; Medical History
Editorial Board
Jonathan A. Allan Brandon University, Canada, Gender and Women’s Studies
Stephen B. Boyd Wake Forest University, Religious Studies
Saayan Chattopadhyay University of Calcutta, India, Journalism & Mass Communication
J. Michael Clark Independent Researcher, Gay Theology
Jeff W. Cohen University of Washington, Tacoma, Criminal Justice
Carmen M. Cusack Keiser University and Nova Southeastern University, US, Criminal Justice
Murray Drummond University of South Australia, School of Health Sciences
Glenn E. Good University of Missouri, Columbia, Psychology
Whitney Harris Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, US, Diversity and Equity
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart Texas Christian University, US, Film and Media Studies
Douglas Hindman Private Practice, Men’s Issues/Treatment
Mark Justad Guilford College, Center for Principled Problem Solving
Nedra R. Lander University of Ottawa, Canada, Psychiatry
Merle Longwood Siena College, Religious Studies
James P. Maurino SUNY-Empire State College, Buffalo, Counseling Psychology
William McCarthy University of North Carolina Wilmington, History
Mark McCormack Durham University, UK
Don McCreary Defence R&D Canada, Toronto, Canada
Xuan Truong T. Nguyen Independent Scholar, US, American Studies
James O’Neil University of Connecticut, Storrs, Psychology and Family Studies
Joseph H. Pleck University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Human Development and Family Studies, Retired
Don Sabo D’Youville College, Sociology
Edward H. Thompson, Jr. College of Holy Cross, Sociology and Anthropology
Suen Yiu Tung The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Sexualities and Ageing
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    Manuscript preparation.

    The Journal of Men’s Studies publishes regular articles (7,500 to 8,500 words) and brief reports (2,500 to 3,000 words). Authors should prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2009). Formatting instructions and instructions on the preparation of abstracts, text with designated headers (A-level through C-level), references, tables, and figures appear in the Manual. All copy must be double-spaced.

    Abstract and keywords.

    All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 120 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases.


    References should be listed in alphabetic order (also double-spaced). Each listed reference should be cited in the text, and each text citation should be listed in the References. Basic formats are as follows:

    Journal article:

    Chua, P., & Fujino, D. C. (1999). Negotiating new Asian-American masculinities: Attitudes and gender expectations. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 7, 391-413.

    Article in an Internet-only journal:

    Gordon, R. (2004, June 15). The men among us. Library Retrieved October 15, 2006, from


    Lee, T. (2007). A new path at midlife: Transformative relationship & story for men. Harriman, TN: Men’s Studies Press.

    Chapter in a book:

    Pleck, J. H. (1995). The gender role strain paradigm: An update. In R. F. Levant & W. S. Pollack (Eds.), A new psychology of men (pp. 11-32). New York: Basic Books.


    Davis, F. (1987). Antecedents and consequents of gender role conflict: An empirical test of sex role strain analysis (Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University, 1987). Dissertation Abstracts International, 48(11), 3443.


    Graphic files are accepted if supplied as Tiff files (.tiff). High-quality printouts are needed for all figures. The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing.

    Review Procedure.

    The Journal of Men’s Studies uses a masked review process. Authors are asked to include all identifying information in the cover letter, including the manuscript title, the authors’ names, institutional affiliations, and e-mail addresses. The first page of the manuscript should include only the article’s title, abstract, and keywords. Footnotes containing information that would reveal the authors’ identity and/or affiliation should be removed. Every effort should be made to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to the author’s identity.


    When an article has been accepted, authors are required to obtain and provide to the editor all necessary permissions to reproduce in print and electronic form any copyrighted work, including, for example, photographs of people.

    Publication Policy.

    Our policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications. Our policy also prohibits publication of a manuscript that has already been published in whole or substantial part elsewhere. Authors of manuscripts describing research using human participants are required to comply with APA ethical standards in the treatment of human participants. Upon acceptance of a manuscript, authors must sign and return a copyright agreement.

    SAGE Choice and Open Access

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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