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The Journal of Men’s Studies

The Journal of Men’s Studies

A Scholarly Journal About Men and Masculinities

eISSN: 19330251 | ISSN: 10608265 | Current volume: 32 | Current issue: 2 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).

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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.

Jason Laker San Jose State University, USA
Managing Editor
Diederik F. Janssen Independent Researcher
Editorial Board
Mostafa Abedinifard University of British Columbia, Canada
Jonathan A. Allan Brandon University, Canada, Gender and Women’s Studies, Canada
Kyle Ashlee Independent Scholar, USA
Beth Berila Saint Cloud State University, USA
Beth E. Bukoski Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Dan Cassino Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA
D. Chase Catalano Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Saayan Chattopadhyay University of Calcutta, India, Journalism & Mass Communication, India
Jeff W. Cohen Plymouth State University, New Hampshire, USA
Keenan Colquitt Jr. University of Michigan, USA
Alejandro Frank Covarrubias California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, USA
Walter S. DeKeseredy West Virginia University, USA
Murray Drummond University of South Australia, School of Health Sciences, Australia
Siphiwe I. Dube University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Michael Flood Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart Texas Christian University, US, Film and Media Studies, USA
Adrian Huerta, PhD University of Southern California, USA
Mark Justad Guilford College, Center for Principled Problem Solving, USA
Cáel M. Keegan Grand Valley State University, USA
Michael Kehler University of Calgary, Canada
Vern Klobassa University of Saint Thomas, USA
Marc Lafrance Concordia University, Canada
James P. Maurino SUNY-Empire State College, Buffalo, Counseling Psychology, USA
Mark McCormack Aston University, UK
Don McCreary Donald McCreary Scientific Consulting
Jane G. V. McGaughey Concordia University, Canada
James McNinch University of Regina, Canada
Wilson K. Okello Pennsylvania State University, USA
Craig Owen, PhD Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Joseph H. Pleck University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Human Development and Family Studies, Retired
Arthur Flannigan Saint-Aubin Occidental College, Romance Language and Literature, USA
Dr. Geng Song The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dan Tillapaugh California Lutheran University, USA
Vinodh Venkatesh, PhD Virginia Tech, USA
Andrea Waling La Trobe University, Australia
Suen Yiu Tung The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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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 (7th ed., 2019). 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.


    The Journal of Men’s Studies may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy.

    If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.

    Visit the Sage Journals and Preprints page for more details about preprints.

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