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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

    Authors should make complete disclosures to the Editor of any previous submissions and reports of the material or electronic dissemination of the findings that might be considered redundant or duplicate publication. The Editor of IJMH will, as an exceptional circumstance, consider secondary publication of a paper. The prospective authors will need to provide a robust rationale to the Editor for them to consider such secondary publication. The authors will also need to obtain approval for such secondary submission from the editor and/or publisher where the original work was deposited. Such secondary publication will not be considered if it breaks any copyright law.


    Authors of manuscripts describing research using human participants are required to comply with APA ethical standards in the treatment of human participants. See APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.


    IJMH publishes regular articles (7,500 to 8,500 words), brief reports (2,500 to 3,000 words), book review essays, regular book reviews, media reviews, and letters to the Editor. Please indicate the intended submission type as well as the word count (including abstract and references) on the title page of the manuscript.


    The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

    The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

    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. For online help please visit http://www.apastyle.org


    If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal (i.e., regular articles and brief reports), the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.


    All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 150 words typed on a separate page. The abstract should not duplicate the text verbatim but include the research question or review scope, identify the data, and give some indication of the findings.


    After the abstract, supply up to five keywords or brief phrases. Do not capitalize or alphabetize; separate by comma.


    References should be listed in alphabetic order (also double-spaced). Avoid any formatting including any use of tabs or carriage returns within references. Each listed reference should be cited in the text and each text citation should be listed in the References. Delete spaces between author initials. Basic formats are as follows:

    Journal article: Birbeck, D., & Drummond, M. (2006). Understanding boys bodies and masculinity in early childhood. International Journal of Men’s Health, 5(3), 238-250.

    Article in an Internet-only journal: Gordon, R. (2004, June 15). The men among us. Library Journal.com. Retrieved October 15, 2006, from http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA423789.html

    Book: 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.

    Dissertation abstracted in DAI: 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.

  • DOIs

    Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. Digital object identifiers (DOIs) are appreciated bu not mandatory. If DOIs are included, please provide them consistently for all materials where available. Do not include DOI resolver URLs (e.g. https://dx.doi.org). Write: "doi:" and supply the DOI without space.


    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.


    Provide tables as appendix to the manuscript file. Use page breaking so as to begin each table on a new page. Please make sure all tables follow APA-6 formatting with respect to numbering, titles, notes, significance levels, and so on.


    Please provide full grant acknowledgment information in the final draft of accepted manuscripts.


    When a manuscript 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 art work. Provide courtesy statements and captions with all figures.

Author Guidelines

The Men's Studies Press is in the process of ceasing publication of all journals, including The International Journal of Men’s Health. Please do not submit any manuscripts or manuscript proposals as they will not be considered for review. The below guidelines on manuscript preparation apply to accepted manuscripts.