International Journal of Men’s Health

Steve Robertson, editor
1532-6306 (Print) 1933-0278 (Online)
Peer reviewed
Current volume: 13 (2014)
Editorial Board
Abstracting & Indexing Databases: Adis International Ltd.; CSA (ASSIA, PsycINFO); EBSCOhost; Elsevier (EMBASE, Scopus); E-psyche, Gale; H.W. Wilson; Metapress; OCLC (PsycFIRST, PsycINFO); ProQuest (incl. GenderWatch); Google Scholar

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Purpose and Scope

The International Journal of Men’s Health (IJMH) publishes peer-reviewed papers addressing all aspects of men’s health. Multidisciplinary, multicultural, empirical, theoretical, applied, and historical contributions, as well as critical reviews and studies that analyze innovative intervention strategies will be encouraged. Original qualitative studies will be given high priority.

IJMH is intended for teachers, students and professionals involved in the behavioral and social sciences, health sciences, medicine, and public health, and scholars whose interest in or research examines men’s health issues in the broadest sense. Thus, epidemiologists, health educators, medical anthropologists, nurses and physicians, psychologists and psychiatrists, public health workers, social workers, and sociologists will find the International Journal of Men’s Health a valuable resource for advancing their knowledge about men’s health concerns and gender-specific health care.


Manuscript preparation

The International Journal of Men’s Health 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. For online help please visit


Abstract and keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 120 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, 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: 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 Retrieved October 15, 2006, from

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.



High-quality printouts are needed for all figures (300 dpi). The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing.


Review Procedure

International Journal of Men’s Health 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.



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