The Journal of Men’s Studies

James Doyle, editor
ISSN    1060-8265 (Print) 1933-0251 (Online)
Peer reviewed
Current volume: 22 (2014)
Editorial Staff (as of 2014)
Abstracting & Indexing Databases: CSA (MLA International Bibliography, PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts); EBSCOhost (many packages); E-psyche; Gale (many packages); H.W. Wilson (many packages); MetaPress; OCLC; ProQuest (many packages incl. GenderWatch); Google Scholar

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Purpose and Scope

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.

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).


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. 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, 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

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: 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 (300 dpi). 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.



Submit manuscripts only as electronic files (.rtf or .doc file) via Please visit our Style Checklist page for details. Mail correspondence to The Journal of Men’s Studies, P.O. Box 32, Harriman, TN 37748, USA.