|Publications: Psychology of Men & Masculinity (PMM)|
UPDATE: Psychology of Men and Masculinity Accepted into Journal Citation Reports:
First Impact Factor to be Released Summer 2011
We are pleased to announce that Thomson Reuters has accepted the Psychology of Men and Masculinity (PMM) into its indexing and abstracting services. This important selection means that the journal will now be included in Thomson Reuters’ annual Journal Citation Reports, which publishes the important Journal Impact Factor. The Journal Impact Factor is a widely-used measure of a journal’s impact or importance within a field of study (see Sánchez, 2010, in July’s issue of PMM). All PMM articles published since January 2007 will be included in the report, and the first series of calculations (e.g., Impact Factor, IF without self-cites, and Immediacy Index) should be released in the summer of 2011. Consequently, the number of citations that PMM’s recent articles (i.e., those published in 2008 and 2009) receive in peer-reviewed articles published in 2010 will play a critical role in our first Impact Factor. Regardless, we encourage all who are invested in the success of PMM to help circulate recent articles so that we can increase the odds of our important work being noticed and cited by future publications.
I wanted to make sure you know about Psychology of Men and Masculinity. This quarterly journal is the official publication of The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51 of the American Psychological Association.
Psychology of Men & Masculinity is devoted to the dissemination of research, theory, and clinical scholarship that advances the psychology of men and masculinity. This discipline is defined broadly as the study of how boys’ and men’s psychology is influenced and shaped by both sex and gender, and encompasses both the study of biological sex differences and similarities as well as of the social construction of gender.
We are interested in work that arises from applied fields, such as clinical, counseling, and school psychology, and foundational areas such as social, developmental, and cognitive psychology, and the study of emotions. We welcome research using diverse methodologies, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Scholarship advancing our understanding of men’s psychology across the life span, across racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity groups, across national boundaries, and across historical time is welcome.
Examples of relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the processes and consequences of male gender role socialization, including its impact on men’s health, behavior, interpersonal relationships, emotional development, violence, and psychological well-being; assessment and measurement of the masculine gender role; gender role strain, stress, and conflict; masculinity ideology; fathering; men’s utilization of psychological services; conceptualization and assessment of interventions addressing men’s understanding of masculinity; sexuality and sexual orientation; biological aspects of male development; the victimization of male children and adults; and boys’ and men’s relationships with girls and women and with each other. PMM publishes both regular length article and brief reports and soon will begin to publish special theme sections on topics of interest to our readership.
I hope you will consider Psychology of Men and Masculinity”” as an outlet for your research and scholarship. You can submit manuscripts electronically through our submission portal, located at the following web address: http://www.apa.org/journals/men/submission.html.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Ronald F. Levant, Ed.D., ABPP
1st Annual Editorial Board Meeting at the 2010 APA Convention in San Diego, CA