Call for Papers
Psychology of Men & Masculinity® (the official journal of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, APA Division 51), is among the world's first scholarly publications devoted to the dissemination of research, theory, and clinical scholarship that advances the discipline of the psychology of men and masculinity.
This discipline is defined broadly as the study of how men's psychology is influenced and shaped by gender, and by the process of masculinization, in both its socially constructed and biological forms. We welcome scholarship that advances 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.
Psychology of Men & Masculinity is part of the Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports (JCR), with a 2011 (ISI) Impact Factor of 2.078, ranking 13th out of 59 journals (top quartile) in the JCR Social Psychology category, and is among top sex- and gender-related journals.
We are interested in work that arises from applied fields, such as clinical, counseling, health, 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. 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;
- 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.
Submitted manuscripts must be written in the style outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.).
Psychology of Men & Masculinity will accept both regular-length submissions (7,500 words) and brief reports (2,500 words). Submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.