The Journal of Veterans Studies (ISSN 2470-4768) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal. The goals of the journal are to sustain international research in veterans studies, facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations, and narrow gaps between cultures, institutions, experiences, knowledge, and understanding.
We understand veterans studies as a multi-faceted, scholarly investigation of military veterans and their families. Topics within that investigation could include but are not limited to, combat exposure, reintegration challenges, and the complex systems and institutions (VA) that shape the veteran experience. Veterans studies, by its very nature, may analyze experiences closely tied to military studies, but the emphasis of veterans studies is the “veteran experience,” i.e., what happens after the service member departs the armed forces.
The work of veterans studies can be found in such fields as Rhetoric and Composition, Literature, History, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Student Affairs (among many others). Additionally, it can be seen in and out of formal education: by current members of the military, leaders of nonprofits, artists, activists, and students taking courses in veterans studies. Such research and work can take multiple forms. The journal is open to multimodal submissions in a variety of formats The Journal of Veterans Studies is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.
Journal of Veterans Studies (JVS) Spring 2020 Issue
Guest Editor: Neil Southern,
Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Deadline: January 6, 2020
The experiences of those with long-term caring responsibilities for veterans who have sustained severe psychological or physical injuries as a consequence of conflict, is an under-researched area. Given that the family is the primary agency for the frequent provision of extensive care, it is unsurprising that this role is performed by spouses. A serious injury, of course, can also have a substantial impact on the wider family unit and may, in fact, be transgenerational in its effects. However, little is known about spousal caregiving and the challenges which the role entails. This results in a two-fold problem: firstly, scholarly understanding is poor and this has implications vis-à-vis the comprehensiveness and quality of teaching programmes in veterans studies; secondly, the dearth of knowledge results in little meaningful research material being available to policymakers when making decisions about how best to help injured veterans and assist their caregivers. There are grounds for considering those who regularly provide significant levels of caregiving to qualify as a distinct category of victim. Accordingly, it is hoped that this call for papers will not only advance our empirical understanding of the role of spousal caregiving, but that it will progress theoretical discussion about the less observable dimensions of victimhood. Contributions related to the following themes are welcome:
Priority Deadline: January 6, 2020
All scholarly articles should be complete (submissions should fall within 6,000–10,000 words including abstract, keywords, notes, and references). Complete articles should be prepared for blind peer review and submitted via the above website. JVS’ website offers details on preparing anonymized submissions.
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