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.
Call for Papers for Edited Collection | Advancing Veterans Studies
This collection emerges from the current moment and our shared interest in advancing veterans studies as an academic discipline. Consistent with this range of efforts, we welcome contributions that give voice not just to campus-community successes, but also to their challenges beyond academic borders. To complement chapter-length discussions of approximately 25 pages or the equivalent, we encourage course syllabi or project design case studies of approximately 8-10 pages (or equivalent), as well as interviews with veterans studies specialists working on campus and in the community to advance the field of veterans studies.
Contributions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• What are best practices for teaching veterans studies?
• What are best practices for researching veterans studies?
• What theories drive veterans studies?
• What are the material conditions or institutional constraints impacting veterans studies?
• How is veterans studies being taught in community organizations?
We welcome queries regarding format and content during the proposal development and submission process; please submit all proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for 500-word proposals and brief author bio | Sept. 1, 2019 to email@example.com
Feedback on proposals: November 1, 2019
Deadline for manuscripts app. 25 double-spaced pages or the equivalent: March 24, 2020
Feedback to contributors: April 15, 2020
Deadline for revised manuscripts: June 15, 2020
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