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 higher education, humanities, 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. We support the practical application of new knowledge regarding veterans studies to veteran and non-veteran (active duty, business, nonprofit, artists, activists) audiences as well as research that moves the field of veterans studies forward.
Our acceptance rate* is 69% *rate includes desk-reject submissions and only accounts for submissions received between 01/01/2019 to present.
Submit abstracts to Bryon L. Garner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Within the scholarly realm, patriotism has often been researched within social sciences, humanities, but there is little published research through the lens of veteran studies. Patriotism in America has evoked passionate responses from both non-veterans as well as veterans but what does it mean to be patriotic in America in the 21st century? Has the meaning of patriotism changed from the last century? Is American patriotism accessible across social and cultural boundaries, is it an aspirational idea for some, or is it an outdated social construct in an ever-evolving society? How can patriotism be measured?
From 1940 to 1973, compulsory military service shaped the lives of millions of Americans, their families, and their communities. Now, less than one percent of the US population serves in the US military according to the Council on Foreign Relations. Many communities no longer experience the impact of military service. While veteran status is a space fewer Americans occupy, identification as a veteran remains associated with American patriotism. For some Americans, military service has been a pathway to American citizenship for those who were born in foreign countries while, for others, military service democratized American society through legislation which integrated women and persons of color. For both non-veteran and veterans, patriotism operates within an intersectional paradigm – a space where interconnected social, cultural, and racial identities overlap to define unique lived experiences. For this special issue of the Journal of Veteran Studies, we solicit scholarly articles that pursue the concept of contemporary patriotic identity within an intersectional paradigm. Contributors are invited to explore the following questions or others:
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