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.
From June 19-30, 2023, Virginia Tech will host a NEH Summer Institute for K-12 educators, designed to train 25 high school teachers to carry out oral history projects with veterans in their classes. Week 1 will consist of workshops, panels, guest speakers, and training sessions in Blacksburg, VA; during week 2, we will travel to Washington D.C., tour the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, Arlington National Cemetary, the Military Women’s Memorial, and the World War II and Vietnam Veterans Memorials. Participants will receive a $2,200 stipend to help cover the costs. Applications open December 1, 2022-March 3, 2023. Learn more and apply here.
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