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Call for Submissions Journal of Veterans Studies April 30, 2016

Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 21, 2016 - 5:51pm

Call for Submissions Journal of Veterans Studies April 30, 2016
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Journal of Veterans Studies
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The Journal of Veterans Studies invites submissions for its inaugural issue Summer 2016

Journal Focus and Scope
The Journal of Veterans Studies is an open-access, online, peer-reviewed, and interdisciplinary journal. The goals of the journal are to further the 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 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 others). Additionally, it can be seen in and out of formal education: by current members of the military, leaders of nonprofits, independent artists, grassroots activists, and students taking courses in veterans studies.

Call for Submissions
We welcome electronic submissions including scholarly articles, interviews with leading organizations/figures engaged in veterans studies, and book or new media reviews.

• Articles should be between 8,000 – 10,00 words and/or 20 double-spaced pages.
• Review articles should be 1,500-3,000 words including references and notes. Book and New Media Reviews are solicited. Those interested in reviewing particular works should contact the appropriate review editor: Contact Katt Blackwell-Starnes for New Media Reviews or Sarah Austin for Book Reviews.
• Interviews should be between 2,000-4,000 words.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of the field and journal, the latest editions of documentation / formatting styles MLA, Chicago, and APA are welcome for works that include references.

Your name or other identifying information should not appear in the submission itself. Please review author and submission guidelines (which ensure blind peer review) before completing the online submission process

Deadline for submissions to the inaugural issue is April 30, 2016

Contact Mariana Grohowski, Editor at with questions and queries.

The Journal of Veterans Studies is registered with the Council of Editors of Learned Journals

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