How to read JMMS
Looking down the Table of Contents of each issue you will see that author names and page numbers are in green. Green text means a link to somewhere else, so the green author name will take you to the author’s page, and the green page numbers will take you to the article in question.
Once you have clicked on the required page numbers you have two reading choices: a pdf article, or html article. If you want to open, read and save the pdf article, look in the “Appearing In” box to your left and you will see that you have the opportunity to download a pdf of the individual article, or the entire issue. The html article is right there in front of you, and is even paginated in the same way as the pdf for easy citation. Happy reading!
JMMS is an Open Access journal, which means it is available online to all readers, free of charge. JMMS is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
The benefits of Open Access to both scholarly and general readers are great. For further information refer to these two useful sources by John Willinsky:
The Nine Flavours of Open Access Scholarly Publishing (J Postgrad Med 2003;49:263-267. A paper-length case).
The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (MIT Press, 2006. A book-length case).
Copyright on all JMMS articles belongs to the author. Anyone wishing to reproduce content beyond fair use from JMMS articles should contact the author directly for their permission. Author’s email addresses can be found at the end of each article.
Focus and Scope
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions.
JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its interdisciplinary area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. JMMS papers address historical and contemporary phenomena as well as speculative essays about future spiritualities.
Manuscripts are initially reviewed by the Executive or Guest Editor, who then passes suitable submissions to two reviewers with appropriate expertise. All reviews are “blind,” i.e., the identity of the author is withheld from the reviewers. Reviewers generally provide comments or feedback to the author via the Executive or Guest Editor. Manuscripts may be rejected, accepted outright, or accepted subject to revision. Reviews typically take 8-12 weeks.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
Alongside our regular editions JMMS will publish various special editions focusing on a particular theme relevant to the area of men, masculinities and spirituality, particularly those aspects underrepresented elsewhere. Special editions could also take the form of a collection of papers in a language other than English. Special editions will contain 4-8 papers of 6000 - 8000 words.
Special editions will be edited by a guest editor who will be responsible for soliciting, developing and distributing papers for peer review. Anyone interested in being a guest editor for such an issue should contact JMMS with a proposal of no more than one page outlining the theme, ideally providing a few examples of paper titles and suggestions of who might write them.
Books for Review
JMMS is not currently accepting book reviews.
Following are some links to useful online resources that intersect with the themes of JMMS:
- Boyhood Studies
- Changing Men Collections
- Constructions of Masculinity in British Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present, Dresden University of Technology, 17 to 20 June 2009
- Crome (Critical Research On Men in Europe)
- Fostering Caring Masculinities
- The Gay & Lesbian Religious Archives Network
- gender forum
- Genders OnLine Journal
- German Men’s Studies Task Group/Arbeitskreis Kritische Männerforschung
- Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion
- Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory
- Journal of Alternative Spiritualities and New Age Studies
- Journal of Religion and Popular Culture
- Journal of Religion & Society
- La Manzana: Revista Internacional de Estudios sobre Masculinidades
- The Masculinity Conspiracy
- The Men's Bibliography
- The Men’s Coalition
- Men's Studies Resources
- National Organization for Men Against Sexism
- Research Unit on Men and Masculinities (University of Bradford)
- XY: Men, Masculinities, and Gender Politics