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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Men as Victims of Violence and Abuse in Intimate Relationships

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This is a call for papers to academicians and professionals who research, assess, and/or treat men who are victims of violence and abuse in intimate relationships for a special issue by the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma (JAMT)


  • Descriptive experiences of men as victims in their relationships, predictors of victimisation, adjustment
    issues, or other relevant issues.
  • Barriers to the reporting of abuse and violence by victimised men.
  • All areas of partner abuse/violence against men: psychological/verbal/emotional, controlling
    behaviours/tactics, physical, sexual, etc.
  • Children of male victims, their health/mental health, their help-seeking experiences,
    intervention/treatment efforts aimed at children of male victims.
  • Relationship disruption, family court, child sole custody issues, as it relates to male victimisation.
  • The link between male victimisation and issues of masculinity and gender roles.
  • How the public and/or professionals (or other populations) view male victims.
  • Men’s experiences when seeking help for victimisation resulting from being in intimate relationships.
  • How perceptions of male victimization may impact help-seeking efforts.
  • Prevention/Intervention/Treatment efforts.
  • Criminal justice response and involvement to men as victims of violence and abuse in intimate
  • Violence and abuse among gay and transgendered men.
  • The work of NGOs dealing with men as victims of violence and abuse in intimate relationships.

Proposal submission

Potential contributors should submit proposals in the form of a detailed abstract (300–500 words) highlighting the type of article and an overview of substantive content. They should be sent no later than 1st February 2021. Decisions will be disseminated within 21 days. Proposals should be sent to guest
editors Dr Wendell  Wallace (wendell.wallace@sta.uwi.edu) and Dr Elizabeth Bates (elizabeth.bates@cumbria.ac.uk). Once manuscripts are accepted and approved for the special issue, they must be submitted electronically to the Journal via the JAMT website. These articles will receive an anonymous double-blind review by the reviewers and the editorial board of the journal.

Preparing manuscripts for submission

All manuscripts need to follow the 6th edition APA format. This includes 12pt Times New Roman font and 1-inch margins. The title page should also include the author(s) address and contact information for correspondence, affiliation, and eight keywords or phrases for abstracting. Each article should be summarised in an abstract of not more than 120 words. Articles should not exceed 30 double-spaced pages inclusive of text, references, and tables. References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the most recent APA Publication Manual. All references in the text should be cited in the references section, and vice versa. These should be double-checked before submission. Cit in the text by author and date (Smith, 2008) and include in an alphabetical list at the end of the article.

Both quantitative and qualitative empirical papers are welcome. Submitted manuscripts for publication consideration in this special issue of the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma must be limited to 30 pages, including references, abstract, tables and figures.

Important dates

  • Submission of abstract: 01 February 2021
  • Decision on proposal submissions: 21 February 2021
  • Submission of the first draft: 27 May 2021

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