|Publications & Resources: Psychology of Men & Masculinity (PMM)|
UPDATE: Psychology of Men & Masculinity® Receives the 2010 Impact Factor
Dear Authors, Editorial Board Members, Reviewers, and Readers of Psychology of Men & Masculinity®:
I am pleased to announce that PMM was added to the September update of the Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports, with a 2010 Impact Factor of 2.208, ranking 8th out of 58 journals in the JCR Social Psychology category. The journal is also in the top quartile among Social Psychology journals on the 5-Yr Impact Factor and Article Influence Score.
I am delighted to see this early inclusion of PMM, ahead of its scheduled debut in the JCR database in 2012. Accomplishments like this are due to the efforts of many people, and so I would like to thank the past and present Editorial Board, including the two prior editors, David Lisak and Sam Cochran, on whose shoulders I have stood in my tenure as Editor, as well as the past and present Associate Editors, reviewers, authors, readers, and the APA Journals and PMM staffs.
This marks a strong initial impression in an important international database, and we look forward to the journal's continued growth.
Ronald F. Levant, PMM Editor
I wanted to make sure you know about Psychology of Men and Masculinity. This quarterly journal is the official publication of The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51 of the American Psychological Association.
Psychology of Men & Masculinity is devoted to the dissemination of research, theory, and clinical scholarship that advances the psychology of men and masculinity. This discipline is defined broadly as the study of how boys’ and men’s psychology is influenced and shaped by both sex and gender, and encompasses both the study of biological sex differences and similarities as well as of the social construction of gender.
We are interested in work that arises from applied fields, such as clinical, counseling, and school psychology, and foundational areas such as social, developmental, and cognitive psychology, and the study of emotions. We welcome research using diverse methodologies, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Scholarship advancing our understanding of men’s psychology across the life span, across racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity groups, across national boundaries, and across historical time is welcome.
Examples of relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the processes and consequences of male gender role socialization, including its impact on men’s health, behavior, interpersonal relationships, emotional development, violence, and psychological well-being; assessment and measurement of the masculine gender role; gender role strain, stress, and conflict; masculinity ideology; fathering; men’s utilization of psychological services; conceptualization and assessment of interventions addressing men’s understanding of masculinity; sexuality and sexual orientation; biological aspects of male development; the victimization of male children and adults; and boys’ and men’s relationships with girls and women and with each other. PMM publishes both regular length article and brief reports and soon will begin to publish special theme sections on topics of interest to our readership.
I hope you will consider Psychology of Men and Masculinity”” as an outlet for your research and scholarship. You can submit manuscripts electronically through our submission portal, located at the following web address: http://www.apa.org/journals/men/submission.html.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Ronald F. Levant, Ed.D., ABPP
1st Annual Editorial Board Meeting at the 2010 APA Convention in San Diego, CA