Journal of Veterans Studies

The Journal of Veterans Studies (ISSN 2470-4768) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal. The goals of the journal are to sustain 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, 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 The Journal of Veterans Studies is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. 



New Site, New Look


Supporters of JVS, 

We write with good news: The Journal of Veterans Studies has a new home with Virginia Tech! Please visit our new site to read articles and receive updates and of course, to submit your work. Our old platform will no longer accept submissions. To submit, please visit our new site.

The process and submission guidelines remain the same, with just an update to the look and feel of things. Questions or concerns? Contact us at  

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JVS Editorial Board 

Posted: 2018-07-11 More...

Multiple Calls for Veterans Studies Scholars and Scholarship

Read the full announcement for details about calls for presentation abstracts, book and chapter proposals, new media and book reviews.  
Posted: 2018-04-11 More...

New article live "Understanding Veteran Suicide by Firearm"


Authors Angie Waliski, Monica M. Matthieu, James C. Townsend, Janette McGaugh, and JoAnn Kirchner share the methods and results of their original, contributive study on veterans who have survived a suicide attempted with a firearm. To read their innovative article in full, click the URL below or visit the "current" tab on our website.

Posted: 2017-10-12 More...
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Vol 3, No 2 (2018): Summer

Table of Contents


Sylvia Mendez, Patricia Witkowsky, Phillip Morris, Jason Brosseau, Heather Nicholson
Laura A Shinkunas, MS, Heather Schacht Reisinger, PhD, Christian M Simon, PhD
Megan Wild, Neely Mahapatra
Justin T. McDaniel, Wendi K. Middleton, David Albright, Kate H. Thomas, Kari Fletcher, Eric Black, Dhititnut Ratnapradipa
Tara Hembrough, Amy Madewell, Kameron Dunn
Bryan C. Bodrog, Alberta M. Gloria, Dustin Gregory Brockberg


Eric Michael Wiedenman, Justin T McDaniel