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SPECIAL ISSUE on Men as Victims of Violence and Abuse in Intimate Relationships

Organization: The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Categories: Science
Event Date: 2021-02-01 Abstract Due: 2021-02-01

SPECIAL ISSUE on Men as Victims of Violence and Abuse in Intimate Relationships

The Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma (JAMT)

Guest Editors: Wendell C. Wallace and Elizabeth A. Bates


This is a call for papers to academics and practitioners who work with men who are victims of violence and abuse in intimate relationships through research, practice based work, assessment, or in therapeutic settings. We welcome manuscripts including, but not limited to, any of the following topics:

• Descriptive experiences of men as victims in their relationships, predictors of victimization, adjustment issues, or other relevant issues.

• Barriers to the reporting of abuse and violence by victimized 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 custody issues, as it relates to male victimization

• The link between male victimization 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 victimization resulting from being in abusive and/or violent 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 relationships.

• Violence and abuse among gay and transgendered men.

• Mental and physical health outcomes associated with male victimization.

• Cultural issues/honor based violence against men.

• The work of NGOs dealing with men as victims of violence and abuse in intimate relationships.

N.B. Studies that are solely premised on comparing male victims to female victims in an attempt to indicate equivalent prevalence rates will not be considered or accepted for publication.

Potential contributors should submit proposals in the form of a detailed abstract (300-500 words) highlighting the type of article, overview of substantive content, author(s) name, and institutional affiliation. They should be sent no later than February 1, 2021. Decisions will be disseminated within 21 days. Proposals should be sent to Guest Editors Dr. Wendell C. Wallace (Wendell.Wallace@sta.uwi.edu) and Dr. Elizabeth A. Bates (Elizabeth.Bates@cumbria.ac.uk). Once manuscripts are accepted and approved for the Special Issue, the first draft must be submitted to the Guest Editors for review and the final submission to the Journal via the JAMT website. Submitted articles will receive anonymous double blind review by the Journal reviewers and the editorial board of the JAMT.

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: February 1, 2021.

Decision on proposal submissions: February 21, 2021.

Submission of 1st draft: May 27, 2021.



Wendell C. Wallace/Elizabeth A. Bates