Veterans Studies Journal moves to Virginia Tech

Founded in 2016, the interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed Journal of Veterans Studies has an updated website and a new geographic location. The publication is now hosted by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ("Virginia Tech"), Blacksburg, Va. The publication was previously hosted by Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.

Mariana Grohowski continues as editor. As an "open access" publication, past and future content is freely accessible to the public.

Virginia Tech is also notably the site of an annual "Veterans in Society" conference.

Veterans studies comprises rhetoric, literature, history, social and behavior sciences, student affairs, and other disciplines. In a mission statement, the editors write:
The goals of the journal are to sustain international 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 and institutions (VA) 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 journal publishes on-line continuously throughout the year. Articles are published as they are ready. According to the publication's submissions guidelines:
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. The dates each manuscript was submitted and accepted on are published on the PDF version.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.
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