Useful Journals

Research into Armed Forces veterans and families can be found in a variety of peer-reviewed academic journals, along with proprietary publications by charities, government departments and research organisations.  We have gathered together on this page the most prominent official, peer-reviewed, scholarly journals relevant to this cohort that publish world class research to a broad international and multidisciplinary readership of researchers, practitioners, administrators, and policy makers.

As the most prominent peer reviewed journals focussed on subjects directly relevant to the Veterans & Families Research Hub, we wish to promote them to a wider audience, with the aim of increasing their international readership, scholarly submissions and impact.


Journal TitleJournal LogoCountry of PublicationAbout the Journal
Armed Forces & SocietyArmed Forces & Society (AFS) a quarterly publication with international scope publishes articles on civil-military relations, veterans, force effectiveness and diversity, military culture, officer education and training, military institutions, ethics, unit cohesion, military families, peacemaking, privatization, public opinion and conflict management.
BMJ Military HealthBMJ Military Health is the home of research, reviews and commentary on the key issues in military health from around the globe. Lessons learned from more than a century’s conflicts are supplemented by up to the minute evidence from current practitioners the world over.
Canadian Army JournalThe Canadian Army Journal is dedicated to the dissemination and discussion of doctrinal and training concepts, ideas, and opinions by all army personnel and those civilians with an interest in doctrinal, training, and other military matters. Articles on related subjects such as leadership, ethics, technology, and military history are also included.
Canadian Military JournalThe Canadian Military Journal publishes on topics of broad significance to the defence community in Canada, including,but not limited to, security and defence policy, strategic issues, doctrine, operations, force structures, the application of technology, equipment procurement, military history, leadership, training and military ethics.
Critical Military StudiesCritical Military Studies publishes research on the critical aspects of military power and operations, institutions and international relations. It encourages the interrogation and destabilization of often taken-for-granted categories related to the military, militarism and militarization.
Journal of Military History

The Journal of Military History, the quarterly journal of the Society for Military History, has published scholarly articles on the military history of all eras and geographical areas since 1937. It publishes articles, book reviews, a list of recent articles dealing with military history published by other journals, an annual list of doctoral dissertations in military history, and an annual index.
Journal of Military StudiesThe Journal of Military Studies (JMS) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal publishing original research articles in selected areas of military studies. JMS’s approach is military-oriented, focusing on technology management and exploitation, technological choices and requirements, tactical considerations etc. giving support to Battle Field Analysts as well as Academic Officer Education.
Journal of Military, Veteran and Family HealthThe Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health (JMVFH) is the official scholarly journal of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), published twice a year by the University of Toronto Press (UTP). JMVFH aims to maximize the health and social wellbeing of military personnel, Veterans, and their families by publishing world-class research for a broad international and multidisciplinary readership of researchers, health practitioners, administrators, and policy makers.
Journal of Veterans Studies

The Journal of Veterans Studies is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal. 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.
Journal of War and Culture StudiesInterdisciplinary and international in scope, the Journal of War and Culture Studies emphasises cultural histories and cultural production as significant forces that have shaped experiences, representations and memories of war. It provides a forum for the analysis, discussion and dissemination of original research exploring the relationships between war and culture in the modern and contemporary era.
Military Behavioral HealthThe Military Behavioral Health: An International Journal of Research and Community Study is the flagship journal aggregating current knowledge about the biopsychosocial health and well-being of service members, veterans, and families impacted by military service.
Military MedicineMilitary Medicine publishes peer-reviewed scientific papers, case reports and editorials. The objective of the journal is to promote awareness of federal medicine by providing a forum for responsible discussion of common ideas and problems relevant to federal healthcare. The journal aims to increase healthcare education by providing scientific and other information to its readers and to facilitate communication.
Military PsychologyMilitary Psychology seeks to facilitate the scientific development of military psychology by encouraging communication between researchers and practitioners. The domain of military psychology is the conduct of research or practice of psychological principles within a military environment. The journal publishes behavioral science research articles having military applications in the areas of clinical and health psychology, training and human factors, manpower and personnel, social and organizational systems, and testing and measurement.
War & Society JournalWar & Society publishes high-quality scholarly articles on the causes, experience and impact of war. Our articles feature original research based on archival, oral, and other primary sources. Whilst the journal publishes articles dealing with the technical and operational aspects of warfare, its main emphasis is on the broader relationships between warfare and society.