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 focus 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.
Research findings are also communicated via other methods such as animations and webinars. We have gathered together a collection of animations and webinars on this page, to show how published research is communicated in a variety of ways.
|3MDR: Virtual reality treatment for veterans with PTSD||This animation provides an introduction into 3MDR research into virtual reality treatment for veterans with PTSD, conducted by the National Centre for Mental Health. 3MDR is based on a combination of virtual reality exposure as well as eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing, which is an established psychological treatment for PTSD.|
|Change Step Film||This film, created by Forces Connect South West, illustrates the challenges that can be experienced during and after transition from the services, and is a useful aid for anyone or any organisation that wishes to know and understand more about this subject or to use it to raise awareness within their organisation.|
|Greater Manchester Armed Forces Covenant||This short animated film is the first in a series which aims to highlight the support available to members of the Armed Forces community across Greater Manchester.|
|Sector Insight: Armed Forces Charities||This animation is based on a report from the Directory of Social Change (DSC) entitled Sector Insight: Armed Forces Charities. The animation gives an overview of the Armed Forces Charity sector and seeks to challenge common perceptions of the sector. The animation was commissioned by Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), which also funded the initial report.|
|Snapshot Criminal Justice System Animation||This short animation outlines key facts and figures related to the Criminal Justice System (CJS) for the UK's Armed Forces community. The video serves as an introduction to the CJS Snapshot, which is a plain language summary of research and evidence relating to the UK Armed Forces and veteran community.|
|Snapshot Housing Animation||This short animation outlines key facts and figures related to housing for the UK's Armed Forces community. The video serves as an introduction to Snapshot Housing, which is a plain language summary of research and evidence relating to the UK Armed Forces and veteran community.|
|The History of Moral Injury||This animation summarises the history of moral injury and is based on research from KCMHR, released by King’s College London and Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT).|
|Journal Title||Journal Logo||Country of Publication||About the Journal|
|Armed Forces & Society||Armed 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 Health||BMJ 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 Journal||The 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 Journal||The 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 Studies||Critical 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 Studies||The 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 Health||The 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 Studies||Interdisciplinary 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 Health||The 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 Medicine||Military 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 Psychology||Military 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 Journal||War & 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.|
|Armed Forces Community Research International Webinar Series||This webinar series features a range of UK and international guests, speaking on health-related and other research topics related to the Armed Forces community, veterans and their families. The webinar series came into being because the Westminster Centre for Research in Veterans was unable to host their 'International Armed Forces, Veterans and their Families Research Conference' due to Covid-19.
|Bringing the Homefront to the Forefront: UK perspectives on critical research with military spouses||On the 9th July 2021 speakers from various disciplines contributed research videos outlining their projects, key questions, methodologies, key findings, and implications. In different ways, all speakers aimed to better understand spouses' and partners' lived experiences and entanglement with military life, processes, and / or power. This was followed by a live discussion event, chaired by Dr Nick Caddick, where speakers further considered issues relating to recruitment, methodologies, impact, and criticality. Click here to view the research videos and live event discussion.
|Crux Cast Education Opportunities for Ex-Forces in Scotland||Matt Pybus takes over another Crux Cast webinar session, this time looking at education opportunities for Ex-Forces and Serving Personnel resident in Scotland. In this session he is joined Julie Cavanagh, Shaun Cauvin, Claire Biggar and Dr Gerardine Matthews-Smith. They will be discussing questions including 1) Did you know that skills learned whilst serving in the Armed Forces could get you on to year two or even three of a degree course? 2) Did you know there is a project underway Mapping Military roles/experiences with Civilian equivalents to give credit for time served? 3) Did you know there is funding available for Veterans and their spouses?|
|FiMT Research Centre Webinar for 2020 Prize Winners||This webinar, from the Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre, highlighted prizewinning UK research and activity for 2020. There was a live introduction by Professor Mike Almond and recorded presentations from the three prize winners, Prof Lisa Scullion, Prof Chérie Armour and Meri Mayhew. This was followed by a live Q&A with the prize winners.
|Transition Webinar series from the Australasian Services Care Network (ASCN): 2019-2020 Webinars||The Transition Webinar series was developed by ASCN (New Zealand) and offers an opportunity to expand knowledge of themes related to transition for veterans and families. The webinars in the Transition series are presented by International Thought Leaders and Researchers from New Zealand allied countries including Canada, United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Each Webinar covers key issues and insights on Military Veteran Transition and post-service life gained through research and other ongoing work with military members, veterans and their families in the relevant country.|
|Transition Webinar series from the Australasian Services Care Network (ASCN): Transition via Education, a Scottish Perspective||The Transition Webinar series was developed by ASCN (New Zealand) and offers an opportunity to expand knowledge of themes related to transition for veterans and families. In this presentation Mr Jim Castle from Glasgow Clyde University and Ms Claire Biggar & Dr Gerri Matthews Smith from Edinburgh Napier University share about the Higher Education and Further Education (HeFe) Veterans Champions Network in Scotland, its vision, focus and work. This includes its work in the area of the SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) and the opportunities for the Higher Education Sector to collaborate with the Ministry of Defence on educational offerings.|
|Transition Webinar series from the Australasian Services Care Network (ASCN): Military-inclusive Higher Education in England, the Current Situation and Future Vision||The Transition Webinar series was developed by ASCN (New Zealand) and offers an opportunity to expand knowledge of themes related to transition for veterans and families. In this presentation Dr Graham Cable and Professor Mike Almond from the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) Research Centre, Veterans & Families Institute for Military Social Research at Anglia Ruskin University present on the current situation in England and their future vision for their home country. Unlike the other Nations in the United Kingdom there is no national ‘English’ government and the ‘UK’ minister responsible for this area is effectively solely the Secretary of State for education for England, with little or no ability to determine educational approaches in the rest of the UK. And that is before factoring in institutional independence|
|"We Also Served: The Health and Well-Being of Female Veterans in the UK" Report Launch||The Veterans and Families Institute for Military Social Research launched their report “We Also Served: The Health and Well-Being of Female Veterans in the UK” in June 2021. In this excellent webinar, Dr Lauren Godier-McBard (Senior Research Fellow and Women and Equalities Lead, VFI) presented the findings of the project, exploring the factors impacting on UK female veteran’s health and well-being. This was followed by reflections from representatives of Cobseo, NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Office for Veterans’ Affairs, and the Ministry of Defence on the significance of the research, and a Q&A panel session. Dr Godier McBard's presentation slides are available to view. The accompanying report is also available to view.|