The International Journal of Men’s Social and Community Health (IJMSCH) is an interdisciplinary journal that aims to contribute to the advancement of men’s health by publishing high quality research, policy and practice papers of contemporary relevance. There is specific focus on health experiences, social context and on community-based approaches to maintaining or improving men’s and boy's health and wellbeing. The publication is the offical journal of the Global Action on Men's Health

Original papers addressing empirical, theoretical, and applied aspects of men’s health and wellbeing, as well as opinion pieces, critical reviews and studies analysing innovative intervention strategies, are all encouraged. IJMSCH is pleased to consider papers that address men’s experiences of ill-health but particularly seeks contributions that recognise the wider determinants of health and those that explore the relationships between gender and health for men. As such, it also welcomes submissions from sectors such as social care, education, employment and community networks providing the the relevance to men’s health and wellbeing is clear.

Call for Papers: Men’s Health Across the Lifespan


We are delighted to announce a special issue on Men’s Health Across the Lifespan which will cover a wide range of topics pertinent to men, from childhood to old age. A wide range of empirical (qualitative, quantitative, and structured reviews) and theoretical/conceptual papers on men’s health will be considered for publication in this special issue. The standard Article Processing Charge to make papers available Open Access will be waived for manuscripts accepted for publication in this special issue. Manuscript submission opens 1st May 2021 and closes 1st September 2021. Submission Guidelines can be found at the following link: For informal inquiries about this call, please contact the Editors Dr Mohamad Saab or Mr Lloyd Philpott


Vol. 4 No. 1 (2021): IJMSCH

Published: 2021-02-12

Practical Strategies for Improving Men's Health: Maximizing the Patient-Provider Encounter

James E Leone, Michael J Rovito, PhD, MA, CHES, FMHI, Kimberly A Gray, PhD, MS, ATC, CSCS, CHES, RYT, Ryan Mallo, PhD, DNP, NP-C


Men's Health Promotion in Waiting Rooms: An Observational Study

Michael Whitehead, Harrison Ng Chok, Christina Whitehead, Lauretta Luck


A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Gender-Sensitive Rite of Passage Program for Adolescent Males

Michael Wilson, Kate Gwyther, Ray Swann, Kate Casey, Sophie Keele, Arne Rubinstein, Simon Rice


"Just Shave It Off"

A Thematic Analysis of Men’s Baldness Forums

Glen Jankowski, Nova Deighton-Smith, Beth T Bell


Men’s Baldness Stigma and Body Dissatisfaction

Glen Jankowski, Michael Sherwin, Nova Deighton-Smith


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ISSN -2561-9179