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.

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.

Book Review Opportunities


Dear IJMSCH Board Members,


We’ve recently received notifications for 2 new books that may be of interest to our readers. The 2 books are: Affective Health and Masculinities in South Africa by Hans Reihling and The Tough Standard by Ronald F Levant and Shana Pryor. If you are interested in doing a review for the journal on either of these books please contact Editor-in-Chief Steve Robertson ( or Managing Editor Scott Bryant ( to arrange a free copy.




Vol. 3 No. 1 (2020): IJMSCH

Published: 2020-03-06

Paternal Perinatal Depression: A Narrative Review

Lloyd Frank Philpott, Eileen Savage , Patricia Leahy-Warren , Serena FitzGearld


Addressing Ethical Issues in Studying Men’s Traumatic Stress

William Affleck, J.L. Oliffe, Sarah McKenzie, Damien Ridge, Emily Jenkins, Alex Broom


‘Connecting with Young Men’: The Impact of Training in Ireland.

Paula Carroll, Noel Richardson, Billy Grace


COVID-19, Equity and Men’s Health

Using Evidence to Inform Future Public Health Policy, Practice and Research Responses in Pandemics

James A. Smith, Derek M. Griffith, Alan White, Peter Baker, Daphne C. Watkins, Murray Drummond, Andrea Semlow


Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of a Version of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy for Women’s Partners

Geraldine Barrett, Jennifer A Hall, Beth Howden, Dilisha Patel, Jill Shawe, Judith Stephenson


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ISSN -2561-9179