About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The Journal on Masculinities and Social Change (known by its Spanish acronym MCS) is an Open Acces four-monthly Journal of Hipatia Press that publishes research outcomes with significant contributions to masculinities and their influence on social transformations. MCS does not only collect research outcomes from different disciplines and methodological approaches, but also research carried out by interdisciplinar research teams. In this line, disciplinar and intedisciplinar works related to masculinities studies will be welcomed.This scientific Journal emerges from the lack of journals about masculinities in Spain and Latin America which are indexed into international Social Sciences databases such as the Social Science Citation Index. MCS wants to be a complete and reliable source of information on research and theoretical contributions on the field of masculinities. So, in this way, the journal will be essential reading for scientists, researchers, educators, and other key agents who wish to keep abreast of the latest developments in the masculinities studies. MCS is a multilingual journal and publish articles in English, Spanish, Catalan, Euskera and Galician. It aims to be indexed and abstracted as soon as possible in International Social Sciences databases such as the Social Science Citation Index.
Peer Review Process
All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by two anonymous referees.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
MCS is committed to meeting high standards of ethical conduct at all stages of the publication process. In our ethical standards and procedures, we set out general expectations for authors, editors, reviewers, publishers and society partners. MCS guarantees at all times the confidentiality of the evaluation process: the anonymity of the reviewers and the authors, the content evaluated, the rationale report issued by the reviewers and any other communication issued by the editorial and advisory boards.
Also the confidentiality will be maintained before any clarifications or complaints that an author wishes to send to the committees of the journal or to the evaluators of the article.
MCS declares its commitment for the respect and integrity of the works already published. For this reason, plagiarism is strictly prohibited in MCS and texts that are identified as plagiarism or its content are fraudulent will be removed from the journal if they have already been published or will not be published. Hipatia Press and MCS editors will act, in these cases, as quickly as possible. By accepting the terms and agreements expressed by MCS, authors must ensure that the article or review and the materials associated with them are original or do not infringe copyright. The authors also have to justify that, in case of a shared authorship, there was a full consensus of all the authors affected and that the article or book review has not been previously presented or published in other journals.
In the event that MCS editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, these allegations would be treated accordingly. MCS editors will be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies whenever needed.