GWFS Journals

Journals of Gender, Women's, Feminist, and Sexuality Studies



Asian Women

Asian Women is an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural journal focusing on the gender related research topics such as women and welfare, women's rights, eco-feminism, health, women and bio-technology, women and history, gender relations studies and other relevant themes in gender studies.

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Feminism & Psychology

Feminism & Psychology provides an international forum for debate at the interface of feminisms and psychologies. The peer-reviewed journal's principal aim is to foster feminist theory and practice in - and beyond - psychology.

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Feminist Economics

Feminist Economics is a peer-reviewed journal that provides an open forum for dialogue and debate about feminist economic perspectives. By opening new areas of economic inquiry, welcoming diverse voices, and encouraging critical exchanges, the journal enlarges and enriches economic discourse. The goal of Feminist Economics is not just to develop more illuminating theories but to improve the conditions of living for all children, women, and men.

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Feminist Formations

Feminist Formations is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal publishing groundbreaking work by scholars, activists, and practitioners in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. Its subject matter includes national as well as global and transnational feminist thought and practice; the cultural and social politics of genders and sexualities; historical and contemporary studies of gendered experience, agency, and activism; and other established and emerging lines of feminist inquiry.

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Feminist Legal Studies

Feminist Legal Studies is committed to an international perspective and to the promotion of feminist work in all areas of law, legal theory and legal practice. The journal publishes material in a range of formats, including articles, essay reviews, interviews, book reviews and notes on recent legal developments.

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Feminist Review

Feminist Review is a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal setting new agendas for feminism. Feminist Review invites critical reflection on the relationship between materiality and representation, theory and practice, subjectivity and communities, contemporary and historical formations.

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Feminist Studies

Founded in 1972, Feminist Studies was the first scholarly journal in women’s studies and remains a flagship publication with a record of breaking new ground in the field. Whether drawing from the complex past or the shifting present, the pieces that appear in Feminist Studies raise social and political questions that intimately and significantly affect women and men around the world.

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Feminist Theory

Feminist Theory is an international interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for critical analysis and constructive debate within feminism. Feminist Theory reflects the diversity of feminism, incorporating perspectives from across the broad spectrum of the humanities and social sciences and the full range of feminist political and theoretical stances.

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Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies

Frontiers is one of the oldest and most respected academic feminist journals in the United States. The journal has increasingly explored issues of regional import within a global context and continues the tradition of examining relationships among place, region, and topics of longstanding concern to feminist scholars - gender, race, ethnicity, class, dis/ability, and sexuality.

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Gender and Language

Gender and Language offers an international forum for language-based research on gender and sexuality from feminist, queer, and trans perspectives. Gender and Language is currently the only academic journal to which scholars interested in the intersection of these dimensions can turn, whether as contributors looking for an audience sharing this focus or as readers seeking a reliable source for current discussions in the field. The journal showcases research on the social analytics of gender in discourse domains that include institutions, media, politics and everyday interaction.

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Gender & Society

Articles appearing in Gender & Society analyze gender and gendered processes in interactions, organizations, societies, and global and transnational spaces. The journal primarily publishes empirical articles, which are both theoretically engaged and methodologically rigorous, including qualitative, quantitative, and comparative-historical methodologies.

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Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography

The aim of Gender, Place and Culture is to provide a forum for debate in human geography and related disciplines on theoretically-informed research concerned with gender issues. The editors seek articles based on primary research that address: the particularities and intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, age, (dis)ability, sexuality, class, culture and place; feminist, anti-racist, critical and radical geographies of space, place, nature and the environment; feminist geographies of difference, resistance, marginality and/or spatial negotiation; and, critical methodology.

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Gender, Technology and Development

An international, refereed journal, Gender, Technology and Development serves as a forum for exploring the linkages between gender relations, development and/or technological change. The objective of the journal is to provide a platform for original research and theorizing on the shifting meanings of gender, as it relates to advances in science and technologies and/or to social, political, economic, and cultural change.

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Gender, Work and Organization

Launched in 1994, Gender, Work & Organization was the first journal to provide an arena dedicated to debate and analysis of gender relations, the organization of gender and the gendering of organizations. Since then Gender, Work & Organization has published multi-disciplinary, high quality qualitative empirical research on gendered power relations and identities in the study of work and organization exploring issues of inclusion and exclusion.

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Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy is a forum for cutting-edge work in feminist philosophy. Since its inception in the mid-1980s, Hypatia has been a catalyst for broadening and refining feminist philosophy as well as an invaluable resource for those who teach in this area. Feminist philosophy arises out of diverse traditions and methods within philosophy and is also richly interdisciplinary in orientation.

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Indian Journal of Gender Studies

The Indian Journal of Gender Studies is geared towards providing a more holistic understanding of society. Gender categories are analysed with a view to changing social attitudes and academic biases which obstruct a holistic understanding of contributions to the family, community and a wider polity. The journal focuses, among other issues, on violence as a phenomenon, the social organisation of the family, the invisibility of women's work, institutional and policy analyses, women and politics, and motherhood and child care.

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International Feminist Journal of Politics

International Feminist Journal of Politics is a unique cross-cultural and international forum to foster debate and dialogue at the intersection of international relations, politics and women's studies. Developed by a team of leading feminist scholars, this journal brings together some of the most influential figures in the field to build a global critical community of writers and readers.

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International Journal of Gender Science and Technology

The International Journal of Gender Science and Technology focuses on gender issues in and of science and technology, including engineering, construction and the built environment, and aims to explore the intersections of policy, practice and research.

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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies

This interdisciplinary journal advances the fields of Middle East gender, sexuality, and women's studies through the contributions of academics, artists, and activists from around the globe working in the interpretive social sciences and humanities. JMEWS publishes area-specific research informed by transnational feminist, sexuality, masculinity, and cultural theories and scholarship. It is particularly interested in work that employs historical, ethnographic, literary, textual, and visual analyses and methodologies.

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Journal of Women & Aging

Through a variety of disciplines and a blend of scholarly and clinical articles, the Journal of Women & Aging provides practitioners, educators, researchers, and administrators with a comprehensive guide to the unique challenges facing women in their later years.

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Journal of Women Politics & Policy

Journal of Women Politics & Policy is a multidisciplinary, international journal that presents the work of social scientists — including political scientists, sociologists, economists, and public policy specialists — who study the world through a gendered lens and uncover how gender functions in the political and policy arenas. Throughout, the journal places a special emphasis on the intersection of gender, race/ethnicity, class, and other dimensions of women's experiences.

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Journal of Women's Health

Journal of Women's Health is the primary source of information for meeting the challenges of providing optimal health care for women throughout their lifespan. The Journal delivers cutting-edge advancements in diagnostic procedures, therapeutic protocols for the management of diseases, and innovative research in gender-based biology that impacts patient care and treatment.

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Journal of Women's History

The award-winning Journal of Women’s History is a quarterly, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Johns Hopkins University Press that showcases the dynamic international field of women’s history. The JWH features cutting-edge scholarship from around the globe in all historical periods. Publication in the JWH is a mark of scholarly distinction. It offers clear evidence of a scholar’s ability to ask and answer compelling questions of general interest.

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Politics & Gender

Politics & Gender is an agenda-setting journal that publishes the highest quality scholarship on gender and politics and on women and politics. It aims to represent the full range of questions, issues, and approaches on gender and women across the major subfields of political science, including comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and U.S. politics.

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Psychology of Women Quarterly

Psychology of Women Quarterly (PWQ) is a feminist, scientific, peer-reviewed journal that publishes empirical research, critical reviews, and theoretical articles that advance a field of inquiry, teaching briefs, and invited book reviews, related to the psychology of women and gender.

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Radical Philosophy

Radical Philosophy is a bimonthly academic journal of critical theory and philosophy. It was established in 1972 with the purpose of providing a forum for the theoretical work which was emerging in the wake of the radical movements of the 1960s, in philosophy and other fields.

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Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

Recognized as the leading international journal in women’s and gender studies, Signs is at the forefront of new directions in feminist scholarship. Challenging the boundaries of knowledge concerning women’s and men’s lives in diverse regions of the globe, Signs publishes scholarship that raises new questions and develops innovative approaches to our understanding of the past and present.

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Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society

Social Politics is a leading feminist journal that publishes original and cutting edge scholarship on gendered politics and policies in a global context. The journal’s mission is to stimulate and reflect interdisciplinary conversations, intersectional analyses and international approaches.

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Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women is an international, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the publication of research and information on all aspects of the problem of violence against women. VAW assumes a broad definition of violence; topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, domestic violence, sexual assault, incest, sexual harassment, female infantcide, female circumcision, and female sexual slavery.

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Journal of Women & Health

Women & Health covers findings from studies concerning health and illness and physical and psychological well-being of women, as well as the environmental, lifestyle, and sociocultural factors that are associated with health and disease, which have implications for prevention, early detection and treatment, limitation of disability, and rehabilitation.

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Women & Therapy

Women & Therapy is the only professional journal that focuses entirely on the complex interrelationship between women and the therapeutic experience. Devoted to theoretical, clinical, intersectional, qualitative and quantitative analyses of issues concerning women and therapy, the journal is intended for feminist practitioners, as well as for individuals interested in the practice of feminist therapy.

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Women, Gender, and Families of Color

Women, Gender, and Families of Color is a multidisciplinary journal that centers the study of Вlack, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian American women, genders, and families. Within this framework, the journal encourages theoretical and empirical research from the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. It welcomes comparative and transnational research as well as analyses of domestic social, cultural, political, and economic policies and practices.

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Women's Health Issues

Women's Health Issues is the only journal devoted exclusively to women's health issues at the medical/social interface. The journal has a particular focus on women's issues in the context of the U.S. health care delivery system and policymaking processes, although it invites submissions addressing women's health care issues in global context if relevant to North American readers

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Women's Studies International Forum

Women's Studies International Forum (formerly Women's Studies International Quarterly) is a bimonthly journal to aid the distribution and exchange of feminist research in the multidisciplinary, international area of women's studies and in feminist research in other disciplines. The policy of the journal is to establish a feminist forum for discussion and debate.

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Women's Studies Quarterly

Since 1972, WSQ has been an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of emerging perspectives on women, gender, and sexuality. Its thematic issues combine psychoanalytic, legal, queer, cultural, technological, and historical work to present the most exciting new scholarship on ideas that engage popular and academic readers alike.

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