The Journal of Feminist Scholarship invites submissions that are not currently under consideration or published elsewhere, either in print or in electronic format. The journal does not charge authors any fees for processing submissions or publishing accepted manuscripts. The JFS, at this time, can only accept completed work; the editors cannot offer feedback on work in progress.
The Journal of Feminist Scholarship is committed to encouraging a discussion of feminist thought and feminist scholarship for the twenty-first century, their directions today and their relationship to the foundations laid down by twentieth-century feminist inquiry and action. We aim to publish work that explores the multiple theoretical paradigms and political agendas of contemporary feminism and the potential intersections and tensions between these paradigms and agendas. We are especially interested in examining productive controversies and divergences between local and global contexts of feminism. We also welcome submissions that focus on feminist pedagogies and activism.
The JFS is a "double-anonymous" peer-reviewed journal. In order for a manuscript to be considered for publication, the JFS requires the following:
- An electronic copy of the manuscript with the author's name on the title page only and no identifying information of authorship within the manuscript to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send the file as a Word document, not as a PDF.
- An accompanying abstract of approximately 200 words and a list of keywords.
- A cover letter containing contact information, including a mailing and an e-mail address.
General Guidelines and Style Guidelines for Submissions
- There is no minimum or maximum length for submissions, but we have a preference for articles that are no shorter than 10 double-spaced pages in length and no longer than 35 double-spaced pages in length, including endnotes and bibliography.
- Citations: Authors of an accepted manuscript will be requested to follow the Chicago Manual of Style author-date system.
- Endnotes: The JFS will use endnotes only. Endnotes in an accepted submission will be numbered in the text and listed at the end.
- Graphs, charts, etc. can be included in the text of the initial submission. Authors of accepted submissions will be requested to send graphs and charts separately in the final version of their manuscript.
All submissions are initially reviewed by the editors. If the internal review determines the manuscript has merit and is potentially suitable for publication in JFS, the anonymized manuscript is sent out for review to two external readers who are experts in the relevant field. We aim for the entirety of the review process to not exceed three months. Reports from reviewers are also anonymized and returned to authors along with any additional editorial feedback and with the decision to accept, reject, or invite revision and resubmission.