Journal of Feminist Scholarship

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UMass Dartmouth
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Call for submissions for a new online, peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Feminist Scholarship.

The Journal of Feminist Scholarship is a new twice-yearly, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published online and aimed at promoting feminist scholarship across the disciplines, as well as expanding the reach and definitions of feminist research.

The journal can be found at

Why a new journal? Why now?

We believe it is time to explore the state of feminist scholarship at the turn of the new century, and we see the endeavor as part of a larger question of where feminism itself is heading. For example, we ask whether it still makes sense to talk of the "waves" of feminism. If so, what is the status of the third wave? Is there a post-third wave? We wish to encourage a discussion of feminist thought for the twenty-first century. What are its directions today, and what relationship does it sustain with the foundations laid down by feminist inquiry and action in earlier centuries? We aim to publish work that explores the multiple theoretical paradigms and political agendas of contemporary and historical feminist scholarship 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.

Publishing the journal online means that we are able to offer open access to its contents to feminist scholars anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection. It also has an immediacy that allows us to publish articles on topics that are in the here and now and to significantly shorten the time lag from submission to publication for our prospective contributors.
We are pleased to announce that the first issue will also contain short reflections on feminist scholarship and action by well-known scholars and activists.

Submission guidelines and contact information can be found at

There is a rolling deadline for submissions; however, the deadline for consideration for inclusion in the first issue is March 20, 2011.

The Editors:

Catherine Villanueva Gardner (; Anna M. Klobucka (; Jeannette E. Riley (

Please feel free to contact us at with your questions or suggestions for the journal.