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Feminist Theory

An International Interdisciplinary Journal
2015 Impact Factor: 1.268
2015 Ranking: 12/40 in Womens Studies
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Editors
Stacy Gillis Newcastle University, UK
Sarah Kember Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Carolyn Pedwell University of Kent, UK
Celia Roberts Lancaster University, UK
Srila Roy University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
North American Editor
Myra Hird Queen's University, Canada
Managing Editor
Katherine Cooper Newcastle University, UK


eISSN: 17412773| ISSN: 14647001|Current volume: 17|Current issue: 2 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

Feminist Theory is an international interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for critical analysis and constructive debate within feminism.

Theoretical Pluralism / Feminist Diversity
Feminist Theory is genuinely interdisciplinary and 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.

The journal promotes:

  • debate among theorists from diverse perspectives
  • critical engagements with shifting disciplinary hierarchies within feminist theory
  • challenges to existing theoretical orthodoxies and conventional definitions of theory
  • empirically grounded theorizing as well as more conceptual work
  • writing which is politically engaged and which explores links between theory and practice
  • the crossing of theoretical and disciplinary boundaries
  • work by feminists from all parts of the world

Interchanges
In addition to longer articles, Feminist Theory publishes short "think pieces", comments on past articles and theoretical reflections on topical issues. Readers are encouraged to respond to these contributions, thus fostering ongoing debate and exchanges of ideas.

Reviews
Feminist Theory includes book reviews and review articles which set several recent books within the context of past debates.

Authors already published in Feminist Theory:

  • Sarah Ahmed
  • Rita Felski
  • Susan Hekman
  • Judith Lorber
  • Veronique Mottier
  • Judith Squires
  • Sylvia Walby
  • Gudrun Axeli-Knapp
  • Frigga Haug
  • Lynette Hunter
  • Terry Lovell
  • Ann Phoenix
  • Liz Stanley
  • Sue Wise

 

"This is a fascinating journal that applies feminist theory to the cultural and social experiences of women."

"Feminist Theory provides a place where dialogue between diverse currents in feminist theory can occur. It is within the pages of this journal where we will see the future direction of feminist theory." Linda Nicholson

Electronic Access:

Feminist Theory is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://fty.sagepub.com

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Feminist Theory is an international interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for critical analysis and constructive debate within feminism.

Theoretical Pluralism / Feminist Diversity
Feminist Theory is genuinely interdisciplinary and 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.

The journal promotes:

· debate among theorists from diverse perspectives

· critical engagements with shifting disciplinary hierarchies within feminist theory

· challenges to existing theoretical orthodoxies and conventional definitions of theory

· empirically grounded theorizing as well as more conceptual work

· writing which is politically engaged and which explores links between theory and practice

· the crossing of theoretical and disciplinary boundaries

· work by feminists from all parts of the world

Founding Editors
Gabriele Griffin University of York, UK
Stevi Jackson University of York, UK
Sasha Roseneil Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Honorary Editors
Kate Chedgzoy Newcastle University, UK
Mary Evans London School of Economics, UK
Jackie Stacey Manchester University, UK
Associate Editors
Sarah Franklin Cambridge University, UK
Veronique Mottier Jesus College, Cambridge, UK
Alison Young University of Melbourne, Australia
International Advisory Board
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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgments
      2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication Ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open Access and author archiving
      3.4 Permissions
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Manuscript style
      5.1 File types
      5.2 Journal style
      5.3 Reference style
      5.4 Manuscript preparation
      5.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      5.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      5.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      5.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      5.4.5 English language editing services
    6. After acceptance
      6.1 Proofs
      6.2 E-Prints and Complimentary Copies
      6.3 SAGE production
    7. Further information

     

    Feminist Theory is an international interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for critical analysis and constructive debate within feminism. Feminist Theory is genuinely interdisciplinary and 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.

    1. Article types

    The journal seeks to publish articles which promote: debate among theorists from diverse perspectives, critical engagements with shifting disciplinary hierarchies within feminist theory, challenges to existing theoretical orthodoxies and conventional definitions of theory, empirically grounded theorizing as well as more conceptual work, writing which is politically engaged and which explores links between theory and practice, the crossing of theoretical and disciplinary boundaries, work by feminists from all parts of the world.

    The journal also seeks to publish book reviews and review articles which set several recent books within the context of past debates.

    In addition to longer articles, Feminist Theory publishes short "Interchanges pieces", comments on past articles and theoretical reflections on topical issues. Readers are encouraged to respond to these contributions, thus fostering ongoing debate and exchanges of ideas.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Feminist Theory is a peer-reviewed journal. All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the Editors. Those papers that meet the scientific and editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal, will be sent for outside review. In sending out to review, Feminist Theory adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. Every article will normally be reviewed by two peer reviewers.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Writing Assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communciations company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).

    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Feminist Theory encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    3. Publishing policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Feminist Theory and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open Access and author archiving

    Feminist Theory offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    3.4 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    4. How to submit your manuscript

    Feminist Theory is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ft to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    The document should be double-spaced and should use the Harvard referencing system. It should also include six keywords and an abstract. Articles should be between 6000- 8000 words and contributions to the Interchanges section should be between 800-2000 words. All submissions will be refereed anonymously by at least two reviewers.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please contact the editorial office: feminist-theory@ncl.ac.uk.

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    5. Manuscript style

    5.1 File types

    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS.

    5.2 Journal Style

    Feminist Theory conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style

    5.3 Reference Style

    Feminist Theory adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Harvard output style by following this link and save to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you’ve done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style...” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

    5.4 Manuscript Preparation

    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    5.4.1 Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online

    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring that readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGEs Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    5.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    5.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
    If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures, these figures will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. If a charge applies you will be informed by your SAGE Production Editor. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    5.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files

    Feminist Theory does not currently accept supplemental files.

    5.4.5 English Language Editing services

    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services for further information.

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    6. After acceptance           

    6.1 Proofs

    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    6.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    6.3 SAGE Production

    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Feminist Theory with SAGE.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    Email address for Feminist Theory editorial office: feminist-theory@ncl.ac.uk

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