ISI Essential Science IndicatorsSM Names VAW a Rising Star
According to a recent analysis of the ISI Essential Science IndicatorsSM Web product, Violence Against Women recently entered the top 50% of journals in the field of Social Sciences, with 335 papers cited a total of 858 times to date. Click here to read the interview with Editor Claire Renzetti, who talks about this journal’s citation record.
Unravelling the Threat of Violence
The problem of violence against women manifests itself in a terrifying array of forms throughout the world. The experience of violent intrusion - or the threat of such intrusion - is a common thread in the fabric of women's everyday lives in societies around the world.
As an international journal, one of the goals of Violence Against Women is to unravel that thread by shedding light not only on forms of violence that are already widely discussed but also on lesser known forms of violence, such as dowry murders, female circumcision enslavement for sex tourism, and rape as a weapon of war. Topics recently covered in the journal have included: Sexual Assault/ Coercion Domestic Violence Hate Crimes Corporate Violence Wife Rape Pornography Acquaintance Rape Lesbian Battery Female Sexual Abuse Sexual Harassment
Unity of Purpose
Efforts to deal with the crisis of violence against women, in its many forms, have been fragmented by the boundaries of academic disciplines, professional allegiances, and increasingly, credentialism. Academics and clinicians are speaking to those most like themselves in relatively closed groups, not hearing the numerous voices that need to be heard if we are to develop a full understanding of the problem and a comprehensive strategy for addressing it. A primary goal of this journal, therefore, is to foster dialogue among those working in various fields and disciplines, as well as in agencies and other settings, and among those from diverse backgrounds in terms of ethnocultural and racial identity, sexual orientation, and experiences of victimisation/ survivorship.
To achieve that goal, contributions are featured from a variety of diverse perspectives, such as: Ethnic Studies Criminology Public Health Political Science Law Psychology Advocacy Public Policy Social Work Gender Studies Media Studies Medicine Sociology
Launched in March 1995, is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that focuses on gender-based violence against women in all forms and across cultural and national boundaries, publishing a wide range of articles, including:
- Empirical Research - Contributions from the cross section of disciplines studying violence against women, using both qualitative and quantitative methodology.
- Research Notes - Empirically based papers containing a clear statement of a research problem and presented in summary form.
- Activist/ Advocate Notes - A forum for activists and advocates to report efforts to fight violence against women world-wide.
- Book Reviews - Insightful book reviews written by experts in the field.
- Survivor Articles/ Poetry - A shift from the realm of objective scientific research to the subjective experience of the abuse victim.
- Legal Notes - A forum for legal professionals and scholars to communicate current legal issues.
- Clinical Notes - Discussions of the latest developments in law, clinical practice, medicine, social work, and activism, and their implications for women victims of violence and those who work or do research with them.
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. The journal 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.
|Jeffrey Edleson||University of California Berkeley, School of Social Welfare|
|Sue Osthoff||National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women|
|Jody Raphael||College of Law, DePaul University|
|Patricia Melgar Alcantud||Universitat de Girona, Spain|
|Rosemary Barberet||John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA|
|Larry Bennett||Indiana University School of Social Work, South Bend|
|Denise Paquette Boots||University of Texas at Dallas|
|Rikke Holm Bramsen||University of Southern Denmark|
|Esther Calvete||University of Deusto|
|Rebecca M. Campbell||Michigan State University, USA|
|Erin A. Casey||University of Washington, Tacoma|
|Roberto Castro||National Autonomous University of Mexico|
|Claire V. Crooks||CAMH Centre for Prevention Science|
|Shamita Das Dasgupta||MANAVI|
|Patricia Easteal||University of Canberra, Australia|
|Diane R. Follingstad||University of Kentucky|
|Nancy Glass||Johns Hopkins University|
|Leigh S. Goodmark||University of Maryland, School of Law|
|Muhammad M. Haj-Yahia||Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
|Jan Jordan||Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand|
|Shanti Kulkarni||University of North Carolina at Charlotte|
|Lisa Young Larance||University of Michigan|
|Judith McFarlane||Texas Women's University|
|Elizabeth Miller||University of Pittsburgh Medical Center|
|Susan Miller||University of Delaware|
|Edward Morris||University of Kentucky|
|Eliza Reock||National Center for Missing and Exploited Children|
|Margaret Shaw||Crime and Social Policy Consulting, Montreal, Canada|
|Cassia C. Spohn||Arizona State University|
|Evan Stark||Rutgers University–Newark|
|Gregory Stuart||The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA|
|Jeffrey R. Temple||University of Texas Medical Branch|
|Tova Neugut Walsh||University of Wisconsin|
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/vaw. Articles should be typewritten, double-spaced, with footnotes, references, tables, and charts on separate pages, and should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition). Manuscripts will be sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation. Each article should begin with an abstract of about 100 words. The page limit is 35 double-spaced pages, inclusive of notes, references, tables, etc.
Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission, and paying any and all associated fees, is the responsibility of the author. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the Editor firstname.lastname@example.org.
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