Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

feminists@law aims to publish critical, interdisciplinary, theoretically engaged scholarship that extends feminist debates and analyses relating to law and justice (broadly conceived). It has a particular interest in critical and theoretical approaches and perspectives that draw upon postcolonial, transnational and poststructuralist work. The journal publishes material in a range of print and multimedia formats and in English and other languages. The journal is committed to an international perspective, to the promotion of feminist work in all areas of law and justice, and to making that work widely available through open access publishing.

 

Section Policies

Feminism and Open Access

Editors
  • Stacy Douglas
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Reflections on 'Beyond Accommodation'

Editors
  • Stacy Douglas
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Current and Future Agendas for Feminist Legal Studies

Editors
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Multimedia

Video and audio files are published in this section.

Editors
  • Matthew Bull
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Articles

Articles undergo initial review to determine whether they are of publishable standard and fall within the remit of the journal. If so, they will be subject to a process of double-blind peer review.

Editors
  • Rosemary Hunter
  • Toni Williams
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Feminist Engagements with the Return to the Commons

Editors
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Latin American Feminism and Constitutionalism

Editors
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Labour, Value and Precarity in the Age of Austerity

Editors
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Gender Equality and Othering in the Swedish Welfare State

Editors
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Feminist Jurisprudence and the Question of Home

Editors
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Gendering Labour Law

Editors
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Comments

Editors
  • Rosemary Hunter
  • Toni Williams
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SLSA Conference 2013

Editors
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Reviews

feminists@law aims to publish critical, interdisciplinary, theoretically engaged scholarship that extends feminist debates and analyses relating to law and justice (broadly conceived). It has a particular interest in critical and theoretical approaches and perspectives that draw upon postcolonial, transnational and poststructuralist work. We invite submissions of the following:

 

1. Standard book reviews – reviewing new books which fall within the above categories

 

2. Film reviews – as above

 

3. Shorts – up to 250 words of both films and books (a good place for PhD students to start!)

 

4. Interviews with authors (in text, audio or video format) – provide background information as well as informed questioning

 

5. Re-readings of classic feminist legal and other relevant texts

 

6. Book review essays – longer essays which compare/contrast a number of texts in a particular field

 

7. Book discussions – responses to a book by two or more authors/readers (in text, audio or video format); may also include a response from the author of the book

 

8. Other creative review ideas welcome – please discuss with the Review editor

 

Word lengths for text reviews are flexible, though the review should be focused and engaging.

Editors
  • Helen Carr
  • Rosemary Hunter
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BDS as a Feminist Issue

Editors
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Investigating Rape

Editors
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Abortion Law Reform in Ireland

Editors
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Feminist Perspectives on Brexit

Editors
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Using Feminist Approaches

Papers from the 'Using Feminist Approaches: A Socio-Legal Research Roundtable', Kent Law School, University of Kent, 24 May 2016.

Editors
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Celebrating the Scholarship of Dianne Otto

Editors
  • Rosemary Hunter
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Peer Review Process

feminists@law exercises a rigorous peer review policy in the same way as peer reviewed print journals. Open Oasis has noted that "some people mistakenly think Open Access equates to vanity publishing - that you can pay to have an article published. This is not the case. Open Access journals employ the same peer review practices as traditional Closed Access journals." (see http://www.openoasis.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=151&Itemid=310). The UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has also recommended that "We encourage increased recognition that peer-review quality is independent of journal business model, for example, there is a “misconception that open access somehow does not use peer review." (see http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmselect/cmsctech/856/856.pdf).

Articles submitted to the journal are first reviewed to ensure they are of a publishable standard and fit within the scope of the journal. If so, they will be sent out for double blind peer review. Articles are typically sent to two reviewers. Reviewers are asked to comment on the suitability of the article for publication in the journal, and to recommend whether the article should be accepted in its current form, accepted subject to specified revisions, substantially revised and resubmitted, or rejected. The review process can be expected to take 8-12 weeks. Reviewers are selected based on their expertise in the relevant area and availability.

Material submitted to other sections of the journal may not be peer reviewed. Please refer to the specific section policies in About the Journal.

 

Publication Frequency

feminists@law plans to publish two issues per year, April-September and October-March. Within the time period covered by each issue, content will be added as soon as it is ready for publication, rather than having to wait for the next issue or available issue.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The journal does not charge fees to either authors or readers.