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Feminism & Psychology

2016 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.312
2016 Ranking: 69/128 in Psychology, Multidisciplinary | 17/41 in Women's Studies
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
An International Journal

Editor-in-Chief
Catriona Macleod Rhodes University, South Africa
Editors
Jeanne Marecek Swarthmore College, USA
Rose Capdevila The Open University, UK


eISSN: 14617161 | ISSN: 09593535 | Current volume: 27 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly


Feminism and Psychology offers an intellectually and politically charged archive of historic and contemporary lines of analysis within feminism and psychology, across continents.

“On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Committee on Women in Psychology, we acknowledge the leadership of the editorial team of Feminism & Psychology, an international, feminist, peer-reviewed journal, for encouraging, supporting, and showcasing cutting-edge and transformative feminist theory and research. Feminism & Psychology has provided a forum for critical, radical, and provocative feminist scholarship that serves as an impetus for social change and for theoretical and methodological innovations in feminist psychology. Feminism & Psychology has contributed to the transformation of psychology, has helped to clarify the dynamics of oppression and discrimination, and has stimulated new directions in the theories, methods, and practices of feminist psychology. We salute the Editorial Boards of Feminism & Psychology, who, since the journal’s inception, have truly been leaders for women in psychology.” Joan C. Chrisler, PhD, Chair, Committee on Women in Psychology


Feminism & Psychology fosters the development of feminist theory and practice in psychology and represents the concerns of women in a wide range of contexts across the academic/applied `divide'.

For detailed information on the focus of Feminism & Psychology, authors are encouraged to read this editorial.

Cutting-Edge Feminist Research and Debate
Feminism & Psychology has established itself as the leading international forum for cutting-edge feminist research and debate in - and beyond - psychology. The journal fosters the development of feminist theory and practice in psychology by publishing:

  • A range of high-quality theoretical and empirical papers
  • Dialogue, debate and commentary at the interface of feminism and psychology
  • Articles integrating research, practice and broader social concerns
  • Papers spanning the academic-practitioner 'divide' and representing a range of feminist voices including those under-represented in psychology journals
  • Reviews, interviews and special features on topical issues
  • Ground-breaking Special Issues

SOCIETY SUBSCRIPTION DISCOUNTS
Members of the following societies are entitled to a 30% subscription discount on the individual rate! Simply mention your membership when ordering and supply the relevant membership details:

  • Association for Women in Psychology
  • American Psychological Association - Division 35 - Society for the Psychology of Women
  • Australian Psychological Society - Women & Psychology Division
  • BPS - POWS section
  • The Section on Women and Psychology (SWAP) of the Canadian Psychological Association


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

Feminism & Psychology is available on SAGE Journals Online.

Books for review:

Books for review in Feminism & Psychology can be sent to:

Sue Jackson, Book Reviews Editor
Associate Professor, School of Psychology
Victoria University of Wellington
Kelburn Parade
PO Box 600
Wellington 6012
New Zealand


Feminism & Psychology provides an international forum for debate at the interface of feminisms and psychologies.  The peer-reviewed journal's principle aim is to foster feminist theory and practice in - and beyond - psychology. We are interested in pieces that provide insights into gendered realities along multiple intersecting dimensions of difference, privilege, and inequality.  In addition to empirical work, we invite critical engagement with theories, methods of inquiry, concepts, and disciplinary and professional practice.

Feminism & Psychology encourages submissions from scholars, researchers, activists and practitioners at all stages of their careers.

Authors are encouraged to read this editorial for further information on the aims and scope of the journal.

Book Review Editor
Sue Jackson Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Associate Editors
Eva Magnusson Umeå University, Sweden
H. Lorraine Radtke University of Calgary, Australia
Kopano Ratele University of South Africa, South Africa
Sarah Riley Aberystwyth University, Wales
Consulting Editors
Agnes Andanaes University of Oslo, Norway
Hale Bolak Boratov Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
Virginia Braun University of Auckland, New Zealand
Erica Burman The University of Manchester, UK
Victoria Clarke University of The West of England, UK
Kathy Davis VU University, Netherlands
João Manuel de Oliveira University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
Ngaire Donaghue University of Tasmania, Australia
Nigel Edley Nottingham Trent University, UK
Breanne Fahs Arizona State University, USA
Michelle Fine The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA
Nicola Gavey University of Auckland, New Zealand
Maria Gurevich Ryerson University, Canada
Farzana Haniffa University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nikki Hayfield University of The West of England, UK
Peter Hegarty University of Surrey, UK
Katherine Johnson University of Brighton, UK
Michaelle N. Lafrance St. Thomas University, Canada
Sharon Lamb University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Helen Malson University of The West of England, UK
Linda McMullen University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Ingrid Palmary University of Witswatersand, South Africa
Elizabeth Peel Loughborough University, UK
Ann Phoenix Institute of Education, University College London, UK
Isabel Piper Univeristy of Chile, Chile
Paula Reavey London South Bank University, UK
Lisa Rubin The New School for Social Research, USA
Annadís Rudolfsdóttir University of Iceland, Iceland
Alexandra Rutherford York University, Canada
Lynne Segal Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Puleng Segalo University of South Africa, South Africa
Charlene Y. Senn University of Windsor, Canada
Stephanie A Shields Pennsylvania State University, USA
Sally Swartz University of Cape Town, South Africa
Stephanie Taylor The Open University, UK
Ann Weatherall Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Marcia Worrell University of West London, UK
Eileen Zurbriggen University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Founding Editor
Sue Wilkinson York University, UK
Editorial Assistants
Ryan Du Toit Rhodes University, South Africa
Jabulile Mavuso Rhodes University, South Africa
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Feminism & Psychology

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/fap to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Feminism & Psychology will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
      2.7 Data
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Feminism & Psychology, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    Feminism & Psychology welcomes manuscripts in a variety of formats, including work that introduces innovative forms of feminist psychology scholarship. Feminism & Psychology publishes the following kinds of pieces: theoretical articles (up to 8000 words); empirical articles (up to 8000 words); methodological articles (up to 8000 words); brief research reports (up to 3000 words); observations and commentaries (between 500 and 2000 words); book reviews (up to 2000 words); book review essays (up to 8000 words); special issues; and special features (including reappraisals of classic texts). Articles should include abstracts of no more than 200 words.

    Please note that references are included in the total word count.

    Proposals for special issues or special features should be directed to the Editors.

    If you are uncertain about the relevance of your manuscript for the journal, please contact the Editors.

    Articles, Observations & Commentaries, Brief Reports

    The Aims and Scope of Feminism & Psychology are as follows:

    Feminism & Psychology provides an international forum for debate at the interface of feminisms and psychologies. The journal’s principal aim is to foster feminist theory and practice in and beyond  psychology. We are interested in pieces that provide insights into gendered realities along multiple intersecting dimensions of difference, privilege and inequality. In addition to empirical work, we invite critical engagement with theories, methods of inquiry, concepts and disciplinary and professional practice.

    Feminism & Psychology encourages submissions from scholars, researchers, activists and practitioners at all stages of their careers.

    Authors are also advised to consult the Editorial in volume 24(1) for more detail.

    Feminism & Psychology publishes empirical research based on qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods. To merit publication, such research should be rigorous, ethical, and theoretically informed, and the results should contribute to critical feminist psychology projects.
    Feminism & Psychology also publishes work that engages critically with theories, methods, and concepts, as well as critical analyses of disciplinary and professional practices. For all submissions, originality is an important criterion. Space in the journal is scarce and so a publishable piece must say something that has not been said before, offer a different perspective on material already in the public domain, or stimulate debate.

    The Observations & Commentaries section provides an opportunity for scholars to reflect on a particular issue, comment on others’ work, or discuss theory or research processes.

    Brief research reports may present preliminary research findings or a specific aspect of a study that does not require a full-length article. Anyone is welcome to submit a brief research report, but we especially encourage students who have recently completed theses or dissertations to submit brief reports of their work.

    Book Reviews
    Our aim is to publish book reviews (and reviews of other media or fiction, if relevant) that are informative and stimulate further discussion and debate. Feminism & Psychology publishes:

    • Reviews of between 1,000-2,000 words that move beyond a summary of the contents to provide a critical evaluation of the arguments and approach taken to the subject matter by the author(s). A book review that takes up the author's theoretical, conceptual, practical, political and/or methodological arguments and develops a debate around these issues can become a piece that is worth reading in its own right.
    • Review essays, in which several books in a topic area (usually 3) are reviewed together in order to explore the topic and the contributions of the texts. The arguments in a review essay will therefore be more wide-ranging. Review essays may be up to 8000 words long.
    • If you are interested in writing a book review for Feminism & Psychology please contact Sue Jackson: Sue.Jackson@vuw.ac.nz

    Special Features and Special Issues

    Special Features consist of a guest-edited collection of short pieces that address an issue of contemporary interest to feminism and psychology. Special Issues are similarly guest-edited issues of a journal focussed around a particular theme. Feminism & Psychology will compile also Virtual Special Editions of previously published work that can be used for teaching and training. Proposals for Special Features, Special Issues and Virtual Special Editions are welcome. Please direct inquiries to the Editors.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Feminism & Psychology operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewers may at their own discretion opt to reveal their names to the author in their reviews but our standard policy is for both identities to remain concealed. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees.

    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.

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

    2.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications 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.

    2.4 Funding

    Feminism & Psychology requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Feminism & Psychology to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here

    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants

    2.7 Data

    SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.

    Feminism & Psychology requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles if the articles are accepted to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility.

    Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. The editors can also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations.

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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

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Feminism & Psychology 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 published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the 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; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    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 the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Feminism & Psychology 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.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 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  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.4 Reference style

    Feminism & Psychology adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Feminism & Psychology is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/fap 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.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary 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 see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos

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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 Feminism & Psychology editorial office as follows:

    The Editors

    Feminism & Psychology Editorial Office

    E-mail: fapeditorial@sagepub.co.uk

    Books for review can be sent to:

    Sue Jackson

    Associate Professor, School of Psychology

    Victoria University of Wellington

    Kelburn Parade

    PO Box 600

    Wellington 6012

    New Zealand

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