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Psychology of Women Quarterly

Psychology of Women Quarterly

2018 Impact Factor: 3.264
2018 Ranking: 21/137 in Psychology, Multidisciplinary | 1/44 in Women's Studies
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)

Mary Brabeck New York University, USA

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eISSN: 14716402 | ISSN: 03616843 | Current volume: 43 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

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Psychology of Women Quarterly (PWQ) is a feminist, scientific, peer-reviewed journal that publishes empirical research, critical reviews and theoretical articles that advance a field of inquiry, teaching briefs, and invited book reviews related to the psychology of women and gender. Topics include (but are not limited to) feminist approaches, methodologies, and critiques; violence against women; body image and objectification; sexism, stereotyping, and discrimination; intersectionality of gender with other social locations (such as age, ability status, class, ethnicity, race, and sexual orientation); international concerns; lifespan development and change; physical and mental well being; therapeutic interventions; sexuality; social activism; and career development.

This journal will be of interest to clinicians, faculty, and researchers in all psychology disciplines, as well as those interested in the sociology of gender, women’s studies, interpersonal violence, ethnic and multicultural studies, social advocates, policy makers, and teacher education.

Manuscripts can be submitted online at

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

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Editor Elect
Dawn M. Szymanski University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Assistant Editor
Anna Hillary New York University, USA
Associate Editors
Kelly Cue Davis Arizona State University, USA
Asia A. Eaton Florida International University, USA
Annette S. Kluck Auburn University, USA
Shannon M. Lynch Idaho State University, USA
Lindsay M. Orchowski Alpert Medical School of Brown University, USA
Laurel B. Watson University of Missouri - Kansas City
Book Review Editor
Ellen Cole The Sage Colleges, USA
Teaching Section Editor
Britney G. Brinkman Point Park University, USA
Consultants to the Editors
William T. Abraham Iowa State University, USA
Matthew A. Diemer University of Michigan, USA
Michelle Fine The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA
H. Lorraine Radtke University of Calgary, Australia
Teaching Supplemental Coordinator
Clare Mehta Emmanuel College, USA
Student Advisory Board Mentor
Lisa R. Rubin New School for Social Research, USA
Consulting Editors
Emily T. Amanatullah Georgetown University, USA
Germine H. Awad University of Texas-Austin, USA
Laina Y. Bay-Cheng University at Buffalo, USA
Julia B. Bear Stony Brook University, USA
Diana Betz Loyola University Maryland, USA
Elizabeth R. Cole University of Michigan, USA
Jessica Cundiff Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Christopher R. DeCou University of Washington, USA
Jennifer Doran Yale University, USA
Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Lisa L. Frey University of Oklahoma, USA
Sarah J. Gervais University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
Ronni Michelle Greenwood University of Limerick, Ireland
Morgan M. Grotewiel Webster University, USA
Matthew Hesson-McInnis Illinois State University, USA
Janet Shibley Hyde University of Wisconsin, USA
Janelle M. Jones Queen Mary University of London, UK
Steven J. Karau Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA
Holly B. Kozee Empower Therapy for Women - Ohio, USA
Jioni Lewis University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA
Robin J. Lewis Old Dominion University, USA
Sara M. Lindberg University of Wisconsin, USA
Miriam Liss University of Mary Washington, USA
Lisa A. Marchiondo University of New Mexico, USA
David Marx San Diego State University, USA
Andrea L. Meltzer Florida State University, USA
Debra Mollen Texas Woman's University, USA
Elizabeth M. Morgan Springfield College, USA
Kathleen Parks State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Evava Pietri Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, USA
Desdamona Rios University of Houston - Clear Lake, USA
Rachael Robnett University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Lisa Rosenthal Pace University, USA
Natalie J. Sabik University of Rhode Island, USA
Stephanie A. Shields Pennsylvania State University, USA
Sally D. Stabb Texas Woman's University
Jayne Stake University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA
Elliot A. Tebbe University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Sarah E. Ullman University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Chelsea Vanderpool Governors State University, USA
Brandon Velez Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
Leah Warner Ramapo College of New Jersey, USA
Melissa J. Williams Emory University, USA
Student Advisory Board
Melissa L. Barnes University of Oregon, USA
Madeline Brodt University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Dawn M. Brown University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Jenna M. Brownfield University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Rachel Carretta University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Jennifer Chmielewski The Graduate Center, CUNY, USA
Rachel A. Connor Princeton University, USA
Danielle C. Cummings Idaho State University, USA
Lucy De Souza University of British Columbia, Canada
Kahlil C. DuPerry Boston College, USA
Harley Dutcher University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Mirella Flores University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA
Elizabeth F. Geiger Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
Maya A. Godbole The Graduate Center, CUNY, USA
Megan Granski New York University, USA
Petal Grower University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, USA
Katrina Hacker New School for Social Research, USA
Veronica Hamilton University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Breanne R. Helmers Wayne State University, USA
Claire Helpingstine University of Maryland at College Park, USA
Nicole Jeffrey University of Guelph, Canada
Jennifer John University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Colleen A. Kase University of Maryland at College Park, USA
Caroline C. Kaufman The University of Memphis, USA
Allison L. Kirschbaum University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA
Elyssa Klann Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Haley A. Miles-McLean University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Táhcita Medrado Mizael Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
Marta Pagan-Ortiz University of Massachusetts-Boston, USA
Tara Pond Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Yanet Ruvalcaba Florida International University, USA
Anita Shaw University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Corianna E. Sichel New York University, USA
Jaclyn A. Siegel University of Western Ontario, Canada
Melina Singh University of California – Santa Cruz, USA
Emily J. Thomas Ryerson University, Canada
Carrie Underwood University of Nevada-Las Vegas, USA
Emily Vogels University of New Brunswick, Canada
Abigail Walsh University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
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  • Manuscript Submissions

    Psychology of Women Quarterly accepts submission of original articles only through its online web system at

    Please follow the instructions through the site. It will be helpful to have a separate title page and fully masked, electronic main document prepared in advance. The main document must include the Abstract and all Tables, Figures, and appended materials and must mask unpublished Author Citations throughout the manuscript.

    If you have any questions or problems, please contact Mary Brabeck (Editor) or Anna Hillary (Assistant Editor) at

    Manuscripts should be submitted as an electronic file in Microsoft Word. An accompanying letter should request review and include the following information: that the manuscript (a) is not currently under review elsewhere, (b) has not been previously published in whole or in part, and (c) conforms to APA standards on ethical treatment of participants.

    Manuscript Review Policy

    Standard masked peer review procedures are used for all submissions. APA policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by more than one journal. Prior or duplicate publication constitutes unethical behavior. Authors have an obligation to consult the Editor if there is any question about an article's suitability for PWQ or if there are questions concerning piecemeal publication (see pp. 13-15 of APA’s Publication Manual, 6th edition). Student reviewers may provide independent reviews under the supervision of a Consulting or Associate Editor.

    Manuscript Preparation and Style

    Follow the general style guidelines set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). The entire manuscript - including abstract, quotations, notes, references, figure captions, and tables - must be typed double-spaced. Manuscript pages must be numbered consecutively. The use of sexist or ethnically biased language is unacceptable. Except under unusual circumstances, authors are expected to make available upon request all previously unpublished questionnaires or scales used in an article. The Editor may find it necessary to return a manuscript for reworking or retyping that does not conform to requirements.

    Title and Acknowledgements (page 1). To facilitate masked review, all indication of authorship must be limited to this page (other pages must show the short title plus page number at the top right). Include on the title page (a) full article title, (b) names and affiliations of all authors, (c) acknowledgments, and (d) mailing and email addresses and telephone and fax numbers of the individual serving as the point of contact.

    Abstract and Keywords (page 2). Abstract should not exceed 200 words. After the abstract, list appropriate keywords for the manuscript, preferably using terms from the Thesaurus of Psychological Terms.

    Text (page 3). Use a five-character paragraph indent. Do not use desktop publishing features, such as right margin justification or underline. Only bold and italics may be used. Use a 12-point typeface.

    References. References cited in text must appear in the reference list, and entries in the reference list must be cited in the text. Follow the examples in the 6th edition of the APA manual for specific guidelines.

    Notes. Footnotes are not permitted in the text. If necessary, endnotes may be used. Number consecutively throughout text and list on a separate page preceding the following section.

    Tables. Tables must appear as a unit following the reference section. Each table should be typed double-spaced on a separate sheet, be numbered consecutively, and include a caption. All tables must be cited in the text.

    Figures. Figures and artwork should be submitted in the following digital file formats and with minimum resolution of 300 DPI (600 DPI for line art): TIFF, EPS, PDF, JPEG, or Microsoft Word. Prepare figures according to the guidelines provided in the 6th edition of the APA manual.

    For questions regarding style, please follow the style guide.

    Teaching Briefs

    Psychology of Women Quarterly accepts submission of non-empirical contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning in the psychology of women only through its online web system at Limited to about 10 pages, these essays should follow the general guidelines of APA's Publication Manual, except without an Abstract or title page and confining headings to a single level (Level 1). A 1-2 sentence bio will be requested during the submission process for each contributing author.

    Please follow the instructions through the site. It will be helpful to have a separate title page and fully masked, electronic main document prepared in advance.

    If you have any questions or problems, please contact Mary Brabeck (Editor) or Anna Hillary (Assistant Editor) at

    Teaching essays should be submitted as an electronic file in Microsoft Word. An accompanying letter should request review and include the following information: that the manuscript (a) is not currently under review elsewhere, (b) has not been previously published in whole or in part, and (c) conforms to the 6th edition of APA's Publication Manual.

    Copyediting, Page Proofs, and Author Copies

    The publisher reserves the right to copyedit manuscripts to conform to journal style. The lead author will receive page proofs for correction of typographical errors only. No rewriting of the accepted manuscript will be allowed in the proof stage. The lead author of each article will receive one free electronic copy (in PDF format) of her or his article after publication.


    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use previously published material. This journal uses an Exclusive License to Publish agreement that requires just one author (the Corresponding Author) to sign on behalf of all authors. Please identify the Corresponding Author for your work when submitting your manuscript for review.

    Supplemental Information

    The option of including online information supplemental to a paper is available to authors. Examples include the list of noncited articles included in a meta analysis and materials that might be useful to teachers implementing ideas presented in the teaching section. The 6th edition of the APA manual lists other suggestions for online supplements.

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