Psychology of Women Quarterly

Psychology of Women Quarterly

2014 Impact Factor: 1.879
2014 Ranking: 34/129 in Psychology, Multidisciplinary | 4/41 in Women's Studies
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Mary Brabeck New York University

eISSN: 14716402| ISSN: 03616843|Current volume: 39|Current issue: 4 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, brief reports on timely topics, 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).

Assistant Editor
Anna Hillary New York University
Associate Editors
Kelly Cue Davis University of Washington
Sarah J. Gervais University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Bonita London Stony Brook University
Shannon Lynch Idaho State University
Jacqueline Mattis University of Michigan
Lindsay M. Orchowski Brown University
Consultants to the Editors
Matthew A. Deimer University of Michigan
Michelle Fine Graduate Center CUNY
Maria Gurevich Ryerson University
Selcuk R. Sirin New York University
Book Review Editor
Ellen Cole The Sage Colleges
Teaching Section Editor
Britney G. Brinkman Chatham University
Student Advisory Board Mentor
Lisa R. Rubin New School for Social Research
Supplements Coordinator
Christine Keller Simpson Chatham University
Consulting Editors
Jill Allen Montana State University
Laina Y. Bay-Cheng University at Buffalo
Amy M. Brausch Western Kentucky University
Tara Broccoli Mitchell College
Amy L. Brown University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Elizabeth R. Cole University of Michigan
Jessica Cundiff Colgate University
Elizabeth A. Daniels University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
M. Meghan Davidson University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Kelly Cue Davis University of Washington
Sarah E. Domoff University of Michigan
Asia A. Eaton Florida International University
Katie M. Edwards University of New Hampshire
Mindy J. Erchull University of Mary Washington
Gwendolyn Gerber CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Jessica J. Good Davidson College
Ronni Michelle Greenwood University of Limerick
Elizabeth L. Hall Biola University
Nicole M. Heath Rush University Medical Center
Michele Hoffnung Quinnipiac University
Dawn M. Johnson University of Akron
Annette S. Kluck Auburn University
Robin J. Lewis Old Dominion University
Sara M. Lindberg University of Wisconsin
Miriam Liss University of Mary Washington
Lisa A. Marchiondo Wayne State University
Andrea L. Meltzer Southern Methodist University
Kathi N. Miner Texas A&M University
Debra Mollen Texas Woman's University
Elizabeth M. Morgan Springfield College
Corinne A. Moss-Racusin Skidmore College
Mike C. Parent Texas Tech University
Desdamona Rios University of Houston - Clear Lake
Lisa R. Rubin New School for Social Research
Natalie J. Sabik University of Rhode Island
Vanessa R. Schick The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Tracy Tylka The Ohio State University
Brandon Velez Teachers College, Columbia University
Laurel B. Watson University of Missouri - Kansas City
Elisabeth C. Wells University of Guelph
Laura Widman University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Melissa J. Williams Emory University
Danielle M. Young Rutgers University
Student Advisory Board
Christy E. Allen Northern Illinois University
Stephanie M. Anderson The Graduate Center, CUNY
April Barnes University of Akron
Sarah N. Bell University of Michigan
Christin P. Bowman The Graduate Center, CUNY
Jenna M. Brownfield University of Missouri-Kansas City
Justine E. Calcagno The Graduate Center, CUNY
Sadiqa Cash Howard University
Taylor Ceroni University of Akron
Rachel A. Connor Princeton University
Christopher R. DeCou Idaho State University
Rebecca K. Delaney West Virginia University
Jennifer M. Doran The New School for Social Research
Anjali Dutt University of California, Santa Cruz
Lee R. Eshelman Miami University
Aasha B. Foster Teachers College, Columbia University
Elizabeth F. Geiger Teachers College, Columbia University
Rose G. Grose University of California, Santa Cruz
Morgan M. Grotewiel University of Missouri - Kansas City
Mary T. Guerrant North Carolina State University
Samantha C. Holmes University of Akron
Anna E. Jaffe University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Danielle D. King Michigan State University
Allison L. Kirschbaum University of Missouri, St. Louis
Elyssa Klann Indiana University, Bloomington
Linh P. Luu Lehigh University
Ashley Lytle Stony Brook University
Courtney L. McCluney University of Michigan
Elizabeth C. Neilson University of Washington
Candice D. Presseau Lehigh University
Shan Ran Wayne State University
Kara Anne Rodenhizer-Stämpfli University of New Hampshire
Jennifer D. Rubin University of Michigan
Corianna E. Sichel New York University
Jill M. Swirsky Temple University
Carrie R. Underwood University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ruth V. Walker University of Akron
Emily E. Wheeler University of Massachusetts, Boston
Stephanie N. Wong New York University
David G. Zelaya Georgia State University
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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.

    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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