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About The Journal of Feminist Scholarship

The Journal of Feminist Scholarship (JFS) began in the fall of 2011 at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The founding editors, Catherine Villanueva Gardner, Anna M. Klobucka, and Jeannette E. Riley, envisioned the mission of JFS as an exploration of the state of feminist scholarship at the turn of the new century, which sees this endeavor as part of a larger question of where feminism itself is heading. JFS materialized within the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and was made possible through generous support from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Currently, JFS is published through a collaborative feminist and institutional relationship between the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the University of Rhode Island, while continuing to encourage a discussion of feminist thought for the twenty-first century. What are its directions today, and what relationship does it sustain with the foundations laid down by feminist inquiry and action in earlier centuries?

JFS is a twice-yearly, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published online and aimed at promoting feminist scholarship across the disciplines, as well as expanding the reach and definitions of feminist research. We aim to publish work that explores the multiple theoretical paradigms and political agendas of contemporary and historical feminist scholarship and the potential intersections and tensions between these paradigms and agendas. We are especially interested in examining productive controversies and divergences between transnational contexts of feminism. We also welcome submissions that focus on feminist pedagogies and activism.

We are a “double-anonymous” peer reviewed journal. As an online journal, we are able to offer open access to its contents to feminist scholars anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection. Online publication also has an immediacy that allows us to feature articles on topics that are in the here and now and to significantly shorten the time lag from submission to publication for our contributors.

JFS is an Open Access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.

Copyright on articles published in the Journal of Feminist Scholarship is held by the authors. All material published in JFS can be reused under the terms of the following Creative Commons license: CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives). Any reproduction in a modified form (such as a translation) or for commercial purposes requires a separate agreement with the copyright holder(s).

Please visit the Policies and Journal Style Guide pages for further information.

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