Focus and Scope
Religion and Gender is the first online, peer reviewed, international and open access journal for the systematic study of gender and religion in an interdisciplinary perspective. The journal aims to explore the relation, confrontation and intersection of gender and religion, taking into account the multiple and changing manifestations of religion in diverse social and cultural contexts. It analyses and reflects critically on gender in its interpretative and imaginative dimensions and as a fundamental principle of social ordering. It seeks to investigate gender at the intersections of feminist, sexuality, queer, masculinity and diversity studies.
As an academic journal, Religion and Gender targets an interdisciplinary academic audience but also aims to be accessible to those with a non-professional interest in the field. The journal publishes high level contributions from the Humanities and from qualitative and conceptual studies in the Social Sciences. It wants to focus in particular on contemporary debates and topics of emerging interest from postmodern, postcolonial, and post-secular perspectives.
This journal appears twice a year.
Open Access Policy
Religion and Gender 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.
We encourage authors to deposit their article in their institutional open access repository and a subject-based repository, and to upload it on their personal websites, institutional webpages and professional platforms such as Academia.edu (no embargo period).
To ensure permanency of all publications, Religion and Gender utilises CLOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.
Proposing a Special Issue
The Religion and Gender editorial team welcomes proposals for special issues.
A special issue should address a cutting-edge theme that is relevant to the study of religion and gender and should contain 4 a 5 high quality articles and an introductory editorial article.
Interested? Read our additional information on proposing a special issue.
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Support and Publication Fees
Religion and Gender does currently not ask any Author Processing Charges for authors publishing their work in the journal, as the journal is generously supported by the International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender (IARG).
To support the continued and open access publication of the journal, please join the IARG or make a donation (for more info, see the IARG website).
Religion and Gender is published by the International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender (IARG) and supported by Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals
Religion and Gender has received a starting grant for new open access journals in the Humanities from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Religion and Gender fully supports and encourages author self-archiving of all content.
Religion and Gender is registered as a SHERPA Green journal.
Information for book reviewersReligion and Gender invites its readers to review recently published books related to our field of study. Please take a look at our list of currently available books.
If you are interested in reviewing one of these books, please contact the book review editor An Van Raemdonck, firstname.lastname@example.org
Publishers may send review copies to the address below.
Please note that we do not guarantee that unsolicited review copies will be reviewed in Religion and Gender.
An Van Raemdonck
Journal Religion and Gender
Centre for Research on Culture and Gender
Department of Languages and Cultures