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Hazel Johnstone, MBE

Managing Editor


European Journal of Women's Studies
Gender Institute/ LSE
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom


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European Journal of Women's Studies

The European Journal of Women's Studies is a major international forum for original scholarship at the cutting edge of research in women's studies. The journal's main focus is the complex theoretical and empirical relationship between women and the particular, and diverse, context of Europe.

As well as articles, the journal includes short topical and polemical pieces (open forums); and book reviews.

Peer-reviewed articles submitted direct to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ejw

Book reviews to Ann Phoenix and Veronica Pravadelli

Open forums to madeleine kennedy-macfoy

Editor's Tips:  Titles, Keywords, Abstracts

It is very important for you as author and for us as a journal that people download your article. In order for this to happen, you need to pay careful attention to the title, keywords, and abstract for your article. Here are a few tips:

1. Title

Try to make your title short and snappy. Avoid long lists and complicated descriptions. The title should grab the reader’s attention, while, at the same time, giving a clear idea of what the article is about. You want to reach as broad an audience as possible.  Most readers are either looking for something which applies to their own work, or can inspire them in pursuing their research interests. It is not always advisable, therefore, to include the specific place in which the research was done because every inquiry is conducted in a specific place. Neither is it always necessary to mention the specific ethnicity of your informants. For example, if an article is about domestic work and migration,  a title like ‘The experiences of Latin American migrants with domestic work in Belgium’ could be shortened to ‘Migrants experiences with domestic work’ and the more specific details mentioned in the abstract.  If you can think of a title which is intriguing, all the better!


2. Keywords

You need to have 4-5 keywords. Since your article can be downloaded through the title, you want to avoid repeating title words as keywords. This is just a missed opportunity. Instead look for keywords that might be used in a search. These could be theoretical concepts or specific events or processes. Imagine what you type into google yourself when you are looking for literature.

3. Abstracts

Remember that the abstract will be the first thing someone reads. It will be decisive in determining whether he or she decided to read the article.  You need to weigh every sentence and, indeed, every word.  Your abstract should be clear and well-written. Make sure that you give the reader a good idea of what the article is about as well as the kinds of  results s/he can expect without giving away all of your arguments.


Special Issues

Our special issue on The New Europe: 25 Years after the Fall of the Wall, edited by Barbara Einhorn and Kornelia Slavova was published in November 2014,

Forthcoming Special issues:

Gendering-Genocide-CfP   (ed. Ayşe Gül Altınay and Andrea Petö)  publication Vol. 22, issue 4, November 2015.

CALL for PAPERS for special issue on 

Transnational/Global Europe, Female Artists and Visual Culture 

Editors: Veronica Pravadelli (Roma Tre University)

and Rosanna Maule (Concordia University)

deadline 31 October 2015

Book reviews:

EJWS occasionally publishes online the best book reviews produced on WS and GS courses. The aim is for students to work with their tutors/lecturers to produce excellent book reviews to be submitted to the journal for consideration.

2013 best masters students' entries  in book reviews, in conjunction with the University of Utrecht, gender graduate programme, are as follows: 

Lisa McLaughlin and Cynthia Carter (eds). Current Perspectives in Feminist Media Studies. London: Routledge, 2012; 160 pp.: 9780415540117
Reviewed by: Suen de Andrade e Silva

Sandra Ponzanesi and Margueritte Waller (eds), Postcolonial Cinema Studies, London, Routledge, 2011, 250 pp., ISBN 978-0-415-78229-6 (paperback) – 978-0-415-78228-9 (hardcover).
Reviewed by: Milica Trakilović

Robert Kulpa and Joanna Mizieliñska (eds.), De-Centring Western Sexualities: Central and Eastern European Perspectives, London, Ashgate, 2011, 232 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4094-0242-8
Reviewed by: Rasa Navickaite


European Journal of Women's Studies is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online. Recent article feeds can be found on this site, which also gives you the option of browsing recent articles and most cited/rea



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