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NOTICE TO PROSPECTIVE CONTRIBUTORS
The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion welcomes a variety of contributions that focus not only on women's experience or on gender as a category of analysis but also work within a feminist theoretical framework that analyzes the intersections of gender,race, class, and other structures of domination Contributions should further feminist theory, movements, consciousness, and practices . We are looking for material of several types and formats: scholarly, critical, and constructive articles, review essays (reviews of recent literature on a given topic), reports of significant feminist projects related to religion, liturgies, poetry, letters, and ideas for roundtable discussions.
Manuscripts submitted should not be under consideration elsewhere. They should be typewritten in Times New Roman font (including any non-Roman characters), double-spaced, around 7,500 words (including footnotes). No bibliography is necessary. A 150-word abstract of the article must be included. Form should follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010). In order to protect anonymity, no identifying information should appear anywhere in the document, including footnotes. Click to view JFSR 's Style Sheet.
We ask authors to transliterate foreign languages in the manuscript. If authors wish to use a non-Unicode font and the article is accepted for publication, then authors will be required to pay any extra fees associated with typesetting.
All papers appropriate for the JFSR will be sent out anonymously to at least two reviewers, on whose judgment the editors rely. While the JFSR is not restricted to any one conception of feminism and seeks to represent the widest possible range of religious feminist perspectives, it's criteria of evaluation are feminist. Reviewers are asked to evaluate manuscripts not only on the basis of their scholarly competence but also on the basis of their contribution to feminist theory, their acquaintance with significant issues in the women's movement, and their vision of social and/or religious change. Writing that is in any way sexist, racist, homophobic, or otherwise discriminatory will not be accepted. All manuscripts are subject to editorial modification.
Poetry submitted should not be under consideration elsewhere. In order to protect anonymity, the poet's name should not appear in the submission.
All poetry appropriate for the JFSR will be sent out anonymously to at least two reviewers, on whose judgment the editors rely heavily. While the JFSR is a feminist journal, please note that the focus of the Journal is feminist studies in religion. As a feminist journal, JFSR is not restricted to any one conception of feminism and seeks to represent the widest possible range of feminist perspectives. Reviewers are asked to evaluate creative pieces not only on the basis of their poetical mechanics but also on the basis of their religious content, contribution to feminist theory, their acquaintance with significant issues in the women's movement, and their vision of social and/or religious change. Writing that is in any way sexist, racist, homophobic, or otherwise discriminatory will not be accepted. All poetry is subject to editorial modification.
Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- Identifying information has been removed from the text of the submission and from the file properties.
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