Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

Feminist Formations invites submissions that reflect the journal’s mission to cultivate a forum where feminists from around the world articulate research, theory, activism, teaching, and learning, thereby showcasing new feminist formations. An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, we publish innovative work by scholars, activists, and practitioners in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. Our subject matter includes national, global, and transnational feminist thought and practice; the cultural and social politics of genders and sexualities; and historical and contemporary studies of gendered experience. The journal values established and emerging lines of inquiry and methods that engage the complexities of gender as implicated in forms of power such as race, ethnicity, class, nation, migration, ability, and religion.

Peer Review Process

The cover page should contain the following acknowledgment: “This is a draft copy of a manuscript submitted to Feminist Formations. If it is accepted for publication, the copyright will be assigned to the publisher, the Johns Hopkins University Press.” We do not accept submissions of work that are being reviewed by another journal.

The Editor reviews all manuscripts and determines those to be sent out for external review. This decision is based on overall fit with the mission and values of the journal, engagement with existing scholarship in the field, quality of writing, and structure of the argument. Manuscripts selected to undergo review will be subject to anonymous peer review by two or more external readers. Readers are selected for their expertise in the subject areas, and are invited to respond within four weeks. They are asked to provide constructive feedback to authors, and to recommend to accept, revise and resubmit, or reject the manuscript. Once the reviews are in, the Editor evaluates the reports and makes a decision to accept, invite revision and resubmission, or reject the manuscript. When a manuscript is revised and resubmitted, every effort is made to invite the original reviewers to evaluate the revised manuscript. When this is not possible, a new reader is invited and provided with the original version of the manuscript, the first reader reports, and the revised manuscript with the author’s response to the original reviewers. When a manuscript is selected for publication, the Editor will provide additional feedback to finalize revisions before the manuscript is moved to the production stage. Then, the Managing Editor will communicate with the author and assist in preparation for publication. Our review process generally takes four to six months.