Reviews of Peer-Reviewed Journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences

We give you the scuttlebutt on academic journals—aiding you in selecting the right journal for publication—in reviews that are sometimes snarky, sometimes lengthy, always helpful. Written by Princeton University graduate students and Wendy Laura Belcher.

Journal of Women’s History

For those interested in publishing articles that focus on women’s history and historical constructions of gender.

The Journal of Women’s History is published by The Johns Hopkins Press and is based at Binghamton University (SUNY).  Described as “the first journal devoted exclusively to the international field of women’s history”, it publishes innovative scholarship from around the globe in all historical periods.  The Journal also “promotes comparative and transnational methods and approaches to historical constructions of gender as they shape and are in turn shaped by women’s experiences.” Issues are thematically organized however this seems to result from submission selections, not special calls for papers. Each issue contains an editor’s note, which synthesizes the articles and illuminates historiographies, themes, and controversies.  The global and comparative approach of this journal is beneficial for all who study women’s history as this thematic international approach sheds light on gender histories and facilitates broader connections among historians and their work.

Useful for Submission

Word Count: Not to exceed 10,000 words including endnotes, 35 pages in length

Issues per year: Four

Current volume number: Volume 29, Number 1, Spring 2017

Articles per year: 5-7 articles per issue, also publish round tables, book forums

Citation style: The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition.

Abstract length (if required): 150 words maximum, should summarize the argument and significance of the work

Relevant Editors:

Elisa Camiscioli and Jean H. Quataert are the co-editors, both at Binghamton University

About Wendy Belcher

Associate Professor, Princeton University, Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for African American Studies. Author of Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success. Instructor of Deep Reading Journals as Publishing Praxis.


This entry was posted on April 5, 2017 in Gender Journals, History Journals, Social Science Journals.