We publish essays that engage with topics at the intersection of politics, international relations and women’s studies. We are looking for lively, provocative material that initiates inquiry or prompts intense debate. Contributions may be discipline-specific but should engage with critical conversations of interest across disciplines, or they may be interdisciplinary in their theorizing, their methodology or their sources.
Articles are read first by one of the IFjP editors. If it is appropriate for IFjP and ready for review, the article will be sent out anonymously to be refereed by at least two readers. Every effort will be made to decide as to publication within 6 months of submission.
In addition to articles, IFjP accepts material submitted in the form of documents, pedagogical discussions, film commentaries, website announcements, conference/meeting reports and other summary reports on research projects for “Conversations”, a non-peer-reviewed section of the journal. There is also a substantial book review section including review essays. For further information contact: The Editors, International Feminist Journal of Politics, P. O. Box 1177325, 206 Anderson Hall, University of Florida, Department of Political Science, Gainesville, Florida 32611-7325; email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Submissions should be made via ScholarOne at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rfjp.
IFjP does not consider articles that are under review elsewhere or that have been previously published (this includes online journals). Submission of an article or items for the sections will be taken to imply original, unpublished, work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Where copyright permission is required, it is the author’s responsibility to obtain such permission. By submitting a manuscript, the author is agreeing that the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article will be given to the Publishers. Upon acceptance for publication, a transfer of copyright agreement will be forwarded to be signed by the author. The editorial office must receive signed hard copies of the transfer of copyright agreement before accepted material can be published.
Submission should be in the English language, typed in double spacing and supplied in electronic format (see below). American (-ize) spelling should be used.
Preparation of Copy
- Type all copy – including endnotes and the reference list – double-spaced, allowing generous margins on the top, bottom, and sides. Articles should range between 5,000 and 8,000 words including references. Longer articles cannot be considered and will be returned to authors for editing.
- The first page of the article should have the title 2 inches from the top of the page. An abstract of not more than 200 words should start 2 inches below the title. The abstract should be followed by a list of key words and then by the text. To protect anonymity, the author’s name should not appear on the manuscript, and all references in the body of the text and in footnotes that might identify the author to the reviewer should be removed. A brief biographical note about each author should be supplied in a separate file. This should include the article title and the author’s name, postal address, and email address.
- Tables, figures and plates should not be inserted within the article but should be submitted in separate files. All captions should be listed on the sheet along with the corresponding illustration. The desired positions for each table, figure, and plate should be indicated in the pages of the article. Digital photographs should be supplied in jpg or tiff format.
- Authors are responsible for securing permission to reproduce two kinds of material: quotations from works in copyright, and illustrations such as photographs, line drawings, tables, maps, graphs etc. Permission need not be sought for short extracts of text (except in the case of poems or song lyrics, where all quotations require permission). All permissions must be cleared by the time of publication and it is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission by writing to either the publisher of the material or the author/photographer. Authors should consult home base at an early stage for advice on obtaining permission.
- Citations and references
This journal uses Taylor & Francis standard Chicago Author-Date reference style.
A full reference style guide is available here .
Endnotes are used for material commenting on or adding to the text and should be used instead of parenthetical citations for references to more than three works, archival materials, unpublished interviews, and legal cases. Within endnotes, second and later references to a work should refer to the author’s last name and date. Do not use op. cit or ibid. Endnotes should be typed double-spaced at the end of the article, preceding the list of references.
Full references must be given in the reference list to all works cited in the text, including citations in endnotes. References not cited in the text will be removed from the reference list.
Page numbers must be supplied for all journal, magazine and newspaper articles and for chapters from edited books, as should the full url for Web documents, along with the date last accessed.
Further notes on style
Justification of text: Use unjustified mode for the presentation of text. Leave the right margin ragged and avoid word divisions and hyphens at the ends of lines. Insert two hard returns at the end of paragraphs or heading: do not use the space bar or the tab function to indent the first line of paragraphs.
Subheadings: Use subheadings sparingly and indicate clearly their degree of importance. Avoid using more than three levels of subheadings and avoid numbering them. Use bold text capitals for level A subheadings, bold upper and lower case for level B sub-subheadings and italic bold upper and lower case for level C sub-sub-subheadings, as follows: LEVEL A SUBHEADING, Level B Sub-Subheading , Level C Sub-Sub-Subheading . Please note that Level C sub-sub-headings should only be used if absolutely necessary and avoided if possible. Do not centre subheadings; leave one line spacing above and below.
Punctuation: Should be placed inside quotation marks, as per US usage. Use a single (not a double) space after a full point, and after commas, colons, semicolons, etc. Do not put a space in front of a question mark, or in front of any other closing quotation mark. Avoid exclamation marks and the “Oxford Comma” (the comma before “and” in a list, e.g. “international, political, and feminist” should read “international, political and feminist”) in the main text, though the latter is required in reference citations and the reference list.
Full points: Use full points after abbreviations (p.m., e.g., i.e., etc.) and contractions where the end of the word is cut ( p., ed., ch.). Omit full points in acronyms (HMSO, USA, US, UK, BBC, NATO, plc), after contractions which end in the last letter of the word (Dr, Mr, St, edn, eds, Ltd) and after metric units (cm, m, km, kg). Note especially ed. eds; vol. vols; no. nos; ch. chs, etc.
Quotations: Use double quotation marks for quoted material within the text; single quotation marks should only be used for quotes within quotes. Quotations of over forty words should be extracted and indented and no quotation marks used.
Numerals: In general spell out numbers under 100; but use numerals for measurements (e.g. 12 km) and ages (e.g. 10 years old). Insert a comma for both thousands and tens of thousands (e.g. 1,000 and 20,000). Give ranged numbers in full, although dates may be abbreviated, e.g. 22–24, 105–106, 1966–97. Use the percentages sign only in figures and tables; spell out “percent” in the text using a numeral for the number (e.g. 84 percent).
Dates: Set out as follows: 8 July 1990 (no comma), on 8 July, or on the 8th; 1990s (not spelt out, no apostrophe); nineteenth century (not 19th century) and insert hyphen when used adjectivally (e.g. nineteenth-century art).
Supplemental online material: Authors are welcome to submit animations, movie files, sound files or any additional information for online publication.
Reproduction of copyright material
If you wish to include any material in your manuscript in which you do not hold copyright, you must obtain written permission from the copyright owner, prior to submission. Such material may be in the form of text, data, table, illustration, photograph, line drawing, audio clip, video clip, film still, and screenshot, and any supplemental material you propose to include. This applies to direct (verbatim or facsimile) reproduction as well as “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source).
You must ensure appropriate acknowledgement is given to the permission granted to you for reuse by the copyright holder in each figure or table caption. You are solely responsible for any fees which the copyright holder may charge for reuse.
The reproduction of short extracts of text, excluding poetry and song lyrics, for the purposes of criticism may be possible without formal permission on the basis that the quotation is reproduced accurately and full attribution is given.
For further information and FAQs on the reproduction of copyright material, please consult our Guide .
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