We welcome essays that consider genders and sexualities in relation to artistic, semiotic, political, literary, social, ethnic, racial, economic, rhetorical or legal concerns.
We are especially interested in:
WHY PUBLISH IN OUR OPEN-ACCESS JOURNAL?
Most professional societies, even the MLA, now recognize that an article published in a peer-review journal on the web is a valid professional publication.
Genders offers additional advantages. Here's how Brenda Weber, an assistant professor at the time she published with us, describes her experience:
"My piece on Extreme Makeover has generated an amazing profile for me. I have been invited to Canada, England, and Australia to present my work, I have been asked to review manuscripts, and my essay is frequently used both in the classroom and by other scholars working on issues of the body, representation, and makeovers. I'm convinced that much of this attention is due to the profile of Genders, its accessibility, and the merited respect it garners internationally."
The current annual circulation of our journal is 230,000. That is, we distribute to 230,000 individuals internationally who read our journal annually.
HOW TO SUBMIT AN ESSAY FOR CONSIDERATION
We require that we have first right to any manuscript that we consider and that we have first publication of any manuscript we accept.
For initial review, essays must be submitted in HARD COPY.
The maximum length for an essay is 8,000 words. The minimum length is 6,000.
Photocopies of illustrations are sufficient for initial review.
Essays with numerous errors of grammar and punctuation will not be reviewed, regardless of topic.
Concerning notes and bibliography, any system of documentation is acceptable for initial review of your essay. If we ask for revisions and/or accept your essay for publication, we will ask you to eliminate footnotes and use a "works cited" format. However, this is not necessary for our initial review of the essay.
All essays submitted must be in English for review. Quotations in languages other than English must be accompanied by translations.
On a separate sheet at the front of the essay, place the title of the essay and your name, address, and telephone number. Include any other information about how we can contact you, such as your e-mail address or fax. Be sure the essay title also appears at the top of page one of your essay.
You are welcome to write a letter to the editor about yourself, your background or the essay itself.
Send THREE hard copies to:
Prof. Ann Kibbey, Editor
Please note: This is a NEW ADDRESS! Hygiene is the name of a small town outside Boulder with its own post office. (It was originally a health spa, hence its peculiar name.) The postmaster is excellent and she has handled our outgoing mail for many years. This new address for incoming mail gives us many new electronic services. We can now track incoming mail and automatically receive packages that require a signature. It's also much faster because our incoming mail bypasses the overworked systems of the Boulder post office and the University of Colorado. If you recently sent a submission to the old University of Colorado address, it will be forwarded to us.
HOW WE REVIEW SUBMISSIONS
We will acknowledge receipt of your essay. All essays submitted will be read. If we do not send your essay out to reviewers, we will return the copies to you immediately if you enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Essays considered for publication are sent to board members for comment and a decision is made after the comments are received. Your name is not included on the manuscript in this process. The whole review process usually takes about three months.
We may ask for revisions based on the board's comments. If we do, we will give you a final decision on the revised essay as soon as you return it to us.
THE PUBLICATION PROCESS (IT'S EASY)
If your manuscript is accepted for publication, we will do all the coding that is needed to publish your essay on the web. You supply us with a disk version of your essay in whatever software you choose, and we do the rest.
Genders is a peer-reviewed academic journal.
The journal is read internationally in: Arab Emirates, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Great Britain, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and United States of America.
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