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Gender & Society

2018 Impact Factor: 3.058
2018 Ranking: 12/148 in Sociology | 2/44 in Women's Studies
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)
Official Publication of Sociologists for Women in Society

Barbara Risman University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

eISSN: 15523977 | ISSN: 08912432 | Current volume: 33 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Bi-monthly

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Articles appearing in Gender & Society analyze gender and gendered processes in interactions, organizations, societies, and global and transnational spaces. The journal primarily publishes empirical articles, which are both theoretically engaged and methodologically rigorous, including qualitative, quantitative, and comparative-historical methodologies.

Some of the relevant, timely, and important topics covered in recent issues include:
• Activism and Social Movements
• Class Inequality
• Division of Household Labor
• Feminist Identity
• Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
• Gender and Migration
• Gender and Work
• Gendered Bodies
• Health and Carework
• Heteronormativity
• Intimate Partner Violence
• Masculinities
• Media Representations
• Parenting
• Politics and Gender
• Race, Gender, and Class Discrimination
• Reproductive Technology
• Religion and Gender
• Sexual Harassment
• Sexualities
• Welfare Reform

Gender & Society not only publishes the best of every perspective but seeks to advance a distinctly social perspective with which to analyze gender.

Gender & Society promotes feminist scholarship and the social scientific study of gender. Gender & Society publishes theoretically engaged and methodologically rigorous articles that make original contributions to gender theory. The journal takes a multidisciplinary, intersectional, and global approach to gender analyses.

Barbara Risman University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Deputy Editors
Irma Mooi-Reci University of Melbourne, Australia
Mignon Moore Barnard College, USA
Kristen Myers Northern Illinois University, USA
Smitha Radhakrishnan Wellesley College, USA
Sheryl Skaggs University of Texas-Dallas, USA
Ann Travers Simon Fraser University, Canada
Managing Editors
Seth Behrend University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
June Macon University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Mary Ann Vega University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Book Review Editor
Catherine R. Solomon Quinnipiac University, USA
Design Consultant
Eiko Strader University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Editorial Board
Miriam Abelson Portland State University, USA
Tracey Adams University of Western Ontario, Canada
Sarah Ashwin London School of Economics, England
Pallavi Banerjee University of Calgary, Canada
Ann Bell University of Delaware, USA
Trygve Beyer Broch Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway
Kelsy Burke University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Kate Cairns Rutgers University, USA
Jennifer Carlson University of Arizona, USA
Cheryl Cooky Purdue University-Main Campus
Jocelyn Crowley Rutgers, USA
Emmanuel David University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Vivienne Elizabeth University of Auckland, New Zealand
Julie Fennell Gallaudet University, USA
Simone Ispa-Landa Northwestern University, USA
Miho Iwata Towson University, USA
Wendi Johnson Oakland University, USA
Josée Johnston Univeristy of Toronto, Canada
Emily Kazyak University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Ellen Lamont Appalachian State University, USA
Alexander Lu Francis Marion University, USA
Norah MacKendrick Rutgers, USA
Namita Manohar City University of New York, USA
Tey Meadow Columbia University, USA
Krista Lynn Minnotte University of North Dakota, USA
Ed Morris University of Kentucky, USA
Yinni Peng Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Carla Pfeffer University of South Carolina, USA
Jennifer Randles California State University Fresno, USA
Laura Rhoton Elizabethtown College, USA
Patricia Richards University of Georgia, USA
Laura Sanchez Bowling Green State University, USA
Christie Sennott Purdue University, USA
stef shuster Michigan State University, USA
Kevin Stainback Purdue University, USA
Jason Sumerau University of Tampa, USA
Nancy Taber Brock University, Canada
Margarita Torre Fernandez University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Mara Yerkes Utrecht University, Netherlands
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  • Online Process

    Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Submitting authors are required to set up an online account on the SageTrack system powered by ScholarOne. Manuscripts that are accepted for review will be sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation. Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission is the responsibility of the author. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the Editor. The online process permits submission of a separate title page, a main manuscript document, and supplementary files. Prior to submission, we recommend consulting the Gender & Society Guide to First Submissions, available here as well as previous issues of the journal to get a sense of the kind of papers we publish.


    Papers should be approximately 8,500 words, including tables, notes, and references. All manuscripts must include an abstract of 150-200 words. Authors should consult the Chicago Manual of Style, Style B, for citations and references, or refer to the Gender & Society style manual, available here. Authors should not number the pages; the online system will number the pages.

    Blind Review Process

    The review process for manuscripts submitted to Gender & Society is anonymous; please remove all material from the manuscript that identifies you. Your submission should be blinded, meaning there is no clear way for reviewers to identify you as the author. All references to your own work should be cited in the third person. Please do not make references to your own work unless they are absolutely necessary; for example, if the reviewer would be able to identify you if a citation was omitted. A reference to any previous work should read: “As Collins (2014) has found…” and NOT like: “As I previously demonstrated… (Collins 2014).” Only include acknowledgements on a separate title page, not on the manuscript document.

    For additional information, contact the Gender & Society office at

    Book Reviews

    Books for review should be sent to Catherine Richards Solomon, Gender & Society Book Review Editor, Quinnipiac University, 275 Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518; Please note that the journal does not review textbooks, films/DVDs, or books that do not incorporate gender as a central category of analysis. The journal receives far more books than can be reviewed. The journal also does not accept or consider unsolicited book reviews, but instead invites appropriate scholars to review books germane to the scope and mission of Gender & Society.


    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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