European Journal of Politics and Gender

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  • Editors

    Petra Ahrens, University of Antwerp, Belgium
    Karen Celis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Sarah Childs, University of Bristol, UK
    Isabelle Engeli, University of Bath, UK
    Elizabeth Evans, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
    Liza Mügge, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Frequency

    Three issues per annum: July (double issue) and November

  • ISSN

    2515-1088 (print)
    2515-1096 (online)

The European Journal of Politics and Gender (EJPG) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes international, cutting-edge research in the broad field of politics and gender. EJPG is the flagship journal of the European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG).

EJPG is firmly embedded in global politics and gender scholarship, its scope is not limited to Europe. EJPG aims to advance gender and politics research in all its diversity. To this end it publishes Research Articles in the wide field of gender and politics, including a variety of geographical and thematic foci, methods and epistemological traditions. Contributions may rely on single-country case studies as much as cross-national comparative work or theoretical debates. The core criterion for publication is innovation and rigorous argumentation. Articles must have a clear ‘take home message.’

EJPG understands gender as a political phenomenon that shapes power relations. Gender is contextual and is influenced by the intersection of multiple social categories and identities. The processes produce patterns of political inclusion and exclusion that are sometimes immediately visible, but often also hidden. EJPG therefore studies formal and informal components of politics in local, national, transnational and global realms. Subfields encompass, but are not limited to: social movements; representation; political participation; governance; public policy; the European Union; political economy; conflict and development; citizenship; LGBTQI politics; sexuality; and international relations.

EJPG solicits State of the Art pieces, which provide timely analyses of developments in the many subfields of politics and gender. These contributions focus on salient and contemporary themes. What are new research puzzles and dilemmas? Finally, EJPG includes a Gender Updates section, in which short descriptive pieces present data or analyses related to elections, policy changes, and public debates on gender-related issues across Europe. This section is a valuable resource for scholars, students, activists, and practitioners who may use this data for research and interventions in policy- and public debate.

European Journal of Politics and Gender
CALL FOR RESEARCH ARTICLES

Be amongst the first to publish in EJPG and submit your manuscript from July 2017!

EJPG is the flagship journal of the European Conference on Politics and Gender. It is a peer-reviewed, subscription-based, and cutting-edge journal, published by Bristol University Press. See the EJPG Aims & Scope and Editorial Board.

EJPG welcomes submissions for Research Articles (up to 8000 words in length) in all subfields of gender and politics. EJPG is an inclusive journal that does not prioritize a single approach to the study of politics and gender. It defines Politics and Gender as a broad sub-discipline. It values diverse thematic foci, is global in its geographic coverage, and respects methodological and epistemological pluralism. Theoretical pieces and empirical analyses are equally welcomed. Empirical contributions may be single-country case studies or cross-national comparative work, large or small, and employing a range of methodological approaches and research designs.

The core criteria for acceptance for publication in EJPG are innovation and academic rigour. Eligible articles should have something new to say, even when they address ‘traditional’ questions. Contributions should have a clear ‘take home message’, for example, extending the research agenda through identifying new research questions; adding nuance to extant understandings of, or approaches to, particular topics, issues, or problems; and by developing conceptual frameworks, or bringing new empirical insights that advance analysis in new theoretical or empirical directions.

The first two issues will be published together in July 2018; the first non-commissioned pieces will be published from 2019. EJPG will be available in hard-copy, as well as online. We will seek ranking in the Political Science, International Relations, and Women’s Studies categories of SSCI at the earliest opportunity.

The journal will be open to submissions from late July 2017. For questions and pre-submission enquiries, please contact the editorial team at: ejpgeditors@gmail.com.
European Journal of Politics & Gender
SPECIAL ISSUE COMPETITION

EJPG welcomes proposals for special issues by 15 January 2018. The EJPG will select two proposals, one for publication 2019 and one for publication in 2020. Interested parties will be requested to send a proposal of no more than 5 pages.

Proposals should include:
  • A title, clearly reflecting the content of the proposed special issue;
  • A rationale: justification of the topic, description of the theme, coherence and overall contribution;
  • Elaboration of how the issue fits within EJPG (see our aims and scope);
  • A provisional table of contents;
  • A detailed timetable for the review process;
  • Abstracts of a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 10 papers (500 words max) including a clear question, approach/methods and the main take home message/finding/key contribution;
  • Bio notes (200 words max) of all authors;
  • Bio notes (250 words max) of the guest editors – including past editorial experience.


This is a competitive process and only one special issue will be selected per year.

Selected guest editors will communicate with the authors and the EJPG editors. Guest editors will be expected to ensure the quality of the papers and the overall coherence of the issue. Additionally, guest editors will ensure that all authors respect the timeline for submission and revisions as agreed with the EJPG editors.

The review process will be handled by the EJPG editors to ensure a rigorous double-blind referee process. Papers that do not meet the quality standards of the journal will not be published. It is therefore advisable to include at the very least one surplus paper. If not enough papers pass the review stage, EJPG editors reserve the right to cancel the special issue and offer the possibility of publishing the accepted papers as a themed section or as individual research articles instead.

The editorial team will decide by mid-February 2018 which, if any, of the proposals should be accepted. Proposals and any questions should be sent to ejpgeditors@gmail.com.
Europe is Burning!
Crises in Contemporary Politics: Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality

EJPG Volume 1 Issue 3

Europe is burning: drowned bodies of those seeking access to Europe float in the Mediterranean; the literal policing of women’s clothing by machine-gun toting officers on the beach; the exploitation of the poor and undocumented, including those who have been trafficked for the sex industries. Other crises are not so apparent: formal political institutions, some more inclusive than previously, but with laws and policies that limit human rights and disadvantage the social, sexual, cultural or economic situations of citizens. Much of this is incremental and does not always register.

This issue of the European Journal of Politics and Gender (EJPG) poses a provocative challenge. Contemporary politics, in Europe as elsewhere, can only be but affected by intersectional identities: neo-liberalism and its austerity politics have uneven effects on different groups; populism speaks a language of division – deploying gender, ethnic, religious and sexual identity for its own ends; and gendered and sexual violence – individual, collective, and symbolic, and economic, political, and cultural - is seemingly endemic.

In the face of an apparent loss of confidence in what electoral politics has and can achieve, researchers must call out more loudly than ever the failure of traditional scholarship to address gender, sexuality and intersectionality in their research. Scholarship sensitive to these approaches must moreover be central to debates about the future of European politics. Who or what is Europe? Who can access and make claims on Europe, and who cannot? What might – should - the Europe of tomorrow look like? What rights should be sought, and why?

In positing these questions, the editors of the EJPG seek papers from across the sub-disciplines, theoretical and empirical, examining particular ‘real world’ events and problematics, as well as conceptual or more abstract pieces that nonetheless speak to such events, developments, and future possibilities. What would politics have to ‘be like’ and ‘do’ to overcome the crises of contemporary European politics (however these may be defined)? And how might contemporary concerns within the sub-disciplines - not least issues of identity, mobilization, voice and accountability, or political participation, to name a few - speak to these crises in order to secure a re-gendering of politics, and one fundamentally informed by a commitment to the intersections of contemporary identities?

The call for papers for ‘Europe is Burning! Crises in Contemporary Politics: Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality’ is now open. The timeline for production of this Issue of EJPG is quite compact: please bear this in mind when submitting your abstracts (300 words) to ejpgeditors@gmail.com. Abstracts are due September 15th 2017, with articles to be submitted for review by January 19th 2018.

The final articles will be published in the third issue of EJPG’s first volume, to be published in 2018. Papers are 8,000 words (including references). Please read our Instructions for authors. Any other queries please contact the editors at ejpgeditors@gmail.com.

Co-Editors

Petra Ahrens, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Karen Celis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Sarah Childs, University of Bristol, UK
Isabelle Engeli, University of Bath, UK
Elizabeth Evans, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
Liza Mügge, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Editorial Advisory Board

Gabriele Abels, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Gill Allwood, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Gülbanu Altunok, Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey
Phillip Ayoub, Drexel University, USA
Karen Beckwith, Case Western Reserve University , USA
María Bustelo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Gülay Çağlar, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Marina Calloni, University of Milan, Italy
Louise Chappell, UNSW, Sidney, Australia
Jennifer Curtin, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Louise Davidson-Schmich, University of Miami, USA
Suzanne Dovi, University of Arizona, USA
Thorgerdur Einarsdóttir, University of Iceland , Iceland
Akwugo Emejulu, University of Warwick, UK
Şenay Eray, Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi, Turkey
Irma Erlingsdóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland
Lenita Freidenvall, Stockholms Universitet, Sweden
Yvonne Galligan, Queen's University Belfast, Ireland
Elisabeth Gidengil, McGill University, Canada
Toni Haastrup, University of Kent, UK
Heather Hartung-MacRae, York University, UK
Shireen Hassim, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa
Melissa Haussman, Carleton University, Canada
Anna Maria Holli, University of Helsinki, Finland
Melanie Hughes, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Johanna Kantola, University of Helsinki, Finland
Kelly Kollman, University of Glasgow, UK
Andrea Krizsan, Central European University , Hungary
Roman Kuhar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sabine Lang, University of Washington, USA
Emanuela Lombardo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Joni Lovenduski, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Fiona Mackay, University of Edinburgh, UK
Amy Mazur, Washington State University, USA
Malliga Och, Idaho State University, USA
David Paternotte, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Jennifer Piscopo, Occidental College, USA
Elisabeth Prügl, Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland
Fatima Sadiqi, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
Birgit Sauer, University of Vienna , Austria
Réjane Sénac, French National Center of Scientific Research and the Centre for Political Research at Sciences Po, France
Birte Siim, Aalborg University, Denmark
Wendy Smooth, Ohio State University, USA
Melanee Thomas, University of Calgary, Canada
Aili Mari Tripp, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Tània Verge, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Mieke Verloo, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands
Khursheed Wadia, University of Warwick, UK
Sylvia Walby, Lancaster University, UK
Georgina Waylen, University of Manchester, UK
Laurel Weldon, Purdue University, USA
Christina Wolbrecht, University of Notre Dame, USA

 

What are we looking for?
How to submit
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What are we looking for?

  • Research Articles: EJPG values diverse thematic foci, is global in its geographic coverage, and respects methodological and epistemological pluralism. Theoretical pieces and empirical analyses are equally welcomed. Empirical contributions may be single-country case studies or cross-national comparative work, large or small, and employing a range of methodological approaches and research designs. The core criteria for acceptance for publication in EJPG are innovation and academic rigour. Eligible articles should have something new to say, even when they address ‘traditional’ questions. Contributions should have a clear ‘take home message’, for example, extending the research agenda through identifying new research questions; adding nuance to extant understandings of, or approaches to, particular topics, issues, or problems; and by developing conceptual frameworks, or bringing new empirical insights that advance analysis in new theoretical or empirical directions. Research articles must not exceed 8000 words in length, including any notes, references, tables, figures etc.

  • State of the Art: articles that provide a literature review on a subfield of politics and gender. Authors will identify new puzzles and dilemmas and propose new avenues for future research agendas. State of the Art articles will be solicited by the editorial team. If you would like to write an article for this section, please contact the editors for an informal discussion first (ejpgeditors@gmail.com). State of the Art articles must not exceed 8000 words in length, including any notes, references, tables, figures etc.

  • Gender Updates: short and informative pieces on gender-related politics and policy across European countries. Topics include, but are not limited to, analysis of election results, policy changes, new regulation, social mobilization. Contributions to the Gender Updates section must not exceed 2000 words in length.
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How to Submit

All submissions should be made online at the European Journal of Politics and Gender Editorial Manager website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/ejpg/default.aspx.

Editorial Manager

Manuscripts must be in Word or Rich Text Format (not pdf). New users should first create an account, specify their areas of interest and provide full contact details.

In the course of your online submission you will be asked to provide the text of a tweet (required) which can be used to promote your article (no more than 130 characters long), and a plain language summary of the paper (optional) which will be transmitted to Kudos on article acceptance. Kudos is an online platform dedicated to helping authors maximise the impact of their research. You can find out more about how it works in our blog post.

Anonymisation

Submissions must be completely anonymised and uploaded without preliminary details, such as title, author, affiliations, abstract or keywords in the text file. Author and study names should be removed in order to anonymise, as should any acknowledgements or conflicts of interest which would identify the authors. References to the authors’ own work should be anonymised as follows: ‘Author’s own (year of publication)’. Please note, submissions that in the opinion of the editors have not been sufficiently anonymised will be returned to the authors.

Once a submission has been conditionally accepted, the authors will be invited to submit a final, non-anonymised version. 

Checklist: what to include in your final non-anonymised manuscript:

  1. Title: short and concise running title and, if necessary, a (short) informative subtitle;
  2. Abstract: no longer than 100 words, outlining the central question, approach/method, findings and take home message;
  3. Six keywords;
  4. Main manuscript for Research Articles adn State of the Art Articles not exceeding 8000 words including notes, references, tables, figures etc.; manuscripts for the Gender Updates Section should not exceed 2000 words.
  5. Key messages: Each research article must include 3-4 ‘key messages’ summarising the main messages from the paper in up to four bullet points. The contribution made by the paper to the field should be clear from these key messages. Each bullet point must be less than 100 characters. These points may be used by the editorial board to promote your article on Twitter.
  6. Funding details: list any funding including the grant numbers you have received for the research covered in your article as follows: ‘This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx].’ 
  7. Conflict of interest statement: please declare any possible conflicts of interest, or state ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’ if there are none.
  8. Acknowledgements: acknowledge people who have provided you with any substantial assistance or advice with collecting the data, developing your ideas, editing or any other comments to develop your argument or text. 
  9. Bio note: supply a short biographical statement for each of the authors of maximum 50 words. 
  10. Figures and Tables: should be submitted as separate files. Figures should ideally be in an Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) file format. Please indicate where figures and tables should be placed in the text by inserting: ‘Figure/Table X here’ and provide numbers, titles and sources (where appropriate).
  11. Supplemental data: We recommend that any supplemental data is hosted in a data repository (such as figshare) for maximum exposure, and is cited as a reference in the article.
  12. Copyright Assignment agreement: please upload a scanned copy of the completed and signed Copyright Assignment agreement with your final non-anonymised manuscript. The Copyright Assignment agreement can be downloaded here.

All authors should comply with the Bristol University Press ethical guidelines.
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Editorial Review Process

All submissions are first desk-reviewed by the editorial board who will assess whether the manuscript fits the aims and scope of EJPG as well as the quality standards of the journal. Papers that are selected to be sent out for review will be evaluated through a double-blind peer review by at least two referees. EJPG aims to return the reviews along with an initial decision within two months of submission.

Please also see our Journals Editorial Policies.

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Copyright & Permissions

The European Journal of Politics and Gender is published by Bristol University Press in association with the European Conference on Politics and Gender. Articles are considered for publication on the understanding that on acceptance the entire copyright shall pass to the European Conference on Politics and Gender who exclusively licenses all publication rights to Bristol University Press.

Authors will be asked to sign a copyright agreement to this effect, which should be submitted online along with the final manuscript. All authors should agree to the copyright assignment. For jointly authored articles the corresponding author may sign on behalf of co-authors provided that s/he has obtained their consent for copyright assignment. The copyright assignment agreement can be downloaded here.

Where copyright is not owned by the author(s), the corresponding author is responsible for obtaining the consent of the copyright holder. This includes figures, tables, and excerpts. Evidence of this permission should be provided to Bristol University Press. General information on rights and permissions can be found here.

To request permission to reproduce any part of articles published in the European Journal of Politics and Gender please email Bristol University Press: pp-info@bristol.ac.uk.

For information on what is permissible use for different versions of your article please see our policy on self archiving and institutional repositories.

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Style

  • British English spelling and punctuation is preferred.
  • Non-discriminatory language is mandatory.
  • Explanatory notes should be kept to a minimum. If it is necessary to use them, they must be numbered consecutively in the text and listed at the end of the article. Please do not embed notes in the text.
  • Please do not embed bibliographic references in the text, footnotes, live links or macros; the final submitted file should be clear of track changes and ready for print.
  • Tables and charts should be separated from the text and submitted in a Word or Excel file, with their placement in the text clearly indicated by inserting: ‘Table X here’. Please provide numbers, titles and sources (where appropriate).
  • Figures, diagrams and maps should be separated from the text and, ideally, submitted in an Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) file. Figures created in Word or Excel are acceptable in those file formats. If the figures, diagrams and maps are in other formats (i.e. have been pasted into a Word file rather than created in it) please contact dave.j.worth@bristol.ac.uk for advice. Please indicate where figures should be placed in the text, by inserting: ‘Figure X here’ and provide numbers, titles and sources (where appropriate).
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References

Bristol University Press uses the Harvard system of referencing:

  • In-text citations: give the author’s surname followed by year of publication in brackets;
  • List all references in full at the end of the article and remove any references not cited in the text;
  • Book and journal titles should be in italics;
  • Website details should be placed at the end of the reference;
  • Spell out all acronyms in the first instance.

Example of book reference:
Aghtaie, N. and Gangoli, G. (2015) National and international perspectives to gender based violence, Abingdon: Routledge.

Example of journal reference
Williamson, E. and Abrahams, HA. (2014) ‘A review of the provision of intervention programmes for female victims and survivors of domestic abuse in the UK’, Journal of Women and Social Work, vol 29, no 1, pp 178-191.

Example of chapter within edited / multi-authored publication
Hester, M. (2012) ‘Globalization, activism and local contexts: Development of policy on domestic violence in China and England’, in MT Segal, EN Chow and V Demos (eds) Social production and reproduction at the interface of public and private spheres, London: Emerald, pp 273-294.

Example of website reference
Womensaid (2016) What is domestic abuse, Available:. https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/what-is-domestic-abuse/ [24 Aug 2016].

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Contact Us

If you have queries regarding the submission process, please email the European Journal of Politics and Gender editors for assistance: ejpgeditors@gmail.com.

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