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About the journal

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 endorsed by the Gender and Politics Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).

EJPG is firmly embedded in global politics and gender scholarship, its scope is not limited to Europe. It 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.

For questions and pre-submission enquiries, please contact the editorial team at: editors@ejpg-journal.com

What people are saying about the European Journal of Politics and Gender

“Gender is everywhere in politics, but gender analysis is not. This much needed international journal is led by an outstanding group of gender scholars with a range of political specialties and perspectives. This new journal will soon be a must read!”
Myra Marx Ferree, Alice H. Cook Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"This new journal will be a welcome addition to the burgeoning scholarly literature on gender and politics. The co-editors and editorial advisory board are truly international, representing the best of contemporary gender scholarship across a range of political science subfields, including the study of sexuality."
Miriam Smith, Professor, Department of Social Science, York University, Canada