Policy Press


Feb 20, 2024

New journal coming soon: Gender and Justice

Bristol University Press is pleased to announce an exciting new journal launching in 2025: Gender and Justice.

Gender and Justice is an international and transdisciplinary journal dedicated to advancing critical feminist scholarship on justice in the social sciences, and from different methodological perspectives.

The journal aims to showcase innovative contributions that are theoretically-driven and/or empirically-grounded approaches to various forms of gender inequality, injustice and exclusion which influence and shape individuals' lives across diverse and global contexts. The editors’ conception of justice is comprehensive. It encompasses economic, social, criminal, distributive, environmental, cultural and political dimensions.  

Gender and Justice seeks articles that treat gender, sexuality and justice as entwined rather than discrete processes in social relations. The journal is committed to pushing the boundaries of knowledge in these domains, disseminating cutting-edge research that not only addresses existing issues but also raises fresh inquiries, and advocates for ground-breaking approaches to both the theory and practice of social scientific research. In particular, the journal will welcome articles that introduce and advance new conceptual and creative methodological approaches to research and practice relative to gender justice and which can advance knowledge and inform activism.

The Gender and Justice editorial team looks towards a more hopeful future. We are focused on generating critical debates to consider what a feminist conception of justice can mean in terms of society, and in terms of developing and enriching critical feminist/gender/queer and social theory.

Gender and Justice champions world-leading research from authors in–but not limited to–the following disciplines:

  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Socio-legal studies
  • Gender studies
  • Queer studies
  • Economics
  • Human geography
  • Ethnography 
  • Anthropology

In addition, the editors support research that incorporates aspects of the humanities and the arts into research and practice.

Gender and Justice is published by Bristol University Press and in affiliation with the international Law, Gender and Sexuality (LEX) Research Network.

Editorial team

The editorial team is led by Dr Sharron FitzGerald (Cresppa-GTM, Paris, France), Professor Anna Carline (University of Liverpool, UK) and Professor Lesley McMillan, (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK). They are joined by Consulting Editor Professor Professor Maggie O'Neill (University College Cork, Ireland) a team of Associate Editors and an International Editorial Board representing a wide range of expertise. Details of the full editorial board will be announced soon.

Call for papers  

Be among the first to publish in Gender and Justice. The journal will launch in Spring 2025.
If you have an idea for an article please contact the Editors for information on how to submit: genderandjustice-editorial@bristol.ac.uk.

Stay in touch

If you want to stay up to date with the journal’s development, follow us on X (formerly Twitter) at @GendrJustJrnl and sign up for the Gender and Justice newsletter.

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity statement

Gender and Justice is committed to creating and sustaining a platform that supports, promotes and practises a non-discriminatory policy of diversity, equity and inclusion to facilitate the communication and dissemination of innovative social scientific scholarship and research findings for all researchers. The Editorial team promotes a culture of impartiality that treats all individuals with tolerance and respect. The Editorial Team pursues a leadership policy that promotes and maintains a safe environment for authors, reviewers, the Editorial Management Board and the Advisory Board. The editors recognise that several dimensions of diversity exist such as in gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, geographical location, religious beliefs and socio-economic levels to name but a few. Our commitment to maintaining a culture of respect, tolerance and inclusivity is pivotal to strengthening the Editorial Teams’ vision of our journal. We will apply these principles to all our editorial activities with impartiality (i.e., relative to content, manuscript processing, internal reviewing, external reviewing and manuscript decision).

See Bristol University Press’ full EDI statement for journals to learn more.