For over 30 years the journal feministische studien has been one of the leading inter- and transdisciplinary forums for Women- and Gender Studies in the German-speaking countries.
The fs address social changes critically, engage in scholarly and public debates and provide impetus for current controversies.
One aim is to promote new views but also to give rise for changes in practice: issues with a special focus – e.g.
„Ökonomie jenseits des Wachstums - feministische Perspektiven auf die (Post)Wachstumsgesellschaft" [Economy beyond Growth – Feminist Perspectives on the (Post-)Growth Society] (Issue 2/2017) – take up currently relevant topics and social questions or respond to new forms of thinking and new practices, e.g. under the title "Mehr feministische und kritische Theorie" [More Feminist and Critical Theory] (Issue 1/2018).
The printed version of feministische studien is published twice a year, in May and November. Our comprehensive index allows you to find specific articles with the help of a list of keywords and authors’ names.
The fs have always regarded themselves as a place for critical reflection of feminist movements and articulations: Our blog (blog.feministische-studien.de), introduced in November 2014, intends to complement the journal with up-to-date contributions to current issues, to encourage the dialog between different feminist generations and to invite to enter into conversations with our authors and us.
We wish you intellectual and political stimulation reading our journal or the blog and are looking forward to your response.
The editors request submission of articles, contributions to discussions, information, book reviews and documents for possible publication in the journal.
Each issue has a special theme which is announced in the preceding issue. Please consult our homepage under News/Calls for Paper to learn which thematic focus areas are planned. In each issue there is also a discussion forum where debates of current interest are introduced or continued. The section "Außer der Reihe" (Miscellaneous) provides a space for topics that are "out of the ordinary".
Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:
Editorial work on submissions to Feministische Studien is based on a blind peer-review procedure. Submitted manuscripts are rendered anonymous and sent to two accredited reviewers for a first appraisal. If the initial reviews are positive, then all members of the editorial board read and assess the manuscript. This interdisciplinary approach shapes the profile of the individual issues and ensures the consistently high scholarly quality of each contribution.
The Advisory Board of the periodical was set up in 1987, and has now scholars from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The board members are primarily from the social sciences and humanities, as well as the natural sciences. They evaluate manuscripts submitted for review, plan the individual issues, provide ideas and also constitute an additional body to ensure the consistent quality of the contributions.
Current Members of the Advisory Board
Eva Blome (Greifswald), May B. Broda (Basel), Rita Casale (Wuppertal), Christel Eckart (Frankfurt a. M.), Anne Fleig (Berlin), Edgar Forster (Fribourg), Claudia Gather (Berlin), Ute Gerhard (Bremen), Kirsten Heinsohn (Hamburg), Claudia Honegger (Bern), Juliane Jacobi (Berlin), Mechtild M. Jansen (Frankfurt a. M.), Gabriele Kämper (Berlin), Helga Kelle (Bielefeld), Ina Kerner (Berlin), Cornelia Klinger (Hamburg), Gudrun-Axeli Knapp (Schleswig), Hilge Landweer (Berlin), Helma Lutz (Frankfurt a.M.), Mechthild Rumpf (Hannover), Carola Sachse (Wien), Elvira Scheich (Berlin), Heide Schlüpmann (Frankfurt/M.), Pia Schmid (Halle), Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Berlin), Eva Senghaas-Knobloch (Bremen), Anna Maria Stuby (Bremen), Mechthild Veil (Frankfurt a.M.), Ulla Wischermann (Frankfurt a.M.)