Feminist Studies

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For feminist studies as an academic field (not the journal), see women's studies.
Not to be confused with Feministische Studien.
Feminist Studies  
Discipline Women's studies
Language English
Edited by Ashwini Tambe
Publication details
Feminist Studies, Inc. (United States)
Publication history
Frequency Triannually
ISSN 0046-3663 (print)
2153-3873 (web)
LCCN sc76000192
OCLC no. 476420375
JSTOR 00463663

Feminist Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering women's studies that was established in 1972. It is an independent nonprofit publication housed at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. Besides scholarly articles, the journal also publishes creative writing (poetry, fiction, and memoirs), art work and art essays, book reviews, political and social commentaries, interviews, and activist reports.

Occasionally, special issues are published on topics such as Chicana Studies; Women and Prison; Women's Work, Social Class, and Socialism; Sexuality, Sexual Violence, and Sexual Identities; Culture and History in the New South Africa; the Body and Healthcare; Rethinking the Global; and Conjugality and Sexual Economies in India.


The journal was established in 1972 in New York City by feminist academics and activists who were committed to creating a scholarly journal with high standards and community relevance. This feminist network believed that the women’s movement needed an analytic forum to engage the issues raised by the movement and to bring together the contributions of feminist activists and scholars. Claire Moses was the journal’s editorial director for over three decades, running it alongside a collective of scholars in multiple disciplines and locations.[1] The journal continues to be edited by a collective, with Ashwini Tambe now at its helm.[2]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 0.288, ranking it 31st out of 41 journals in the category "Women's Studies".[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dr. Claire Moses.
  2. ^ Dr. Ashwini Tambe.
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Women's Studies". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 

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