Journal of Gender and Power

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The Journal of Gender and Power is a scholarly, interdisciplinary journal, which features articles from all the fields of gender studies, while drawing on various paradigms and approaches. We invite scholars to submit articles and reviews reporting on theoretical considerations and empirical research.

The Journal of Gender and Power is interdisciplinary in nature, and its main objective is to create a platform for debate focused on the question of how cultural gender is built and rebuilt in contemporary societies. Without doubt, the dynamics of changing sexual identities of femininity and masculinity in contemporary societies deserves detailed academic discussion (also through comparison with historical contexts). Some decades ago, it would have seemed easy to answer the question on what it means to be a woman and what it means to be a man. Currently, there are many ways of carrying out femininity and masculinity or carrying out cultural gender. This is accompanied by increasing theoretical pluralism as far as approaches to femininity and masculinity go, and an increasing confrontation of various ideological approaches.

The foundation of the Journal of Gender and Power does not originate from any presumptions, although the category of equality certainly is its elementary message. On the other hand, the category of power present in its title may have several connotations. One can refer to its post-structural interpretation where power constitutes truth and is part of a fight on the meanings ascribed to social life, and femininity and masculinity. However, power can also refer to opportunities as far as carrying out one’s own subjectivity in building one’s own femininity or masculinity. In turn, in analyses on power it is also possible to make attempts at understanding how it is used by dominating groups to build social inequalities, including gender inequalities.

The Journal of Gender and Power is a forum for interdiscourse and interparadigmatic dialogue among representatives of various options, in the theoretical, ideological and methodological contexts. Each issue includes texts on culture studies and sociology that go beyond the issue of gender in the strict sense of the word, thereby providing a detailed background for understanding gender processes.

Instructions for Authors

Articles and reviews should be submitted by e-mail at jgp@amu.edu.pl (please do not send the files in the .pdf format). The submission should contain the author’s (authors’) full name(s), affiliation(s), postal and e-mail addresses on the cover page, and be compiled in the following order: title page, abstract (max 500 characters including spaces), key-words, main text, acknowledgments (if applicable), appendix (if applicable), and references. The alphabetically-ordered list of references should be supplied at the end of the manuscript. Obtaining permission for any quoted and reprinted materials remains the responsibility of the author(s).

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed. Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Reporting of research involving humans

Appropriate approval, licensing or registration should be obtained before the research begins and details should be provided in the report. If requested by editors, authors should supply evidence that reported research received the appropriate approval and was carried out ethically (e.g. copies of approvals, licences, participant consent forms). Researchers should not generally publish or share identifiable individual data collected in the course of research without specific consent from the individual (or their representative). The appropriate statistical analyses should be determined at the start of the study and a data analysis plan for the prespecified outcomes should be prepared and followed. Researchers should publish all meaningful research results that might contribute to understanding. Authors should supply research protocols to journal editors if requested (e.g. for clinical trials) so that reviewers and editors can compare the research report to the protocol to check that it was carried out as planned and that no relevant details have been omitted. Researchers should follow relevant requirements for clinical trial registration and should include the trial registration number in all publications arising from the trial.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Editor-in-Chief
Agnieszka Gromkowska-Melosik (Professor), Adam Mickiewicz University – Faculty of Ecudational Studies, Poland

Managing Editor
Michal Klichowski, Adam Mickiewicz University – Faculty of Ecudational Studies, Poland

Editorial Advisory Board
Emilia Grzesiak, Adam Mickiewicz University – Faculty of Ecudational Studies, Poland
Jakub Adamczewski, Adam Mickiewicz University – Faculty of Ecudational Studies, Poland

Editors
Cecilia Asberg
Linkoping University, Sweden

R.I.P. Zygmunt Bauman (1925-2017)
University of Leeds, England  

Francesca Bettio
University of Siena, Italy

Mary Blair-Loy
University of California, USA

Doris Chang
Wichita State University, USA

Miranda Christou
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Lorraine Dowler
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Catherine Driscoll
University of Sydney, Australia

Virginia Ferreira
University of Coimbra, Portugal

Eva Fodor
Central European University, Hungary

Eleanor Gordon
University of Glasgow, Scotland

Lawrence Grossberg
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Anita Harris
Monash University, Australia

Michal Klichowski
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Beata Kowalska
Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland

Michael A. Messner
University of Southern California, USA

Joanna Pawelczyk
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Adriana Piscitelli
State University of Campinas, Brazil

Lydia Potts
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

Renata Siemieñska
University of Warsaw, Poland

Krystyna Slany
Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland

Vappu Sunnari
University of Oulu, Finland

Boguslaw Sliwerski
The Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education & University of Lodz, Poland

Sarah Thebaud
University of California, USA

Iris van der Tuin
Utrecht University, Netherlands

Valentina I. Uspenskaya
Tver State University, Russia

Denise Walsh
University of Virginia, USA

Eva Zamojska
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Language Editors
Lukasz Pakula
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Publisher
De Gruyter Poland
Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

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