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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The contribution has not previously been published, nor submitted to another journal (otherwise, an explanation in ‘comments’ is required).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect format.
  • Wherever possible, URLs for references are given.
  • The text complies with the stylistic and bibliographical requirements set by the authors’ guidelines, which can be found at the journal information page.
  • If you are submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, please follow the instructions given in The peer-review process.

Author Guidelines

We will accept unpublished papers with Windows compatible file extensions (.doc or .rtf).

Editorial rules for the three sections of AG ("Articles", "Work in Progress" and "Reviews") are available for download here: Contributions general features. The bibliographic and formatting standards are available for download here: Authors' Guidelines.


AG About Gender uses the anti-plagiarism online checker Magister by  to verify the eligibility of the articles proposed by the authors.

Thematic Articles

The thematic articles answer an open call from the editors, so in order to submit a contribution in this area it is necessary to follow all guidelines given in the call itself. The editorial board can decide whether a contribution should be moved to the 'Open Section' area.

AG About Gender considers submissions of call for papers proposals to be published in the thematic section concerning crucial topics in the field of gender studies.

Submitting editors are required to send to the Editorial Board’s e-mail ( a full version of the proposed call for papers (max 5 pages, following the editorial guidelines of the Journal) and related abstract (max 1 page).

The submitted call for papers should include a consistent and updated theoretical framework within the contemporary debate. Additionally, it should suggest potential contextualization and research perspectives related to the general thematic framework of the proposed monographic issue.

The group of editors is required to include scholars belonging to Universities and/or Research Centres based in at least two different countries.

Once accepted by the Editorial Board, the call for papers has to be drawn up in Italian and either English or Spanish. The Editorial Board’s feedback will be provided approximately within 6 weeks. The scheduling of the accepted calls may vary depending on the Editorial Board’s planning. However, once a call for papers is circulated, the related issue is published after 12 months.


The Annex section is devoted to translations of already published articles from other journals, excerpts from books and essays, conference proceedings, bibliographic reviews, interviews and other non-peer-reviewed materials.

Open Section

Every issue includes an Open Section, which accommodates any contributions freely sent to the editors outside the thematic calls. All such articles will undergo a blind peer review process.

Round Table

The Round Table is a chaired forum about themes that relate to the central topics of the monographic issues or to relevant current questions.  Its purpose is to get different points of view to engage in a dialogue, comparing a variety of disciplinary perspectives.


Portraits is a space devoted to the depiction of characters to be remembered, celebrated and appreciated because of their contribution to gender-related issues, people whose value and work in this field have not always been recognized. 


This section sets itself the goal of linking the scientific debate with the public debate “about gender” on themes that – at least in that period – touched, concerned and involved civil society. The Incursions intend to enter these questions and offer food for thought on the state of the debate, contributions and reasoning.


This journal welcomes reviews of scientific books in the interdisciplinary field of gender studies.


  1. If you want to submit a review or if you want to submit your book for review, please first send an email to the section’s coordinators:
  2. Reviews have to be from 850 up to 1000 word long. Critical reviews can be up to 2000 words
  3. The following information has to be included in the review: author(s) or editor(s) name(s), title, publisher, year of publication and number of pages. At the end, please include your name and academic affiliation.
  4. While respecting each one writing style, we recommend paying attention to the following items: identify the audience the book targeting (academic research, students, public opinion, etcetera), present and discuss the main arguments of the book paying attention both to the elements of strength and innovation, and to potential lacks or problems.    

Work in Progress

The section ‘Work in Progress’ is devoted to the abstracts of gender-oriented BA Honours, Master’s or PhD dissertation/ theses, independently of their specific topics.
Its main objective is to give visibility to those students who have developed their degree theses and research projects adopting theoretical perspectives and approaches connected with the construction of social gender.
The editorial board will only take into consideration those contributions relative to degree or doctoral theses which were discussed from 2007-8 onwards, including extracts of PhD projects which are still in progress.

The board will evaluate all proposals that they receive, letting the authors know about the result of their evaluation.


Transforma(c)tions is a section dedicated to the voices of movements, activism, critical expression, and participation; a space for the visibility and the voice of people who, from the margins and from non-compliant positions, tell of experiences, and practices of resistance. Gender studies owe a lot to the reflections developed within the movements, which over time have informed, allowed, supported, and problematized the production of knowledge within the academic and institutional circuits. It was our desire to make this debt explicit; it was our desire to create a space that promoted and nurtured communication, mutual influence, and contamination between worlds and knowledge which, despite their differences, appear to be crossed and connected.

A value, that of the voice of movements and activism, which is also expressed in the peculiarity of styles, codes and languages used, more or less distant from those adopted by scientific journals and which we hope will find space in this section.

Therefore, we hope that this will be a section "inhabited" by different stories, paths and narratives, both in form and content

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