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Editorial board

The editorial board and advisory board of Women, Gender and Research are all recognized experts in the field of gender studies. The board members and members of the advisory are listed on the webpage. New editorial board members and advisory board members are continuously recruited.
Editorial team
Advisory board

The day-to-day handling of the editorial work is undertaken by the editorial team. Names of all editors, managing editor and editor-in-chief are provided on the website.
The editorial team meets regularly, at least 5 times a year.



Authors are responsible that their work is original, that it has not previously been published and is only submitted to Women, Gender and Research. Where material is taken from other sources (including their own published writing) the source must be clearly cited and appropriate permission must be obtained if necessary. Authors must also ensure that their work does not infringe on any rights of others, including privacy rights and intellectual property rights. The data used must be true and not manipulated and it must be the author’s own data or the author must have permission to use data reproduced in their paper.
Also, any real or apparent conflicting or competing interest must be clearly stated on submission of their paper (this would include funding assistance). Authors must contact the editor to identify and correct any material errors upon discovery, whether prior or subsequent to publication of their work, and the author must ensure that authorship of the paper is accurately represented, including ensuring that all individuals credited as authors participated in the actual authorship of the work and that all who participated are credited and have given consent for publication. Authors are obliged to participate in peer review processes. Women, Gender and Research does not charge for submission, review or publishing articles, and no royalties or fees are given to authors. 


Special issue editors and guest editors

Editors must maintain and promote consistent ethical policies for Women, Gender and Research, and oversee and act to enforce those policies as needed in a fair and consistent manner. Editors should evaluate manuscripts on the recommendations of the reviewers and on the basis of their academic soundness. Editors should ensure the confidentiality of the review process, and exercise the highest standards of personal integrity in their work as editor of Women, Gender and Research, recognising and planning for instance where they could have a competing interest or the appearance of a competing interest.


Peer reviewers

Articles published in Women, Gender and Research are submitted to a double-blind peer review procedure. Read more about or review process here.

Peer reviewers must conduct themselves fairly and impartially and treat all manuscripts as confidential documents. They must not use them for their own research or personal or professional advantage. Reviewers must immediately alert their journal editor of any real or potential competing interest that could affect the impartiality of their reviewing and decline to review where appropriate.

Peer reviewers are asked to judge the papers on grounds on originality and relevance, and in accordance with the journals aims and scope [] as well as academic soundness and validity.

The editors of each issue moderate and supervise the review process, and authors are able to follow each step of it. Papers may also be rejected directly by the editors if judged to be out of scope, sub-standard or does not adhere to the author guidelines.


Access, Copyright and Uses

Women, Gender and Research provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Women, Gender and Research does not take any charge for submission, review or publishing of articles. 

Authors hold Copyright of works published in Women, Gender and Research.

Articles published in Women, Gender and Research may be used (downloaded) and reused (distributed, copied, cited) for non-commercial purposes with reference to the authors and publication host. We encourage, but do not demand, that readers and authors share publications through the journal’s open access platform to increase the journal’s reach and visibility.


Publication ethics 

For all parties involved in the process of publishing (the author, the journal editor(s), peer reviewers and the publisher) it is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour. The ethics statements for Women, Gender and Research are based on Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).

In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism Women, Gender and Research will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum or, in the most severe cases, the complete retraction of the affected work.

The editorial board are responsible for handling all allegations and complaints broad to their attention, investigate and take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation. Complaints are assessed and handled at the regular board meeting or at special meetings if deemed necessary by the editor in chief.

Women, Gender and Research does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The editorial board and guest editors take responsibility for assessing the ethicality and integrity of papers published in the journal, in accordance with the guidelines defined by the Danish Ministry of Research.

Publishing schedule and Archiving

Women, Gender & Research publishes two issues per year online. Most publications are special issues with a call for papers. We also receive articles 'out of theme', i.e. that are not aimed at publication in a special issue. These articles are published whenever possible, either in a special issue that has room to spare or in an Open Issue, when we have received enough 'out of theme' articles to fill an issue.

The articles are stored via The National Danish Webarchive and backup services of The Royal Danish Library.


Ownership and funding

Women, Gender and Research Women is published with funding from The Independent Research Fund Denmark and is hosted by the Royal Danish Library. Day-to-day management is handled by the editorial team.

Independent research fund Denmark