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Journal overview

The Australian Feminist Law Journal publishes scholarship on feminist approaches to law and justice, broadly conceived.

Founded in 1993, the Australian Feminist Law Journal has been an important intellectual home for feminist legal scholarship from Australia, the Asia Pacific, and beyond. The Journal welcomes high-quality submissions informed by diverse critical and feminist legal traditions, including (but not limited to): cultural and literary, Indigenous, post/de-colonial, critical race, Marxist, queer, psychoanalytic, political economy, post-structuralist, and socio-legal approaches.

The Journal encourages submissions that: centre the voices and experiences of women (including trans women and gender diverse and non-binary people); offer broad feminist and/or gender-based analyses of laws, legal institutions, and socio-legal issues; and embrace a materially and structurally grounded intersectional analytical sensibility.

Submissions are expected to bring a sophisticated engagement with, and contribution to, feminist theoretical debates and analyses and should not be purely descriptive, doctrinal, or policy-directed. Submissions must be academically rigorous and include a strong theoretical engagement and contribution in order to be considered.

The Journal welcomes submissions from both leading and emerging feminist scholars and strongly encourages contributions from scholars who are Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse, people of colour, faith-based, differently-abled, LGBTIQA+ and/or from the Global South.

The Journal is committed to supporting creative and pioneering methodologies that broaden the scope of inquiry at the crossroads of law, difference, and diversity, in order to re-imagine the possibilities for law and justice in our communities and across jurisdictions. Reflecting the rich multi- and trans-disciplinary nature of feminist praxis, we welcome scholarship from other disciplinary traditions and interdisciplinary legal approaches where there is a substantial feminist engagement with issues of law and justice.

The Journal has a strong tradition of publishing Special Issues on highly topical, agenda-setting feminist issues and aims to publish one Special Issue per year. Prospective guest editors of Special Issues should contact the Editorial Board with an expression of interest.

The Editorial Board of the Australian Feminist Law Journal acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we live, work, and write. We recognise and pay our respects to Elders past and present. Sovereignty was never ceded. The aims and scope of the  Australian Feminist Law Journal demonstrate commitment to acknowledging and understanding the historical and contemporary injustices experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to valuing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contributions to knowledge development, practice, policy, and education.

Peer review policy
All articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review based on initial editor screening and double-anonymised refereeing by at least two expert referees. Final publishing decisions rest with the Editorial Board. The AFLJ's peer review guidelines can be found here.

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