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  • ISSN: 1696-8166
  • National book catalogue number: A-910-2003

Feminismo /s is a journal published twice yearly by University of Alicante Institute for Gender Studies Research (IUIEG), not only accessible by its researchers but by the whole academic community. With an interdisciplinary approach, its aim is to promote and channel the research in the field of gender and women’s studies, providing the readership with tools for the analysis and interpretation of gender relations in the social-cultural contemporary sphere without leaving aside the historical perspective.

From issue No. 30 corresponding to December 2017, Feminismo/s issues will include a monographic series -coordinated by a researcher, a miscellaneous section and a review section.

Since 2003, the journal is published every six months and subject to arbitration and anonymous external peer review. The journal is indexed in ISOC (Database of CSIC's Scientific Information Documentation Centre, REDIB (Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico), ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciencies), MLA (Modern Language Association) CIRC, MlAR, Latindex, Dialnet, Ulrich's web and Google Scholar.

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Feminismo/s journal was born in 2003 from the University of Alicante Women's Studies Centre with the desire to offer the academic community and civil society a space for expression and critical debate in the field of gender studies and feminist theory. The creation of the journal then responded at that time to the need of analysing which relations of power underlie gender discrimination and how they are configured and materialised in daily life from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Adding the gender perspective to daily experience meant widening the chances of understanding between individuals and setting the foundations for a mutual agreement able to soften conflicts that, along with other socio-cultural reasons, end up in unbalanced power relationships between men and women.

Also, this project would emerge from the need of relating cultural production to society, with an ethical perspective committed to research and academic activity. In this sense, textual production was configured not only as the product resulting from the historic and cultural context of a period, but also as a work where the binomial subjectivity and writing comes true within the power-knowledge relationship.

In 2014, the  University of Alicante Institute for Gender Studies Research takes up the torch of the Women's Studies Centre in its mission of combining research with the gender issue, cultural production and society, with an always ethical dimension committed to academic work. As a result of the editorial project started by the WSC a decade ago, Feminismo/s journal becomes established in this new period keeping an interdisciplinary nature whose goal is providing its readers with tools for the analysis and interpretation of gender relationships in contemporary social and cultural context without forgetting the historical perspective.

Feminismo/s is shaped as a permanently open space to channel the research activity, exchange different viewpoints and build a theoretical framework free from essentialisms in the development of women's studies, gender and feminist theory.


  • Editor in Chief: Helena Establier Pérez (University of Alicante)
  • Mananging Editor: Maribel Peñalver Vicea (University of Alicante)
  • Editorial Board:
    • Mónica Moreno Seco (University of Alicante)
    • Nieves Montesinos Sánchez (University of Alicante)
    • Mar Esquembre Valdés (University of Alicante)
    • Mª Teresa Ruiz Cantero (University of Alicante)
    • Carmen Mañas Viejo (University of Alicante)
    • Purificación Heras González (University Miguel Hernández )
    • María Pilar Rodríguez Pérez (University of Deusto)
    • Mª Dolores Ramos (University of Malaga)
  • Advisory Board:
    • Nieves Baranda Leturio (UNED)
    • Ester Barberá Heredia (University of Valencia)
    • Karine Bergès (Université de Cergy-Pontoise)
    • Mabel Burín (Universidad de  Buenos Aires)
    • Silvia Caporale Bizzini (University of Alicante)
    • Angels Carabí (University of Barcelona)
    • Rosa Cobo Bedía (Universidade da Coruña)
    • Pilar Cuder Domínguez (University of Huelva)
    • Bradley S. Epps  (University of Cambridge)
    • Mª Victoria Gordillo  (Complutense University of Madrid)
    • Annabel Martín (Dartmouth College)
    • Angela O'Hagan  (Glasgow Caledonian University)
    • Montserrat Palau  (University Rovira i Virgil)
    • Eulalia Pérez Sedeño (CSIC)
    • Carme Riera Guilera (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
    • Begoña San Miguel del Hoyo (University of Alicante)
    • Marta Segarra (University of Barcelona)
    • Cristina Segura Graíño (Complutense University of Madrid)
    • María del Carmen Simón Palmer  (CSIC)
    • Meri Torras (University of Barcelona)
    • María Teresa Vera Balanza (Universidad de Málaga)








    1. The works submitted should be unpublished under no evaluation process by other journals and must contain novel conclusions supported with a duly proposed and justified methodology. Papers can be written in Spanish, English or Valencian.

    2. The length of the papers should not exceed 9,000 words, including notes and bibliography.

    3. The number and length of footnotes should be reduced to the minimum necessary.

    4. Authors should submit their articles in Word via electronic mail ( along with the following documents:

    • Title of the work.
    • Name of the author, the institution they belong to, full professional address and electronic mail.
    • Text file in Word format, omitting the name of the author with:
      • The title in Spanish and English.
      • A 150-word abstract in Spanish and its correct English version. This abstract should follow the following outline: objectives of the paper, method and conclusions or thesis.
      • Five key words in Spanish and its correct English version.
      • Original text.
      • A short curriculum vitae (maximum of 300 words)

    5. Papers will will undergo a process of anonymous selection and evaluation peer review, according to the procedure and criteria published by the journal.


    1 .- Articles should be drafted in Word with Times New Roman font, 12-point size with one-and-a-half line spacing.

    2 .- Length should not exceed 9,000 words, including notes and bibliography.

    3 .- First line of each paragraph shall be indented.

    4 .- Notes, which should be reduced to the minimum necessary and used only for supplementary information, will only be footnoted, with 10-point font and single spacing. Footnote number in the text should go before the punctuation mark.

    5 .- Bibliographical references should go between parentheses in the text, and not in the notes, according to the following instructions:

                  5.1 .  Reference to an idea of an author whose name has not been expressly quoted in the text:

              - “In the Italian Renaissance and humanistic culture, this debate on gender had a very special liveliness” (Blanco 265).

              - This debate on gender had a very special liveliness in the Italian Renaissance and humanistic culture (Blanco 265).

    No comma is used [,] between the name and page number.

                5.2  Reference to an author's idea whose name is quoted in the text:

    - According to Moi, “Kristeva's work cannot be considered fundamentally feminist” (174).

                5.3. Should the author has an only work published, the year of publication will not be included.

               5.4. Should more than work by the same author be mentioned, each year of publication should be included after the author's name. A comma should be used [,] ONLY between the year and the page number:

    - “In the Italian Renaissance and humanistic culture, this debate on gender had a very special liveliness” (Blanco 1997, 265).

               5.5. Use   "see" and not "cfr.", "véase", "vid." o "comp.". Under no circumstances expressions such as "op. cit.", "art. cit.", "loc. cit.", "id.", "ibid.", "supra", "infra", "passim", "et alii" will be used.

    6 .- Large figures (four or more lines) are highlighted in the text with an indented paragraph. Inverted commas are not used. Full stop goes, in this case, in front of the parentheses containing the bibliographical reference but never behind.

    7 .- The different sections of the text are organised following the Arabic numerals (1, 2,3,...) and the title for each section shall be capitalised in italics. Sub-sections shall be numbered as follows: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc. and their titles shall be lowercase in Italics.

    8 .- Photographs and images shall be submitted in a 300 pixels resolution as a .tiff, aside from the text. They should be duly identified according to the way they have quoted in the text.

    9 - List of quoted works:

              9.1 . Bibliographical references shall be mentioned at the bottom of the document, in alphabetic order with hanging indentation.

                9.2 . The names of authors and publishers shall be given in full and never capitalised.

                9.3 . In the case of a work with several authors, the surname shall only precede the first one.

               9.4 . In the case of more than work by the same author, a chronological order is needed and their name shall be mentioned in all cases.

               9.5.   In the case of journals, the number of issue and part shall be always given in Arabic numerals.

               9.6. Each reference shall be organised as follows:

    A . BOOKS

     With only one author or publisher : Surname, Name.  Title of the book in Italics . Edition used. Number of volumes [if more than one]. Name of the series or collection [if appropriate]. Place of publication: Name of the publishing firm, Date of publication.

              Bloom, Harold. Poetry and Repression: Revision from Blake to Stevens . New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976.

              Moi, Toril (ed.). The Kristeva Reader . Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1986.

    With several authors or publishers  : Surnames, names and Names Surnames.  Title in Italics . City: Publishing firm, year.

             Anderson, Bonnie, and Judith P. Zinsser. Historia de las mujeres: una historia propia . 2 vols. Barcelona: Crítica, 1991.

              Perrot, Michelle, and Georges Duby (eds.). Historia de las mujeres . Madrid: Taurus, 1991.


    With one author  : Surname, Name. "Title".  Revista en cursiva   volume no. in Arabic numerals. Issues in Arabic numerals (year): pages (without pg./pgs.).

              Valcárcel, Amelia. “El primer ensayo feminista de una teoría del poder”. Panorama 9 (1990): 59-64.

              Vogel, Lisa. “Erotica, the Academy and Art Publishing: A Review of Woman as Sex Object. Studies in Erotic Art, 1730-1970, New York, 1972”. Art Journal 35.4 (1976): 378-385.

    With several authors  Surnames, Name, and Name surnames. "Titles".  Revista en cursiva   volume no. in Arabic numerals. Issues in Arabic numerals (year): pages (without pg./pgs).

              López-Zafra, Esther and Rocío García Retamero. “Mujeres y liderazgo: ¿discapacitadas para ejercer el liderazgo en el ámbito público?”. Feminismo/s 13 (2009): 85-104.

    C. COLLABORATIVE BOOK  : Author's surname, author's name. "Title of the collaboration".  Title of the book in Italics  . Publisher's name and surname. Edition no. Volume no. [if more than one]. Place of publication: Name of the publishing firm, publication date. Pages.

              Smith-Rosenberg, Carroll. “Writing History: Language, Class and Gender ». Feminist Studies . Ed. Teresa de Lauretis. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986, 31-54.


    Should every volume have its own title , state them as follows:

              Díaz-Diocaretz, Myriam, and Iris M. Zavala (coords.). Breve historia feminista de la literatura española (in Spanish), I: Teoría feminista: discursos y diferencias . Barcelona: Anthropos, 1993.

    Should every volume have different titles :

              Pardo Bazán, Emilia.   Obras completas . Vol. 2. Ed. Federico Carlos Sainz de Robles. Madrid: Aguilar, 1957.

    E. PRESS QUOTES : Author's surname, author's name. "Title of the article".  Name of the newspaper in Italics   [if not universally recognised: City, Country] Day Month Year: pages

              Lara, Fernando. “Victoria Kent, una mujer de suerte”. Triunfo , 22 October 1977: 62.

    F. PUBLICATION IN THE INTERNET : Author's surname, author's name. "Title of the work".  Name of the periodical in Italics.   Volume. No. (Year): pages [if any]. Date of consultation.

    Safa Barraza, Patricia, and Juan Manuel Ramírez Sáiz. “Deterioro urbano y calidad de vida en las grandes urbes: la participación de las mujeres en las organizaciones vecinales ”. La ventana 54 (2011): 110-145. 20 April 2015.

    G. WEB SITES shall be quoted  according to this model:

              <>, consulted on 19-06-2008


    The proposal for a monographic series for Feminismo/s journal should be submitted to the editor of the journal ( with the following information:

    1- Provisional title of the monographic series.

    2- A comprehensive CV of its coordinator/s.

    3- A description of their objectives and a justification for the timing of the proposed topic (300 words).

    4- A provisional list of participants in the volume, along with a brief bio-bibliographical review of each participant and titles of the planned papers (and added to those submitted through our call for papers provided they pass  the journal selection process).

    5- Proposals will be considered by the Editorial Board of Feminismo/s within a maximum period of one month from the date of receipt.


    1) Original papers are firstly assessed by the Editorial Board of the journal on their suitability to the fields of knowledge and the requirements established for authors by the journal.

    2)  The Editorial Board sends out the original documents (without the name of the author) to two external reviewers.
    Following the reports prepared by external reviewers, the Editorial Board decides to reject or accept the article or to request modifications to the author of the work. Authors are given a detailed and reasoned notification where the content of original reports (retouched) is exposed with specific indications for modifications if appropriate. Feminismo/s can send authors the original reports submitted, either complete or in part and always anonymously. In the case of a discrepancy with assessment reports, the journal reserve the right to submit the paper for either assessment of the Issue Coordinator and the Editorial Board or to request a third party assessment.

    3) The report submitted by reviewers   includes:

           a) a global assessment of both the article and abstracts.

           b) a quantitative assessment of the quality (good | acceptable | insufficient) according to 5 criteria: originality and interest of the issue;  appropriateness with respect to current research in the area; methodological rigour and expository articulation; relevant and updated bibliography; formal neatness and clear discourse.

           c) a final recommendation: publish | apply for modifications | reject.




    The publication of articles in a peer-review journal is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of their authors, and the commitment and qualifications of the researchers who act as reviewers. Therefore Feminismo/s is a publication committed to the ethical principles of scientific activity on the following terms:

    1. Publication and authorship

    All manuscripts must include a list of references, and indicate whether they have received financial support. Works must be free of plagiarism or scientific fraud. Illustrative cases* of plagiarism and scientific fraud can be consulted in a non-exhaustive list below:

    • Plagiarism: literal copy without quoting and referencing the source; substantial copying (research materials, processes, tables...); paraphrasing or reproducing ideas without citing the source and/or changing the original meaning; text-recycling (reusing a published own text) without indicating the source, and abusive paraphrasing even quoting the source.
    • Scientific fraud: no recognition of all the participating researchers in the study, simultaneous submission to several publications, the division of a work in different parts ('slices') that share the same hypotheses, population and methods, as well as the use of false or unproven data. Finally, the authors should disclose potential conflicts of interest to the journal when a manuscript is sent.

    * Source:

    2. Authors'  Responsibility

    • The manuscripts submission to Feminismo/s involves reading and acceptance of the journal publishing guidelines, including participation in an anonymous peer-review process.
    • All authors signing a work must have contributed significantly to its development and must agree both with the end result and with the manuscript submission for evaluation.
    • Manuscripts must acknowledge all authors who have participated in their elaboration.
    • Data used in the article must be real and authentic.
    • The authors assume the obligation to retract/correct when possible errors are later detected.
    • Articles must be original and cannot be sent simultaneously to any other publication.


    3. Review Process

    All articles submitted to the journal are subjected to a peer review process with the following characteristics:

    • The selection of reviewers is done according to rules and principles based on both their qualification and the quality of their scientific production.
    • The review process will be totally anonymous both for authors and for reviewers.  Manuscripts and reviews will be treated confidentially.
    • Reviewers will take into account for their evaluation criteria the respect for the ethical principles that are essential in scientific research.
    • The judgments expressed in the reviews should be objective.
    • Authors and reviewers should disclose all relationships and funding sources that could generate potential conflicts of interest.


      4. Editors'  Responsibilities

    • The editorial board has the responsibility and authority to accept or reject a manuscript based on the peer reviews.
    • The editorial board will reveal any relationships or funding sources that could potentially be considered conflicts of interest regarding the rejection or the acceptance of manuscripts.
    • The journal only accepts manuscripts when reasonably certain of compliance with editorial standards.
    • The Editorial Team reserves the right to remove any received, accepted or already published work where plagiarism, falsification, duplicate publication or scientific fraud is found.  Similarly, it will encourage the publication of retractions or corrections to errors detected.
    • The editorial team is committed to preserve the anonymity of the reviewers so that they can never be associated with the reviewed manuscripts.


    5. Publishing ethical Issues

    The editorial board is committed to:

    • Monitoring and maintaining the publishing ethics.
    • Maintaining the integrity of the academic record.
    • Avoid publishing plagiarized or fraudulently prepared material.
    • Be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
    • Provide support in the process of retracting articles.
    • Perform all actions required to meet the standards of intellectual and ethical commitment.



    Regarding the provisions in articles 138-143 of the Spanish Law on Intellectual Property, the publication of a work prejudicial to those rights shall be the responsibility of the author. The editorial team of Feminismo/s is not responsible, in any case, for the credibility and authenticity of the works. In the same way, the opinions and facts expressed in each article are the sole responsibility of the authors and  Feminismo/s does not necessarily agree with them.


    The journal is on sale at €12 through the University of Alicante  Publications Service

    Tel. 96 590 9445 
    Fax: 96 590 94 45 

    The journal exchanges publications with other journals from Spanish and international academic and/or research institutions. To apply for an exchange, complete the form included here: " Information request ".





Feminismo/s 29

La (in)visibilidad de las mujeres en la Educación Superior: retos y desafíos en la Academia

Marcos Jesús Iglesias Martínez
Inés Lozano Cabezas (Coords.)


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