Focus and Scope

Girls Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Undergraduate Research publishes the work of undergraduate students on topics such as the socialization of female adolescents, gender expectations, identity, body image, the impact of media on girls, and girl empowerment. Submissions of an interdisciplinary nature as well as from across the disciplines--for example, from Sociology, History, Literature, Cultural Studies, Education, Art, and Feminist Theory (to name a few)-- are welcomed.

 

Peer Review Process

Girls Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Undergraduate Research (GSJ) is a peer-reviewed journal. Referees with expertise in fields related to Girls Studies, from college and university faculties both national and international, are asked to review submissions and assess them based on the following criteria:

  • Significance and relevance of topic
  • Clarity of focus
  • Contribution to the field of Girls Studies
  • General excellence and merit for publication

All manuscripts must be submitted online through this site.

Submission of a manuscript to GSJ implies that the manuscript is not under consideration for any other journal or conference, and that all listed authors have read and agreed to the policies contained on this site. In the event a manuscript is accepted for publication, all authors are required to sign a consent to publish form.

Publication Frequency

Girls Studies is published twice a year, in the fall and spring.

Open Access Policy

This journal 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.

Eligibility

Current undergraduates at any institution are encouraged to submit manuscripts to GSJ.

The primary author should be an undergraduate student, or have completed the work submitted while an undergraduate. Recent graduates, including those enrolled in graduate programs, are welcome to submit work that was completed during their undergraduate studies.

Types of manuscripts accepted

Girls Studies Journal accepts manuscripts representing original work in a variety of disciplines as well as interdisciplinary work. 

In addition, the journal encourages the submission of articles reviewing media relevant to the area of Girls Studies. Most often these reviews take the form of book reviews (though not always). A good resource for preparing such reviews is available here.

Sponsors

Girls Studies Journal is sponsored by the Gender and Women's Studies program and the Academic Skills Center of Columbia College

Journal History

Girls Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Undergraduate Research publishes the work of undergraduate students in the field of Girls Studies on topics such as the socialization of female adolescents, gender expectations, identity, body image, the impact of media on girls, and girl empowerment. Submissions of an interdisciplinary nature as well as from across the disciplines--for example, from Sociology, History, Literature, Cultural Studies, Education, Art, and Feminist Theory (to name a few)-- are welcomed.