21st 2014
New Journal: History of Women in the Americas

Posted under: American history, Gender, O Canada, publication, women's history

History of Women in the AmericasCommenter Susan alerted me to a new English language journal which will likely be of interest to readers of this blog:

History of Women in the Americas (ISSN 2042-6348) is an open-access journal publishing cutting-edge scholarship on women’s and gender history in all parts of the Americas and between the Americas and other nations across all centuries. The journal provides a unique forum for interrogating women’s history from a hemispheric perspective that stretches from Canada and the United States to Latin America, Central America and Mexico to the Caribbean.  History of Women in the Americas is a showcase for historians of North American, South American and Caribbean women from postgraduates and early career scholars to well-established academics. The journal places a spotlight on the significant contributions to the history of women in the Americas that researchers are continuing to make. At the same time, History of Women in the Americas aims to assist scholars by publishing book reviews on related areas and publicizing conferences and other similar items of interest.  

The editor is Jay Kleinberg of Brunel University in the U.K.  Her former colleague Trevor Burnard, now at the University of Melbourne in Australia, is on the editorial board.  Burnard and I co-authored a chapter in a book Kleinberg co-edited along with U.S.-based scholars Eileen Boris and Vicki Ruiz several years ago, The Practice of U.S. Women’s History. The editorial board features a roster of prominent Anglophone scholars mostly working in Britain and the U.S.

Those of you who are working on articles this summer should consider submitting to History of Women in the Americas.  Their inaugural issue (2013) featured articles about women prime ministers and presidents; governors’ wives in Russian America; gender in Latin American history; and the career of an Afro-Jamaican pan-Africanist intellectual.  Additionally, if you’ve recently published a book, send them a copy so that HWA can review it.  The open-access format will likely bring more attention to your work than journal articles or book reviews that require a subscription or access to a university library.



3 Responses to “New Journal: History of Women in the Americas

  1. Indyanna on 21 May 2014 at 9:04 am #

    Great logo! Went to a conference at Brunel once. Is the J. print as well as digital?

  2. Historiann on 21 May 2014 at 9:12 am #

    I don’t know if it’s available in print; the open-access format may dictate that it’s digital only.

  3. truffula on 21 May 2014 at 7:02 pm #

    They are using OJS, sweet. I know somebody who does print on demand from OJS but the finances of OA for independents tend to militate against print. It’s possible though.

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