Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies invites proposals for new editors and a new editorial home for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2017. Founded in 1975, Frontiers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed feminist journals in the United States. This inter- and multi-disciplinary publication has made its mark as the feminist journal that most consistently offers intersectional and transnational academic scholarship as well as creative work in forms accessible to a wide audience within and outside the academy.
The original Editorial Collective chose the title “Frontiers” to emphasize that the journal would push the boundaries of feminist scholarship within a national context. Frontiers achieved something else as well. The journal, with its interdisciplinary focus on women, gender, race, and ethnicity, has played a leading role in transforming our understanding of the U.S. regional West. In addition, the journal also dramatically expanded its focus from the regional and national to the global and transnational.
Under the present co-editorship of Guisela Latorre, Mytheli Sreenivas and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, with an editorial office at Ohio State University since 2012, Frontiers has been reflecting on the history and legacy of feminist scholarship through special issues that examine the contemporary resonance of reproductive politics, gender equity, transnational feminisms, and digital media.
We seek an editorial team that will continue the best of Frontiers’ traditions and create a new agenda that allows Frontiers to continue to expand its intellectual borders and reach new audiences. We strongly encourage openness to innovative, flexible editorial partnerships and technologies. For example, we encourage readers to think not only of forming a co-editorship on a single campus, as per our example, but of other possible organizational structures, such as a committee of editors on one campus or spread across several universities. Such innovations will strengthen the journal and help ensure the continued prosperity of Frontiers in an era of austere university budgets and rapid, cost- and technology-driven changes in scholarly publishing.
Proposals to edit Frontiers should include: 1) an editorial mission statement, including an analysis of the place of the journal in feminist scholarship broadly defined; 2) an organizational plan for the editing and administrating of the journal; 3) a statement of commitment of institutional support; and 4) curriculum vitae for all members of the editorial team. Proposals that incorporate personnel or support from more than one institution are welcome.
Frontiers is published by the University of Nebraska Press which handles all production, including copyediting, as well as marketing. Proposals should therefore focus on the acquisition, in-house management, and developmental editing of submissions. For a prospectus outlining the journal’s current operational structure, please contact the present co-editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals to edit Frontiers should be submitted electronically to by June 30, 2016.