Atlantis – the Women’s Studies Journal/Revue d’etudes sur les femmes:

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About the Journal


Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice/Études critiques sur le genre, la culture, et la justice sociale was established in 1975 at Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1980, the journal became a publication of Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The journal has been published continuously for 45 years, first in print and, since 2011, as an open access (OA) publication.

Atlantis is an open journal and is also indexed in the Gender Studies Database (EBSCO), the MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO), SocIndex (EBSCO), America: History & Life (EBSCO), and the European Reference Index for the Humanities & Social Sciences.

Focus and Scope

Atlantis is a scholarly research journal devoted to critical work in a variety of formats that reflects current scholarship and approaches to the discipline of Women’s and Gender Studies. It incorporates a diversity of feminist, anti-racist, and critical identity, intersectional, transnational, and cultural studies approaches to a wide range of contemporary issues, topics, and knowledges. Atlantis is dedicated to the ongoing growth of knowledge in the field of Women’s and Gender Studies, as well as to critical reflections on the field itself. Atlantis is normally published twice a year.

Peer Review Policy

Atlantis considers submissions of previously unpublished material (i.e. neither in print or online) including scholarly research, review articles, book reviews, interviews, research notes, and literary work. Original research and review articles undergo double-blind peer review by at least two external reviewers. The publication decision is based on the referees’ reports. See further details about the submission and review process under Submissions.

Open Access Policy

The journal provides immediate open access to content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge and access to information is a human right. There is no fee to publish an article in Atlantis.


The journal uses the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.