Guide for authors

Feminist Critique (ISSN 2524-2733) is inviting submissions on a rolling basis on a wide range of topics that have, however, strong feminist and/or queer-theoretical positionality. We consider feminism broader than merely debates on women's rights and gender equality, and we see queer theory as more than a discussion on LGBT. We take feminism and queer theory as a tool for critical analysis of the implications of power, knowledge, and politics through which various “others” are constructed and naturalized, and global and local regimes of inequalities are established and maintained.

We especially encourage to submit materials written from multiple interdisciplinary perspectives, including but not limited to decolonial, postcolonial and post-Soviet studies, critical race studies, transgender studies, crip studies, post-human studies, critical study of capitalism, nationalism, citizenship, migration, and militarization.

A publication in the journal is free of charge.

The journal invites two different categories of previously unpublished submissions - articles and reviews:
(i) Articles (5000 -10 000 words) are externally double-blind peer-reviewed.
(ii) Reviews of books, films, exhibitions and events are invited in two possible formats: informational (up to 1000 words) and analytic (3000 - 6000 words). Both are subjects for editorial review.


Feminist Critique: East European Journal of Feminist and Queer Studies is an open-access peer-reviewed journal. The process of review and publication usually takes about six months; however, it may take longer if authors are asked to substantially revise their submissions. 

By submitting their work to the journal, authors guarantee that it has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration for publication.

Citations and Bibliography

The list of references must include only the sources that are cited in the text. List references in alphabetical order in the concluding part of the paper. References in non-Latin alphabets must always go first. Please don't translate and don't transliterate the bibliography.

Footnotes must be numbered all the way through. Footnotes are intended for comments, not for citations; the number of footnotes should be kept to a minimum. Citations in footnotes should follow the same rule as text citations. 

For bibliography standards, please, check the guide-style document below.


Examples of References

We use the "author - year" system of citation, including the page number(s) for direct quotations. Citations in the references (R) and in the text (T) have to be as following:


(R): Джаґер Елісон М., Янґ Айрис М., ред. 2006. Антологія феміністичної філософії, пер. з англ. Б. Єгідис, наук. ред. пер. О. Іващенко. Київ: Видавництво Соломії Павличко «Основи».

(T): (Джаґер, Янґ 2006).


(R): Ярманова Галина, ред. 2012. Гендер, релігія і націоналізм в Україні. Київ [б.в.].

(T): (Ярманова 2012).


(R): Phillips, Kim M., and Barry Reay. 2011. Sex Before Sexuality: A Premodern History. Cambridge: Polity Press.

(T): (Phillips and Reay 2011, 25).


If there are from 4 to 7 authors/editors, we include all names into reference but indicate only first name + "et al." in the text citation. If there are more than 7 authors/ editors, we include the first seven names in reference and only first + "et al." in the text citation.

(R): Stella, Francesca, Yvette Taylor, Tracey Reynolds, and Antoine Rogers, eds. 2015. Sexuality, Citizenship and Belonging: Trans-National and Intersectional Perspectives. London: Routledge.

(T): (Stella et al. 2015).


Chapter in a book:

(R): Духачек Даша. 2006. «Східна Європа», пер. з англ. Б. Єгідис. Антологія феміністичної філософії, під ред. Е. Джаґер, А. Янґ, наук. ред. пер. О. Іващенко, 166–75. Київ: Видавництво Соломії Павличко «Основи».

(T): (Духачек 2006).


(R): Butler, Judith. 1993. “Sexual Inversions.” Foucault and the Critique of Institutions, ed. by J. D. Caputo and M. Yount, 81–100. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press.

(T): (Butler 1993).


Journal article:

(R): Шахназарян Нона. 2004. «Хороший солдат – хорошая мать: карабахский фрагмент, или история Сатеник». Гендерные исследования 10: 133–46.

(T): (Шахназарян 2004).


(R): Atanasoski, Neda, and Kalindi Vora. 2015. “Surrogate Humanity: Posthuman Networks and the (Racialized) Obsolescence of Labor.” Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience 1 (1): 1–40.

(T): (Atanasoski and Kalindi 2015, 30).


Internet publication (journal):

(R): Галберстам Джудит. 2012. «Трансфер ґендерів», пер. з англ. К. Міщенко. Критика, 30 листопада.

(T): (Галберстам 2012).


Internet publication (blog post):

(R): Ahmed, Sara. 2016. “Progressive Racism.” Feministkilljoys, May 30.

(T): (Ahmed 2016).


Internet publication with no author (news, reports, legal documents) in non-Latin alphabets:

(R): Праворадикали в Ужгороді... 2017. «Праворадикали в Ужгороді зірвали акцію феміністок», ZIK, 8 березня.

(T): (Праворадикали в Ужгороді... 2017)


(R):Կանայք ՀՀ զինված ուժերում... 2016. Կանայք ՀՀ զինված ուժերում. առկա իրավիճակն ու խնդիրները. MediaMax, Նոյեմբեր 14.

(T): (Կանայք ՀՀ զինված ուժերում... 2016).


Internet publication with no author given (news, reports, legal documents) in Latin alphabets:

(R): Armenpress. 2015. “Ministry of Defence encourages women's military service in the army”, Armenpress, August 22. 

(T): (Armenpress 2015)


(R): United Nations Security Council. 2000. Resolution 1325.

(T): (United Nations Security Council 2000)


If there are 2-7 organizations, we include all of them into reference but indicate only a first title + “et al.” in the citation. For example:

(R): Goris Women's Development “Resource Center” Foundation, Society Without Violence, Democracy Today, Women’s Resource Center, Peace Dialogue, Women’s Rights Center, Armenian Young Women’s Association. 2013. 2013 Civil Society Monitoring Country Report on Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 “Women, peace, and security”.

(T): (Goris Women’s Development “Resource Center” Foundation et al. 2013) 


If there are more than 7 organizations we include 7 of them into reference + “et al.” and only a first title + “et al.” in the citation.