Feminist Knowledge Production and Publishing – Feminist Journals’ Role in the Current Academic and Political Landscape


During this session, editors from a number of journals – lambda nordicaNORANORMAKvinde, Køn & ForskningTidsskrift for kjønnsforskning  and Tidskrift för genusvetenskap – discuss feminist knowledge production in the Nordic region. What role can these journals have in the current academic and political landscape? What are the different strategies regarding language of publication?  

During this session, scholars with little experience of publishing, as well as those who have published extensively, are welcome to bring their questions about the intellectual frameworks and the publishing processes at these journals to the conversation. 


Session coordinator: Irina Schmitt, Department of Gender Studies, Lund.

lambda nordica is a peer-reviewed open-access academic journal of queer and LGBTQ studies. The oldest of its kind in the Nordic region, and dedicated to interdisciplinary research. lambda nordica is a regionally based journal that takes inspiration from international sibling journals such as GLQ, Sexualities, Journal of Homosexuality and Journal of Lesbian Studies, and aims to foster international collaboration and dialogue, and to offer junior as well as senior researchers an opportunity to publish in both English and Scandinavian languages. The journal also reviews Nordic and international literature in the field of queer and LGBTQ studies. lambda nordica primarily publishes peer-reviewed research articles but occasionally also essays that address different perspectives on current issues in research and LGBTQ politics. Contributors include Susan Stryker, Sarah Franklin, Sara Ahmed, Juana María Rodríguez and Paola Bacchetta. lambda nordica both follows and contributes to international academic discussions by publishing special issues around central themes. Contact for lambda nordica: Erika Alm.

NORA  is a multi-disciplinary international journal of feminist and gender research, with a distinct Nordic edge. Its purpose is to provide a Nordic perspective on an international research field and to make feminist and gender research located in and/or relevant to the area visible internationally. As an English-language journal, NORA is committed to situating and mapping the breadth and depth of Nordic feminist and gender research today, and to promoting transnational and transdisciplinary dialogue. NORA publishes four issues per year. Editorial responsibility moves between the Nordic countries where the editorial group is commissioned for a period of two years. Contact for NORA: Anna Sofie Bach.

Kvinde, Køn & ForskningWomen, Gender & Research (KKF), is an open access double blind peer reviewed academic journal that publishes original theoretical and empirical research in feminist theory, gender, power, and equality. The journal's academic profile is based in the interdisciplinary gender research, particularly in the intersection between the humanities and social sciences with a keen interest on research in and across the making and significance of different markers of difference, that be gender, race, sexuality, age, ability, body and so on. 

Since the journal's beginning in 1992, KKF has played a defining role for Danish gender research being the only academic journal for gender research in Denmark. Over the years, KKF has collected and disseminated Danish gender research and has been on the forefront regarding presenting new theoretical, methodological, and empirical paradigms in Denmark.  

KKF sees it as its clear role to enable and ensure that Danish gender research is collected and published in a Danish context, with a global outlook, and with a focus on developing and strengthen the theoretical and methodological debate within Nordic Gender Studies. Contact for KKF: Michael Nebeling Petersen.

NORMA is an international journal for high quality research concerning masculinity in its many forms.  This is an interdisciplinary journal concerning questions about the body, about social and textual practices, and about men and masculinities in social structures.  We aim to advance theory and methods in this field.  We hope to present new themes for critical studies of men and masculinities, and develop new approaches to 'intersections' with race, sexuality, class and coloniality. We are eager to have conversations about the role of men and boys, and the place of masculinities, in achieving gender equality and social equality. The journal was begun in the Nordic region; we now strongly invite scholarly work from all parts of the world, as well as research about transnational relations and spaces. Contact for NORMA: Ulf Mellström.

Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning (TfK) is an interdisciplinary, peer reviewed journal aiming to accommodate gender research as a broad and many-facetted field in Norway, and to present new knowledges and insights from this field. The journal publishes articles, comments, debate posts and book reviews. The journal's primary audience is researchers, teachers and students interested in gender, (in)equality and power.  TfK has wo editors-in-chief: Lene Myong and Ingvil Hellstrand, backed by an editorial board consisting of scholars based at universities In Norway and in Scandinavia. Contact for Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning: Ingvil Førland Hellstrand.

Tidskrift för genusvetenskap (TGV) is a peer-reviewed journal for current transdisciplinary gender research. TGV is a forum for new research, introduces theories and concepts, and also invites scholars, activists and other feminists to contribute with shorter interventions on current discussions. 

Founded as Kvinnovetenskaplig tidskrift, Journal of women’s studies, in Lund 1980, TGV’s editorial responsiblity travels every fourth year between universities in Sweden. From 2022 on, TGV will be open access, and the new editorial team in Lund and the new format will fall into place. Contact for TGV and session co-ordinator: Irina Schmitt.

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