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*Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

This guide highlights resources for WGSS.

Find Scholarly Journal Articles

Locating articles:

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Africa Knowledge Project

Africa Knowledge Project, known as AKP, promotes Critical African Studies. It disseminates Africa-centered, evidence-based knowledge on Africa and African Diaspora. Content includes these and other titles. A subscription is needed to get the full-text.

  • JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, the award-winning peer-reviewed journal which focuses on social, political, economic, and cultural concepts and categories that shape the lives of women in different African societies.
  • West Africa Review [WAR] an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, devoted to research on the countries, societies, and peoples from Cape Verde to Cameroun.
  • Journal on African Philosophy [JAP], a peer-reviewed online journal that promotes the study of African and African Diaspora philosophy and studies worldwide from a broad (critical) perspective.

Women Studies E-Journals

Here are a few highly cited journals to which OSU Libraries subscribe that cover a wide variety of issues in Women Studies. 

Sex Roles

Psychology of Women Quarterly

Gender and Society, SAGE Complete A-Z List (from 03/01/1999 - present)

Women & Health, InformaWorld (from 1997 - present)

Journal of Women's Health, Academic Search Premier (from 10/01/2002 - 3 months ago)

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, University of Chicago Press Journals (from Spring 2002 - present)

Women's Health Issues, Science Direct Journals (from 01/01/1995 - present)

Women's Studies International Forum, Science Direct Journals (from 2006 - 2009)

Gender, Work and Organization, Academic Search Premier (from 01/01/1998 - 1 year ago)

Feminist Studies, Academic Search Premier (from 03/01/1990 - present)

Feminist Economics, Academic Search Premier (from 03/01/1997 - present)

Women and Therapy, Informaworld (from 1997 - present)

Social Politics, Project MUSE (from Spring 2003 - present)

Hypatia, Academic Search Premier (from 03/01/1986 - 1 year ago)

Journal of Gender Studies, Academic Search Premier (from 11/01/1993 - 1 year ago)

Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University (September 1998 - present)

Transgender Studies Quarterly present

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2. If you’re looking at the journal itself, look at the editorial statement or instructions to authors (usually in the first few pages of the journal or at the end) for references to the peer-review process.

3. Most scholarly journals have a website and will clearly state if it is peer reviewed. Go directly to the journal's webpage (do a Google search to find it or try a search via JournalSeek) and search through its homepage, manuscript submission page or 'about' page. Information about peer review will likely be found within one of these sections.

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