Psychology of Women and Equalities Review

The Psychology of Women and Equalities Review is a peer reviewed publication that aims to advance psychological theory, knowledge and practice concerning gender and social inequalities more generally.

It explicitly aims to represent the concerns of women across academic, activist and professional contexts and does so by fostering development of theory, research and practice both nationally and internationally.

As the publication of the British Psychological Society’s Psychology of Women and Equalities Section, it also aims to disseminate information about Section activities.

Scheduled publication frequency:

  • Bi-Annual

Editorial Team:

  • Editor: Hannah Frith
  • Editorial Assistant: Charlotte Dann (University of Northampton) 
  • Commissioning Editor: Andrea LaMarre
  • Book Reviews Editor: Sarah Seymour-Smith (Nottingham Trent University)
  • Agora Section Editor: Emma Turley (Manchester Metropolitan University)

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POWER welcomes both papers and special issue proposals from academics, activists, and practitioners at different stages of their careers. Special issue proposals should be between 500 and 1,500 words in length.

Paper submissions may be theoretical, empirical, or methodological, and/or focus on research and practice, and should be between 3000 – 7000 words.

We also welcome commentaries (up to 2,500), Research in Progress Reports (up to 2000 words) and creative writing pieces (up to 2000).  All submissions will undergo anonymous peer review.

Academic submissions (Electronic submission)

Electronic manuscripts should be typewritten, double-spaced with 1" margins on A4 page-layout. Each manuscript should include a word count. On a separate sheet, include the author’s name, professional address, telephone number, email address and current professional activity. As academic articles are blind peer-reviewed, the rest of the manuscript should be free of information identifying the author(s).

Empirical articles should include an abstract (maximum 120 words) and up to six keywords that describe the paper (for indexing purposes). Graphs, diagrams, etc., should be supplied in camera-ready form. Written permission should be obtained by the author for the reproduction of tables, diagrams, etc., from other sources.

Full bibliographic references should be contained in the list of references at the end of each article. They should be listed alphabetically by author, be complete, accurate, and use BPS style formatting guidance. If in doubt about any formatting issue, authors should either consult the Editor. 

Submitting your work

All other submissions should be sent electronically to the editor at [email protected] and copied to the generic Psychology of Women and Equalities Review email address at [email protected].

In the subject line of the email, clearly state what type of manuscript you are submitting (e.g. book review, theoretical article and so on).

Submissions should be sent as a Word Document attachment, together with a covering letter, and a copy should be retained by the author(s).

Book Review submissions should be marked as for the attention of the Book Reviews Editor.

It should be noted that conference reports, Research in Progress reports, letters and notices about courses, conferences, research and other forthcoming events are not peer-reviewed but are evaluated by The Editor. However, book reviews and all other reports should conform to the general guidelines for academic articles.

Authors should not use sexist, racist or heterosexist language and follow the British Psychological Society’s guidelines for the use of non-sexist language contained in the booklet Code of Conduct, Ethical Principles and Guidelines.

Hard copy subscriptions are not available for this publication.

Single issues are available for purchase in pdf format via the BPS Shop online.

Members of the Psychology of Women and Equalities Section can download copies of the review for free.

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For queries regarding subscription please contact [email protected] quoting 'Psychology of Women Section Review subscriptions' in the subject line.