Feminist Legal Studies is committed to an international perspective and to the promotion of feminist work in all areas of law, legal theory and legal practice. The journal publishes material in a range of formats, including articles, essay reviews, interviews, book reviews and notes on recent legal developments. The editorial board encourages the submission of papers from people working outside the academy, as well as from researchers in any discipline.

The journal publishes critical, interdisciplinary, theoretically engaged feminist scholarship relating to law (broadly conceived). It has a particular interest in work that extends feminist debates and analysis by reference to critical and theoretical approaches and perspectives. You can follow Feminist Legal Studies on Twitter @FLS_journal.

  • The leading international journal of feminist legal scholarship
  • Publishes work from around the world, and covering international, transnational and global issues
  • Encourages, supports and helps to develop the work of emerging researchers, as well as publishing leading scholars in the field
  • The editorial board is a collective drawn from feminists working at leading law schools across the UK

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Yvette Russell
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2.097 (2019)
Impact factor
1.765 (2019)
Five year impact factor
88 days
Submission to first decision
129 days
Submission to acceptance
113,672 (2020)
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1572-8455
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0966-3622
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