Deadline of December 15th 2016

The Australian Feminist Law Journal calls for Proposals for the positions of Special Editor(s) of a Special Themed Issue of the Journal, namely Volume 44.1 (June 2018). Special Editors work in conjunction with the Editorial Board to create a theme, solicit articles, organize the referee process, make publication decisions and guide author revisions, subject to the oversight of the Board who will ensure consistency with the AFLJ’s focus on critical feminist approaches to law and justice, broadly conceived. As an international Critical Legal Journal we publish research informed by critical theory, cultural and literary theory, jurisprudential, postcolonial and psychoanalytic approaches, amongst other critical research practices. Each journal issue normally comprises 8 articles of approximately 8,000 words, including footnotes. Special Editors are encouraged to plan their Themed Issue around a conference, workshop, or other mode of organizing preparations for the research and publication theme, including a public call for papers.

The timeline for the June 2018, Volume 44.1 issue of the Journal would be as follows:

  • Call for Papers for Volume 44.1 deadline August 15, 2017
  • Final perfect drafts after reviewing and revisions due with Editorial Board January 15, 2018
  • Publication in June 2018

Proposals to become Special Editor(s) of Volume 44.1 should be sent to the Managing Editors at and include:

  • the editor(s) names, institutions and relevant publications
  • the proposed theme of the Special Issue in 300 words
  • the significance of the chosen theme and the kind of papers which might be submitted
  • the proposed timelines of the Volume

Early submission of Proposals is encouraged, and enquiries welcome. Proposals will be considered by the Editorial Board, and the outcome determined in January 2017, giving Special Issue Editors a full year to complete the process. The position of Special Editor is honorary, as are all positions on the Editorial Board of the Australian Feminist Law Journal.


Judith Grbich

Griffith Law School

Managing Editors

Karen Crawley & Olivia Barr

Griffith Law School

Past issues of the Journal, including Special Themed Issues, can be found here: The Australian Feminist Law Journal is now published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis.