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Aims and Scope

DiGeSt is an open access, bi-annual, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary and international journal hosted by Ghent University. The journal aims to strengthen academic research at the intersection of Gender and Sexuality Studies on the one hand, and Diversity studies on the other, including discussions of ethnicity, race, migration, refugees, multiculturalism, religion or pluralism. It encourages research that focusses on contemporary issues and developments that shape superdiverse societies in all its possible tensions and challenges. Engaging with both scholarly fields - of Diversity and Gender Studies -  is by no means a requirement but research that meaningfully does so is particularly welcome.

We accept papers from authors working from several disciplinary backgrounds including (though not limited to) gender studies, sociology, anthropology, education, literary studies, philosophy, empirical ethics, bioethics, psychology, political sciences and history. DiGeSt publishes both empirically based and applied studies as well as theoretical contributions. We welcome contributions from researchers at all stages of their career, from aspiring academics to established scholars.The journal publishes work related to all geographical contexts.

DiGeSt is included in the Flemish Academic Bibliography for the Social Sciences and the Humanities (VABB-SHW), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Scopus, and publishes under a CC-BY license to allow for immediate free access to and use of its manuscripts. It does not charge an author fee, nor does it otherwise require remuneration for any step in the publishing process.

Submission Checklist

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration by another journal;
  • The submission files are in Microsoft Word;
  • All personally identifiable information is removed in your anonymous manuscript;
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided;
  • Article length is between 6000-7000 words including footnotes and references;
  • The text follows the style and reference guidelines.
Please note that DiGeSt screens papers for unoriginal material.

Peer Review

After an initial round of review by the chief editors, the articles submitted to DiGeSt undergo a double-blind review process. The articles are accepted for peer review only if they adhere to content and submission guidelines. The journal does not guarantee publication after review round(s). The review process can take between six weeks and three months.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish their work with DiGeSt retain their copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions.


DiGeSt - Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Publication Fees

This journal provides immediate open and free access to its articles. The journal does not have any article submission or article processing charges.

Publication Cycle

DiGeSt is published twice a year: one general issue (Spring) and one special issue (Fall).


DiGeSt partners with LOCKSS/CLOCKSS for archival preservation of published research to guarantee long-term preservation and access