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Focus and Scope

The Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies (DiGeSt) is an open access, bi-annual, peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to the intersection of diversity and gender studies. It is included in the Flemish Academic Bibliography for the Social Sciences and the Humanities (VABB-SHW), 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.

DiGeSt has the ambition to be a leading journal in the field and publishes original work from a wide array of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, communication sciences, political sciences, philosophy, history, arts and literature. In addition, it is open to work from other disciplines such as psychology and educational sciences, especially when there is a strong link with frameworks that are also used in the social sciences and the humanities.

Given that debates about gender and diversity often transcend national borders, the journal publishes work related to all geographical contexts.

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 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 and ten weeks.

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).