About the Journal

Women & Language, an international interdisciplinary research periodical, provides a feminist forum focused on issues of gender, communication, and language. W&L accepts submissions of scholarly articles that make conceptual and research contributions to the study of communication, language, and gender. Essays on current issues in the field as well as book reviews and reviews of digital media are welcome.

Women & Language is published by the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University. W&L is affiliated with the Organization for the Study of Communication Language and Gender (OSCLG). OSCLG provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussion and presentation of theory, research, creative projects, and pedagogy in the areas of communication, language and gender, and promotes recognition of those doing work in this area (see

Women & Language began in 1976 at Stanford University as Women & Language News. The journal has been in continuous publication since that time, serving as both a scholarly outlet and a communication hub for an emerging community of feminist language and communication scholars. Past editors Cheris Kramarae and Anita Taylor have compiled an editorial record from 1976-2016 which you can view by clicking here.

Publication Frequency: Twice annually (Spring and Fall issues)

ISSN: 8755-4550

The following EBSCO databases provide access to past articles from Women & Language:

Communication & Mass Media Complete

Communication Abstracts

Women’s Studies International

Women & Language is also included in the listing of tables of contents from over 150 feminist journals and magazines at FEMINIST PERIODICALS: A CURRENT LISTING OF CONTENTS published by the University of Wisconsin Women’s Studies Library.  You can access these resources at

View the Women & Language Tables of Contents.

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