Journals that Publish Articles on Violence Against Women

The database below contains an assortment of information about many of the major scientific journals in which violence against women research is published. The information provided includes the types of articles or manuscripts each journal publishes (e.g., research studies, empirical or theoretical review papers), the discipline(s) a journal typically features, whether the journal is affiliated with an organization or professional association, manuscript acceptance rates, journal impact factors, web links, and more. The chart also provides to faculty interested in submitting manuscripts information about formatting and length, means of submission, whether there is a cost for submitting an article, and publisher and contact information,

The chart is divided into four sections which are separated by the purple row dividers. There are approximately 50 journals reflected across the sections of the chart.

 

 

 

Journal Format/ Style Suggested Length Means of Submission Acceptance Rate Turnaround of Initial Review Decision Fee (exemptions may apply) Affiliated Organization(s) Instructions for Authors
Aggression & Violent Behavior: A Review Journal APA, 6th   Electronic online system 50%       Instructions for Authors
American Journal of Nursing Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals 20 pages Electronic online system   Initial reviews usually take six to 10 weeks from the date of delivery to the editorial offices, although expedited reviews can be provided for original research and other manuscripts with time-sensit     Instructions for Authors
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology AMA Manual of Style, 10th edition 11 pages Electronic online system         Instructions for Authors
American Journal of Preventive Medicine Vancouver Style References 11 pages Electronic online system   4-8 weeks. Expedited reviews possible.   American College of Preventive Medicine and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research Instructions for Authors
American Journal of Psychiatry Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals 13 pages Electronic online system       American Psychiatric Association Instructions for Authors
American Journal of Public Health Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals 13 pages Electronic online system 19% 2 weeks to inform if accepted for review or rejected, those that are accepted for review will reach a first editorial decision in about 2 months, overall time from submission to acceptance is 4-5 months   American Public Health Association Instructions for Authors
American Journal of Sociology Journal-specific 50 pages Electronic or mailed     $30   Instructions for Authors
American Psychologist APA, 6th 35 pages Electronic online system 22%     American Psychological Association Instructions for Authors
American Sociological Review ASA Style Guide 3rd ed 55 pages, inclusive Mailed disc or hard copy 10%   $25 American Sociological Association Instructions for Authors
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology Chicago Manual of Style   Emailed   N/A     Instructions for Authors
Annual Review of Law & Social Science Chicago Manual of Style   Emailed   N/A     Instructions for Authors
Annual Review of Psychology Chicago Manual of Style   Emailed   N/A     Instructions for Authors
Annual Review of Public Health Chicago Manual of Style   Emailed   N/A     Instructions for Authors
Annual Review of Sociology Chicago Manual of Style   Emailed   N/A     Instructions for Authors
British Journal of Sociology Journal-specific 29 pages Emailed 8%     The London School of Economics and Political Science Instructions for Authors
Criminal Justice & Behavior: An International Journal APA, 6th 25-35 pages Electronic Preferred       International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology Instructions for Authors
Criminology Chicago Manual of Style 30-40 pages Electronic Preferred 5% 3 months $10 American Society of Criminology Instructions for Authors
Gender & Society Chicago Manual of Style (style B) 31 pages, inclusive Electronic online system       Sociologists for Women in Society Instructions for Authors
Health & Social Work APA, 5th 20 pages Mailed one hard copy and one CD-ROM   3-4 months     Instructions for Authors
Homicide Studies: An Interdisciplinary & International Journal APA, 5th 30 pages Mailed (possible electronic, website unclear)       Homicide Research Working Group Instructions for Authors
Journal of Advanced Nursing Journal-specific 18 pages, exclusive Electronic online system   6-8 weeks     Instructions for Authors
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma Taylor & Francis Standard   Electronic online system         Instructions for Authors
Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology APA, 6th 35 pages Electronic online system 23%       Instructions for Authors
Journal of Criminal Justice: An International Journal APA, 6th   Electronic online system         Instructions for Authors
Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology Bluebook   Electronic Preferred   Standards differ slightly for Criminal Law and Criminology manuscripts.     Instructions for Authors
Journal of Family Psychology APA, 6th 25-30 pages, inclusive Electronic online system 27%       Instructions for Authors
Journal of Family Violence Journal-specific   Electronic online system         Instructions for Authors
Journal of Interpersonal Violence APA, 6th 22 pages, inclusive Electronic online system 29%       Instructions for Authors
Journal of Sexual Aggression: An International, Interdisciplinary Forum for Research, Theory, & Practice  Journal-specific 22 pages Electronic online system       National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA) Instructions for Authors
Journal of Social Issues APA, 6th 28 to 35 pages     Each journal is based around a single topic with guest editors. The guest editors approach potential authors for paper submission. Unsolicited manuscripts are not published.   The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Instructions for Authors
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) AMA Manual of Style, 10th edition   Electronic online system   Some articles require a presubmission inquiry. Median turnaround time from submission to publication is 95 days, from submission to rejection is 8 days, and from acceptance to publication is 35 days.     Instructions for Authors
Journal of Traumatic Stress APA, 5th 22 pages Electronic online system 25%     International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Instructions for Authors
Journal of Women`s Health Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals 15 pages Electronic online system         Instructions for Authors
Justice Quarterly APA, 6th 40 pages, inclusive Electronic online system   12 weeks typical   Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Instructions for Authors
Law & Human Behavior APA, 6th   Electronic online system   8 weeks     Instructions for Authors
New England Journal of Medicine Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals 10 pages Electronic online system         Instructions for Authors
Obstetrics & Gynecology Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals 20 pages Electronic online system       American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Instructions for Authors
Partner Abuse APA, 5th 20-30 pages Emailed         Instructions for Authors
Psychological Bulletin APA, 6th   Electronic Preferred 28%       Instructions for Authors
Psychological Review APA, 6th 91 pages Electronic online system 19%       Instructions for Authors
Psychology of Men & Masculinity APA, 6th 27 pages Electronic online system 47% 2 months   Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51 of the American Psychological Association Instructions for Authors
Psychology of Violence APA, 6th 30 pages, inclusive Electronic online system         Instructions for Authors
Psychology of Women Quarterly APA, 6th   Electronic online system 16%     Society for the Psychology of Women, Division 35 of the American Psychological Association Instructions for Authors
Psychology, Public Policy, & Law APA or Bluebook   Electronic online system 36%       Instructions for Authors
Science Journal-specific 16 pages Electronic online system       American Association for the Advancement of Science Instructions for Authors
Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment Journal-specific   Electronic online system       Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) Instructions for Authors
Social Work APA, 5th 20 pages Mailed one hard copy and one CD-ROM   3-4 months typical   National Association of Social Workers Instructions for Authors
Social Work in Health Care APA, 6th 20 pages Electronic online system         Instructions for Authors
Trauma, Violence, & Abuse: A Review Journal APA, 6th 35 pages, inclusive Electronic online system         Instructions for Authors
Violence & Victims APA, 5th 20-25 pages Emailed         Instructions for Authors
Violence Against Women APA, 5th 35 pages, inclusive Electronic online system         Instructions for Authors
Women & Criminal Justice Western Criminology Review (modified version of ASA) 25 pages Emailed         Instructions for Authors
Women & Health Chicago Manual of Style   Electronic online system         Instructions for Authors
Women`s Health Issues APA, 6th 15 pages Electronic Preferred   3 months   Jacobs Institute of Women`s Health Instructions for Authors

 

Journal Abstracts Book Reviews Brief Reports Case Studies Editorials/ Commentaries/ Letters to the Editor Quantitative Reviews Research Notes Research Studies/Reports Theoretical/ Empirical Reviews OTHER
Aggression & Violent Behavior: A Review Journal     X     X     X  
American Journal of Nursing         X     X    
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology       X X     X    
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     X   X     X X  
American Journal of Psychiatry   X   X X     X X  
American Journal of Public Health         X     X   Program evaluation
American Journal of Sociology   X           X X  
American Psychologist     X   X          
American Sociological Review               X X  
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology               X X  
Annual Review of Law & Social Science               X X  
Annual Review of Psychology               X X  
Annual Review of Public Health               X X  
Annual Review of Sociology               X X  
British Journal of Sociology   X           X X  
Criminal Justice & Behavior: An International Journal   X     X X   X X  
Criminology           X   X X  
Gender & Society   X           X X  
Health & Social Work         X     X X Practice innovation
Homicide Studies: An Interdisciplinary & International Journal   X         X X X  
Journal of Advanced Nursing         X     X X Research methodology, concept analysis papers, discussion papers
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma               X    
Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology     X     X   X X  
Journal of Criminal Justice: An International Journal         X     X X  
Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology   X     X     X X  
Journal of Family Psychology       X       X    
Journal of Family Violence   X   X       X X  
Journal of Interpersonal Violence   X X   X     X   Practice Updates
Journal of Sexual Aggression: An International, Interdisciplinary Forum for Research, Theory, & Practice    X           X   Debates, practice papers
Journal of Social Issues         X     X X Issues topic focused
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)   X     X     X X Medical news
Journal of Traumatic Stress     X X X     X X  
Journal of Women`s Health       X   X   X X  
Justice Quarterly               X X  
Law & Human Behavior               X X  
New England Journal of Medicine       X X     X X Correspondences, "Images in Clinical Medicine"
Obstetrics & Gynecology X       X X   X X "Personal Perspectives", "Committee Opinion", "Practice Bulletin"
Partner Abuse   X   X X     X    
Psychological Bulletin           X     X Reviews and interpretations only
Psychological Review         X         Original theoretical articles
Psychology of Men & Masculinity               X    
Psychology of Violence               X    
Psychology of Women Quarterly   X       X   X X  
Psychology, Public Policy, & Law               X    
Science           X   X X  
Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment               X   Clinical and academic applications
Social Work   X     X     X    
Social Work in Health Care   X                
Trauma, Violence, & Abuse: A Review Journal       X   X   X X  
Violence & Victims   X           X X Policy, Clinical Practice, and Local Social Services
Violence Against Women   X         X X X Cross-cultural & historical analyses, Activist/Advocate Notes, Survival Articles/Poetry, International Scope
Women & Criminal Justice         X     X   Summary of the laws and court cases that pertain to women
Women & Health   X           X X Historical perspectives
Women`s Health Issues         X     X X  

 

Journal Impact Factor Est. Print ISSN # Issues/Year Publisher Location Publisher
Aggression & Violent Behavior: A Review Journal 1.655 1996 1359-1789 6 England Elsevier
American Journal of Nursing 0.685 1900 0002-936X 12 United States Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 3.278 1869 0002-9378 12 United States Mosby-Elsevier
American Journal of Preventive Medicine 4.235 1985 0749-3797 12 United States Elsevier
American Journal of Psychiatry 12.522 1844 002-953X 12 United States American Psychiatric Publishing
American Journal of Public Health 4.371 1911 0090-0036 12 United States American Public Health Association, Inc.
American Journal of Sociology 3.476 1895 0002-9602 6 United States University of Chicago Press
American Psychologist 6.537 1946 0003-066X 9 United States American Psychological Association
American Sociological Review 3.221 1936 0003-1224 6 United States American Sociological Association
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology 9.613 2005 1548-5943 1 United States Annual Reviews
Annual Review of Law & Social Science 1.583 2005 1550-3585 1 United States Annual Reviews
Annual Review of Psychology 22.75 1950 0066-4308 1 United States Annual Reviews
Annual Review of Public Health 7.915 1980 0163-7525 1 United States Annual Reviews
Annual Review of Sociology 3.702 1975 0360-0572 1 United States Annual Reviews
British Journal of Sociology 1.702 1950 0007-1315 4 England Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Criminal Justice & Behavior: An International Journal 1.69 1974 0093-8548 12 United States Sage Publications, Inc.
Criminology 2.603 1963 0011-1384 4 United States Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Gender & Society 1.339 1987 0891-2432 6 United States Sage Publications, Inc.
Health & Social Work 0.85 1976 0360-7283 4 United States National Association of Social Workers
Homicide Studies: An Interdisciplinary & International Journal 1.231 1997 1088-7679 4 United States Sage Publications, Inc.
Journal of Advanced Nursing 1.518 1976 0309-2402 24 England Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma   1997 1092-6771 8   Routledge Journals
Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology 4.461 1937 0022-006X 6 United States American Psychological Association
Journal of Criminal Justice: An International Journal 0.796 1973 0047-2352 6 United States Elsevier
Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 0.717 1910 0091-4169 4 United States Northwestern University
Journal of Family Psychology 2 1987 0893-3200 6 United States American Psychological Association
Journal of Family Violence 0.939 1996 0885-7482 8 United States Springer New York LLC
Journal of Interpersonal Violence 1.332 1986 0886-2605 12 United States Sage Publications, Inc.
Journal of Sexual Aggression: An International, Interdisciplinary Forum for Research, Theory, & Practice    1994 1355-2600 3 United Kingdom Routledge Journals
Journal of Social Issues 1.766 1945 0022-4537 4 United States Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 28.899 1883 0098-7484 48 United States American Medical Association
Journal of Traumatic Stress 2.326 1988 0894-9867 6 United States Wiley Publishers
Journal of Women`s Health 1.77 1992 1540-9996 10   Mary Ann Lievert, Inc. Publishers
Justice Quarterly 1.189 1984 0741-8825 6 United States Routledge Journals
Law & Human Behavior 2.628 1977 0147-7307 6 United States Springer
New England Journal of Medicine 47.05 1812 0028-4793 52 United States Massachusetts Medical Society
Obstetrics & Gynecology 4.357 1953 0029-7844 12 United States Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Partner Abuse   2010 1946-6560     Springer Publishing Co.
Psychological Bulletin 12.854 1904 0033-2909 6 United States American Psychological Association
Psychological Review 9.082 1894 0033-295X 4 United States American Psychological Association
Psychology of Men & Masculinity   2000 1524-9220 4 United States American Psychological Association
Psychology of Violence   2011 2152-0828 4 United States American Psychological Association
Psychology of Women Quarterly 1.297 1976 0361-6843 4 United Kingdom Wiley-Blackwell
Psychology, Public Policy, & Law 2.136 1995 1076-8971 4 United States American Psychological Association
Science 29.747 1880 0036-8075 51 United States American Association for the Advancement of Science
Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment 2.208 1988 1079-0632 4 Netherlands Sage Publications, Inc.
Social Work 1.397 1956 0037-8046 4 United States National Association of Social Workers
Social Work in Health Care 0.478 1976 0098-1389 10 United States Routledge Journals
Trauma, Violence, & Abuse: A Review Journal 2.537 2000 1524-8380 4 United States Sage Publications, Inc.
Violence & Victims   1986 0886-6708 6 United States Springer Publishing Co.
Violence Against Women 1.259 1995 1077-8012 12 United States Sage Publications, Inc.
Women & Criminal Justice   1989 0897-4454 4 United States Routledge Journals
Women & Health 0.74 1975 0363-0242 8 United States Routledge Journals
Women`s Health Issues 1.269 1990 1049-3867 6 United States Elsevier

 

Journal Criminology/ Penology/ Criminal Justice Family Studies/ Social Work Health/ Medicine Law Nursing Psychiatry Psychology Public Health Sociology Women's Studies Other Features
Aggression & Violent Behavior: A Review Journal X X X X   X X   X   Anthropology, Ethology, Physiology
American Journal of Nursing         X            
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology     X                
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     X         X     Policy
American Journal of Psychiatry           X          
American Journal of Public Health X     X     X X      
American Journal of Sociology                 X   Anthropology, statistics, economics, education, history, political science
American Psychologist             X       Psychology`s contribution to public policy
American Sociological Review                 X    
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology             X        
Annual Review of Law & Social Science       X         X   Economics
Annual Review of Psychology             X        
Annual Review of Public Health               X      
Annual Review of Sociology             X   X    
British Journal of Sociology                 X    
Criminal Justice & Behavior: An International Journal X   X       X       Correctional Psychology
Criminology X           X   X   Design, Systems Analysis, Decision Theory
Gender & Society                 X X  
Health & Social Work   X X                
Homicide Studies: An Interdisciplinary & International Journal X X X   X   X X X   Criminal Justice, Forensics, Anthropology, Law, Geography, Political Science, History
Journal of Advanced Nursing         X           Midwifery
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma X           X   X    
Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology             X       Health psychology
Journal of Criminal Justice: An International Journal X               X    
Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology X     X     X   X    
Journal of Family Psychology   X         X        
Journal of Family Violence X X X X     X X X    
Journal of Interpersonal Violence   X         X   X X  
Journal of Sexual Aggression: An International, Interdisciplinary Forum for Research, Theory, & Practice  X X X     X X        
Journal of Social Issues             X        
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)     X X X X X        
Journal of Traumatic Stress X   X     X X        
Journal of Women`s Health     X         X      
Justice Quarterly X                   "multi-disciplinary journal featuring articles that address issues of crime and criminal justice"
Law & Human Behavior X     X   X X   X   Political science, education, communication
New England Journal of Medicine     X                
Obstetrics & Gynecology     X                
Partner Abuse   X                  
Psychological Bulletin             X        
Psychological Review             X        
Psychology of Men & Masculinity     X       X        
Psychology of Violence     X       X X X   Neuroscience
Psychology of Women Quarterly             X        
Psychology, Public Policy, & Law       X     X       "psychology and related disciplines", public policy
Science     X               We welcome submissions from all fields of science and from any source.
Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment   X       X X       Journal appears to focus on prediction of sexual abusers, outcomes of offender treatment, and child
Social Work   X                  
Social Work in Health Care   X X                
Trauma, Violence, & Abuse: A Review Journal   X   X     X   X   Anthropology; "Practitioner-oriented journal"
Violence & Victims X X X X X X X   X    
Violence Against Women X X X X     X X X X Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Media Studies, Political Science, Advocacy, Public Policy,
Women & Criminal Justice X     X         X X Human rights, politics
Women & Health     X       X X     Epidemiology
Women`s Health Issues     X   X     X      

 

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