Call for Papers: Australian Feminist Law Journal

The AFLJ Editorial Board welcomes papers of 8,000–10,000 words for the upcoming AFLJ Special Issue on ‘Conceptualisations of Violence’. The Special Issue seeks to challenge and expand on prevailing legal conceptualisations of ‘violence’ (for example, as predominately physical and masculine or state-based), with a focus on innovative scholarship that develops concepts such as structural violence, speech as violence, spiritual violence, and technological violence, as well as that complicates the legal categorisation of related concepts such as abuse, harm, and exploitation. We are seeking contributions from authors applying critical theoretical frameworks and a combination of doctrinal and interdisciplinary methodologies to pressing socio-legal issues.

Key words: critical theory, conceptualising violence, feminist theory, regulating violence, violence against women.

Please send all submissions to by 15 November 2021

For more information contact Sayomi Ariyawansa (University of Melbourne) at

The Australian Feminist Law Journal focuses upon scholarly research using critical feminist approaches to law and justice, broadly conceived. We publish research informed by critical theory, cultural theory, queer theory, socio-legal and postcolonial approaches, amongst other critical research practices, as well as interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research. We particularly encourage submissions that take a diverse and intersectional approach to feminism by drawing on the experiences and perspectives of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), First Nations, faith-based, differently abled, and LGBTIQ+ people and communities.

Refereeing of Articles
The Australian Feminist Law Journal referees all manuscripts submitted for publication as an article and follows the double-blind refereeing procedure. Referees will be selected with expertise in the author’s area of scholarship. Authors are requested to place their name and affiliation on a separate page, and eliminate any self-identifying citation of one’s own work. The journal will not accept manuscripts for consideration that are already under consideration by another journal. The AFLJ has Green Open Access status within national research funding policy.
Manuscript Style and Presentation
The journal style should be followed as closely as possible, to eliminate delays at the time of printing where an incorrect style would necessitate changes. An electronic version of the journal style guide can be found on the AFLJ website




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Date posted

Friday, 4 June 2021

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