Atlantis Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice Études critiques sur le genre, la culture, et la justice

Managing editor(s): Dr. Katherine Barrett / Editor(s): Isabella Redgate (Copyeditor)


Atlantis is a scholarly research journal devoted to critical work in a variety of formats that reflects current scholarship and approaches to the discipline of Women's and Gender Studies. It incorporates a diversity of feminist, anti-racist and critical identity, intersectional, transnational, and cultural studies approaches to a wide range of contemporary issues, topics, and knowledges. Atlantis is dedicated to the ongoing growth of knowledge in the field of Women's and Gender Studies, as well as to critical reflections on the field itself.

Atlantis is published twice a year and only considers previously unpublished materials (i.e, not currently in the public domain, either in print or electronic form). It accepts submissions in both English and French.


General Inquires



Managing Editor

Open access

The current issues and the journal’s archives are offered in open access.

Back issues (4 issues)

Permanent archiving of articles on Érudit is provided by Portico.

Editorial policy and ethics

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication, with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

2. Authors are aware that articles published in Atlantis are indexed and made available through various scholarly and professional search tools, including but not limited to Erudit.

3. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

4. Authors are permitted and encouraged to preprint their work, that is, post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process. This can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work. Read more on preprints here.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Instruction pour les auteurs

General Submission Guidelines

1. Atlantis considers unpublished scholarly research articles, review articles, creative (literary) writing, and book reviews. We welcome material prepared in English or French on any interdisciplinary subject that relates to the critical study of women, gender, and social justice.

2. Articles submitted for consideration must be no longer than 7,000 words, including references. As most submissions are refereed in a blind review process, there must be no identification other than the title of the article. Citations, bibliography and style must follow The Chicago Manual of Style author-date format. Please include the date and status of submission (e.g., initial submission; revision; comments on copyedit etc.).

3. Footnotes are not acceptable and endnotes are discouraged. If endnotes are absolutely necessary, type each note's appropriate number into the text. Do not use the endnote insert function, as anything created with formatting codes, such as the notes, will be deleted when the document is converted for layout.

4. Submit a cover letter as an attachment containing: the name(s) of the author(s) and an email address; a biographical note of the authors' academic degrees or relevant experience, professional titles or roles, and affiliations; and any desired acknowledgment of research support or credit.

5. Include a 50-word abstract of the article, in the language of the article.

6. Authors are encouraged to avoid overly technical language. The author(s) has/have responsibility for the accuracy of references and calculations, as well as for obtaining clearance to reproduce any artwork that is not their own or has been published elsewhere. The author must attach these figures and illustrations in web quality.

7. Submissions of written creative work will be considered by the editors. Poems must not exceed three pages and short stories must not exceed 3,000 words. Other types of submissions may be considered on an individual basis.

8. If an article is accepted pending revisions, the author must produce a new, clean copy of the manuscript that takes into account the suggestions from the referees/editors.

Editorial board


Dr. Gayle MacDonald, Associate Vice-President, Research at Mount Saint Vincent University. 

Managing Editor 

Dr. Katherine Barrett

Editorial and Administrative Assistant 

Isabella Redgate, Mount Saint Vincent University 

Book Reviews Editor

Dr. Ailsa Craig

Editorial Board

Dr. Rebecca Bromwich (Law), Program Director for the Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution program at Carleton University.

Dr. Ailsa Craig (Sociology), Associate Professor at Memorial University.

Dr. Maya Eichler (Political Science), Tier II Canada Research Chair in Social Innovation and Community Engagement, Associate Professor in Political, Canadian and Women's Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University.

El Jones (Sociology, Creative Writing, Activism), Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. 

Dr. Jennifer Johnson (Women's and Gender Studies, Race), Associate Professor, Chair of Women's and Gender Studies at Thorneloe University, Laurentian.

Dr. Rachel Hurst (Women's and Gender Studies, Anthropology), Professor at St. Francis Xavier University.

Dr. Bonnie Huskins (History), Lecturer at St. Thomas University.

Dr. Ardath Whynacht (Sociology, Criminology), Professor at Mount Allison University.