a journal of feminist philosophy


Hypatia Moratorium on submissions: January 15 to July 15, 2013

Manuscript submissions to Hypatia have grown by over a third in the last three years, and have increased steeply in the last six months. This all speaks to the health of the journal, and to a vigorous and growing interest in feminist philosophy. But it is putting tremendous pressure on the editorial process; despite an acceptance rate of just 12%, we are at risk of building up a substantial backlog of accepted articles at just the time when a new editorial team will be taking over management of the journal (in July 2013).

As difficult a decision as this has been, we have concluded that the best course is to temporarily suspend all new submissions, and the submission of previously rejected manuscripts that require full external review. We will follow the normal review process for all articles that are currently in the review process; authors whose earlier submissions have been accepted with minor or major revisions will be able to submit their revised manuscripts through the “Manuscripts with Decisions” link in their author center. This moratorium will also not affect submissions for Special Issues.

We very much regret any inconvenience this moratorium causes prospective Hypatia authors and hope you will consider submitting your work to Hypatia next summer, after 15 July 2013, when the journal will again be accepting new submissions.

Answers to some FAQs can be found here in pdf form (updated April 2013).

For advice about alternative venues for publishing feminist philosophy, please see our summary of survey responses here (updated April 2013).

If there are journals you would recommend that don't appear in this summary, the survey is still open and we will be updating the summary of responses going forward.Follow this link to the Advice Survey here