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Studies in the Maternal is an international, peer-reviewed, scholarly online journal. It aims to provide a forum for contemporary critical debates on the maternal understood as lived experience, social location, political and scientific practice, economic and ethical challenge, a theoretical question, and a structural dimension in human relations, politics and ethics.
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This journal is published by the Open Library of Humanities. Unlike many open-access publishers, the Open Library of Humanities does not charge any author fees. This does not mean that we do not have costs. Instead, our costs are paid by an international library consortium.
If your institution is not currently supporting the platform, we request that you ask your librarian to sign up. The OLH is extremely cost effective and is a not-for-profit charity. However, while we cannot function without financial support and we encourage universities to sign up, institutional commitment is not required to publish with us.Peer Review
All articles submitted to Studies in the Maternal are initially assessed by an Editor, who decides whether or not the article is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered suitable for peer review are assigned to two or more independent experts, who assess the article for clarity, validity, and sound methodology.
Studies in the Maternal operates a double-blind peer review process, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the review process. The review period is expected to take around six weeks. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.Publication Cycle This journal published continuously all year round/publishes in issues every x months. Sections
Seduction into Life: Co-responding with Bracha L. Ettinger
The Maternal in the work of Chantal Akerman
Maternal Encounters, Maternal Affect
Theorising the Maternal
Book and Exhibition Reviews
Visual Essay and Work in Progress
Visual Work: Maternal Subjectivities, Care and Labour
AHRC-funded 'Motherhood in Post-1968 European Literature Network' Workshop Papers
Queer Milk Special Cluster
Anniversary Collection - Creative Works and Artworks
Anniversary Collection - Position Pieces
Anniversary Collection - Papers
Anniversary Collection - Intern Contributions