Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


The purpose of this journal is to share knowledge and facilitate collaborative discourse amongst social work theorists, practitioners, educators, activists, researchers, and the community members they serve within local, regional and global contexts. The journal seeks to promote social justice by providing a forum for addressing issues of social difference and power in relation to progressive practice, education, scholarly inquiry, and social policy.


The journal aims to underscore issues relating to oppression, privilege and resistance in society and social work. Of critical consideration are the ways in which intersections of age, disability, class, poverty, gender and sexual identity, madness, spirituality, geographical (dis)location, rurality, colonialism/imperialism, indigeneity, racialization, ethnicity, citizenship and the environment are enmeshed in processes of social justice and injustice. The journal aims to highlight these considerations within the following themes.


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


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Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Letters to the Editor

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

This journal uses a double-masked peer review process. Submitted manuscripts will initially be reviewed by one of the managing editors to determine suitability and whether it should be sent through the peer review process. If deemed appropriate for peer-review, the manuscript will be sent to two reviewers. If there is a discrepancy between reviewers, the manuscript will then be sent to a third reviewer. Confidentiality in terms of the identity of the author and the reviewers will be maintained strictly.

Our current article acceptance rate is 32%.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Rolling Issue Format

Starting January 2013, Intersectionalities has moved to a rolling issue format. This new format is of benefit to authors, as it expedites the publication of accepted manuscripts. Once manuscripts are accepted, the article will be published immediately in this open, rolling issue.


ISSN: 1925-1270