About the Journal


Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice/Études critiques sur le genre, la culture, et la justice sociale was established in 1975 at Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1980, the journal became a publication of Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The journal has been published continuously for 45 years, first in print and, since 2011, as a digital publication.

Atlantis is listed in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences and Erudit, and is indexed in the Gender Studies Database (EBSCO), MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO), SocIndex (EBSCO), and America: History & Life (EBSCO).


Focus and Scope

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Atlantis is published twice a year and only considers previously unpublished materials (i.e. not currently in the public domain, either in print or electronic form).


Peer Review Policy

Atlantis considers only previously unpublished submissions (i.e. not currently in the public domain, either in print or electronic form), including scholarly research, review articles, book reviews, interviews, and literary work. Original research and review articles undergo anonymized peer review by at least two external reviewers. The publication decision is based on the referees' reports. See further details about the submission and review process under Submissions.


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. There is no fee to publish an article in Atlantis.



This journal uses 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. Read more.


ISSN (digital): 1715-0698

ISSN (print): 0702-7818