Feminist Periodicals is an open access repository of digitized contents information for over 125 academic journals and popular magazines in the fields of gender and women's studies, sexuality studies, and LGBTQIA+ studies. Since many international and grassroots titles are not indexed in standard sources, Feminist Periodicals is the best key to their contents.

Feminist Periodicals is made available through the Office of the Gender and Women's Studies Librarian at the University of Wisconsin. We seek to represent diverse resources that focus on feminism, gender and women's studies, sexuality studies, and LGBTQIA+ studies. Our goal is to highlight the imperative scholarship and work being done by scholars, organizers, journalists, and others across the globe. 

The first issue of Feminist Periodicals was published in 1981, put together using scissors, glue, and a copier. It was made available in PDF form in 2008, and now in its third iteration has moved from a static, unsearchable format to an Omeka digital collections site. The Omeka platform allows users to browse items, search (choosing between keyword, Boolean, and exact match options), and view the entire annotated list of periodicals.

If you would like to see Feminist Periodicals issues from 1981 to 2017, please go to our institutional repository here.

Please note that each periodical's contents may not be included in every issue of Feminist Periodicals. Inclusion is dependent on a variety of factors, including the publication schedule of each journal and timing of the receipt of periodical content information.

Publisher: Dr. Karla J. Strand
Editor: Kelsey Foster
Student Assistant: Jayda Bessel

Previous editors: Lachrista Greco, MA, MLIS, and Linda Fain
Previous student assistants: Amelia Teske, Mizuki Shiraishi, Alyssa Stevenski, and Emerson Encell

Copyright Holder: Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System

We ask librarians to catalog the website: http://www.feministperiodicals.org

For questions or comments, please email: feministperiodicals@library.wisc.edu

Terms and Conditions of Use

FEMINIST PERIODICALS, copyright Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, is available online at no charge. Issues may be downloaded and printed or stored electronically. When FEMINIST PERIODICALS is used as a source for research or other purposes, appropriate credit should be noted. For further questions about use, contact the University of Wisconsin System Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian.