About Gender & Development

Gender & Development is a unique journal that is also a project. Its aim is to inspire, influence and support development and humanitarian policy and practice, promoting  social justice and gender equality. Published by Oxfam for 25 years in partnership with Routledge/Taylor & Francis, the journal has become essential reading.

We publish accessible yet rigorous articles by gender and development practitioners, policymakers and researchers, and feminist activists from around the globe.

Each of our three issues per year focuses on a cutting-edge theme.

Editorial team

Editor: Caroline Sweetman

Assistant Editor:  Liz Cooke

Associate Editors

Ruth Pearson, University of Leeds, UK

Ines Smyth, Independent Consultant, UK

Editorial Advisory Group

Write for the journal

Contributions are welcome from all involved in development initiatives: policy-makers and practitioners, researchers both inside and outside academia, and feminist activists.

Gender & Development is published three times a year, in March, July and November. Articles blend clear accessible style with rigour and referencing, to be useful to the widest possible readership. For more details see our guidelines below.

Article Guidelines Book Review Guidelines

As the journal is thematic, all articles are fully commissioned through Calls for Contributions.

Forthcoming themes

Climate Crisis – November 2020 (call for contributions now closed)

March 2021 (call for contributions now closed)
Feminist Politics July 2021 (watch for our Call, coming soon)

For further information, contact the Editor, Dr Caroline Sweetman, at csweetman@oxfam.org.uk

Read the journal

Gender & Development is published for Oxfam by Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

For details about subscribing to the journal, please visit the Taylor & Francis website. For those who cannot afford to subscribe, individual articles from the journal are available free of charge in line with the journal’s aims as a development project, by arrangement with the publishers.

Articles are free to access via the Oxfam Policy & Practice website.

Subscription rates

A Special Rate of £40 / US$70 is available to any subscriber with an address in a low or middle income country. Visit the website for information on how to access this rate.

Please note this rate is not available for subscriptions placed via a subscriptions agent.

2020 rates

Institutional rate


plus VATPrint and online access

Institutional rate


plus VATOnline only

Personal rate


plus VATPrint and online access

Low/Middle Income Country


plus VATPrint and online access

All subscription rates for Gender & Development, except the Institutional Online rate, include both print and online access. Online access is to the current volume and full journal archive.

Subscriptions purchased at the personal rate are strictly for personal, non-commercial use only. The reselling of personal subscriptions is prohibited. Personal subscriptions must be purchased with a personal cheque or credit card. Proof of personal status may be requested.

For more information about how to subscribe, and to read a sample copy, visit the Routledge/Taylor & Francis website.

E-books and books

Selected issues of the journal from past years are available as e-books and books, published by Practical Action Publishing as the ‘Working in Gender & Development’ series. Details can be found on Practical Action’s website.