Call for Submissions: Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, & Social Justice

Posted by Tabitha Johnson, community karma 27
The Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice (“RGSJ”) is currently soliciting articles for publication in its Winter and Spring issues to be published in December and May, respectively. RGSJ is a journal of multi-disciplinary scholarship published by students at the University of Tennessee College of Law. Though still a new journal, RGSJ is proving its tenacity, ranking tenth in journals discussing sexuality and the law in the 2014-2015 ExpressO Guide. RGSJ focuses on a variety of social issues affecting the Tennessee and national legal community. Focusing on these areas, RGSJ allows scholars, practitioners, and students to improve race, gender, and social relations through scholarly works by fostering research and providing a publication that strives toward the pursuit of social justice. Issues of RGSJ are available in electronic format on and on HeinOnline. 

Submissions may cover any subject that fits within RGSJ’s broad framework of race, gender, and social justice. Currently, we are particularly interested in publishing articles addressing the legal aspects of transgender bathroom bills, racial classifications in drawing political districts, immigration/refugee law, remedies for hate crimes based on sexual orientation, and same-sex adoption. Please submit a proposal to us that is no longer than three pages on or before Monday, June 6, 2016. Depending on space constraints and other considerations, we may be able to extend you a pre-approval offer of publication. The earlier we receive a proposal, the greater the chance we
can extend a pre-approval offer. We will continue to accept article submissions on a rolling basis until the Spring issue is filled. Note that you are not required to submit a proposal or obtain pre-approval in order to submit an article for publication.

Articles should be between ten and thirty-five double-spaced pages, not including footnotes and citations. Proposals should be submitted via e-mail to, while articles can be submitted via email or via Scholastica to the Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, & Social Justice.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Tabitha Johnson
Editor-in-Chief, Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, & Social Justice