About the Journal

REGS (Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades)/JGSS (Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies, previously known as Letras femeninas) is the journal of the Asociación de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades (AEGS/AGSS Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies).** It is one of the earliest academic journals to be devoted strictly to gender-related issues, women authors, and feminist theory in the context of Hispanic literature and cultures, Luso-Brazilian and US-Latino authors, artists, and filmmakers.
The biannual, peer-reviewed journal was first published in the Spring of 1975 at the University of Colorado, Denver, by a progressive group of predominantly Latin and North American women scholars and writers working in US universities and colleges and has been published without interruption since then. In addition to critical articles on gender or gender-related topics, REGS features unpublished work by Spanish, Latin American, and Latino/a authors, poets, and playwrights, interviews with writers, artists, filmmakers, and critics, and a substantial book review section in every issue.
REGS is sponsored by AEGS/AGSS and the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University. 

Print copies of REGS issues from 2018 (issue 44.1; 44.2, etc.) to the present are available for purchase here: purchase print on demand

REGS/JGSS can be read online (with individual or institutional subscription) in JSTOR (1975-2020) and SPC (Scholarly Publishing Collection) (2013-present).  Since January 2023, REGS has been included in Project MUSE, Premium Collection.

Award-Winning REGS Essays
Sara Muñoz-Muriana.
"Mujeres sexualizadas, mujeres empoderadas: Capital erótico, poder y sexualidad en Los Borbones en pelota." REGS 48.2 (2022). https://doi.org/10.14321/jgendsexustud.48.2.0023
- Premio Victoria Urbano 2023 al Mejor Ensayo Crítico de Profesore/as. Asociación de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades. 

Paola Uparela Reyes. " "Yo llana estoy" o el despliegue de una virginidad queer." REGS 48.1 (2022).  https://doi.org/10.14321/jgendsexustud.48.1.0053 
- 2023 Sturgis Leavitt Award for Best Article.  SECOLAS (South Eastern Council for Latin American Studies).
- 2023 Honorable Mention, Best Article in Latin American Visual Cultural Studies, LASA.
- 2023 Honorable Mention, Silvia Molloy Prize, Sexuality Studies Section, LASA.

Claudia Berríos-Brown. "The sacahakuy tiempo: The Representation of Intersectional Violence in Literature of the Peruvian Armed Conflict (1980-2000). REGS 45.2 (2019). https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/msup/regs/issue/45/2
- Premio Victoria Urbano 2021 al Mejor Ensayo Crítico de Estudiantes de Posgrado


REGS Publishing Terms

Given the high number of submissions we receive and process, it may take 6-9 months to receive the first rounds of reviews (along with a recommendation to accept with revisions or against publication).
Additionally, it may take 18 to 20 months to have a contribution published from its submission to our OJS platform. We recommend that interested contributors watch the following 60-minute video for a detailed explanation (in Spanish) of our editorial process, stages, and timelines: Publicando con REGS (video, 60 minutes)

** previously (1974-2017) known as AILCFH (Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femeninas Hispánicas)

Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades 
Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies
Michigan State University
Department of Romance and Classical Studies
B-356 Wells Hall 
619 Red Cedar Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
Office +1 (517) 884-6315
Contact: regs@msu.edu 

Publishing Terms


Call for essays/Se reciben ensayos 2024, 2025, 2026


Se recepcionan ensayos todo el año.  Los siguientes plazos son aproximativos y proveen una idea del calendario de nuestro proceso editorial. Los artículos aceptados (después de revisiones) se publican en el siguiente número disponible en 2024 y años siguientes. 

**Authors must be professionals in the field (faculty, researchers, independent scholars, writers) who hold a Ph.D. (Doctorate) or an M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts, a terminal degree). Exceptionally, REGS will consider submissions by ABDs (All But Dissertation), advanced Doctoral students/candidates who are in the last stages of writing their dissertation. REGS may require confirmation of ABD status.

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