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Journal Information

  • ISSN: 2637-9961
  • eISSN: 2637-997X
  • Frequency: Biannual


REGS (Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades)/JGSS (Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies) 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 literatures and cultures, Luso-Brazilian and US-Latino authors, artists, and filmmakers.

The biannual, peer-reviewed journal was first published in Spring 1975 at the University of Colorado, Denver by a progressive group of largely 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 In addition to critical articles on gender or gender-related topics, REGS features unpublished work by Spanish, Latin American and Latino/a authors, poets and playwrights, interviews with writers, artists, filmmakers, and critics, and a substantial book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.

Editorial Board

Editora / Editor-in-Chief
Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Michigan State University

Editora Asociada / Associate Editor
Ana Corbalán, University of Alabama

Editor de Reseñas / Book Review Editor
Vinodh Venkatesh, Virginia Tech University

Asistente Editorial / Editorial Assistant
José Adrián Badillo Carlos, Michigan State University

Comité Editorial / Editorial Board (2015-2019)
Selva Almada, escritora
Rhonda Buchanan, University of Louisville
Elena Castro, Louisiana State University
Tina Escaja, University of Vermont
Oswaldo Estrada, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Jessica Folkart, Virginia Tech University
Hólmfríður Garðarsdóttir, Universidad de Islandia, Islandia
Emily Hind, University of Florida
Robert M. Irwin, University of California, Davis
Bernardita Llanos, Brooklyn College at CUNY
Vilma Navarro-Daniels, Washington State University
María Olivera-Williams, University of Notre Dame
Cristina Rivera-Garza, University of California, San Diego
Margarita Saona, University of Illinois, Chicago
Cynthia Tompkins, Arizona State University
Akiko Tsuchiya, Washington University, Saint Louis
Carmen de Urioste, Arizona State University
Sherry Velasco, University of Southern California, Dornsife
Noël Valis, Yale University, EEUU

Submission Information

REGS accepts submissions through an online portal. Please visit the portal for more information and guidelines about submitting to the journal.


With the intention of maintaining a high-quality publication, REGS asks that authors respect the following recommendations:

I. Scholarly Essays/Articles
Articles published in Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades are original contributions that deepen, widen, and renew knowledge and research in our field. In order to do so, they must meet a series of criteria:

  1. State a clear thesis and argument or series of arguments that support it.
  2. Articles are held up by a solid investigation that bears in mind a current and relevant bibliography, as it enters into dialogue with debates at hand in the subject of study.
  3. Define and develop a clear critical apparatus, using theory, historical materials and/or other secondary sources that support the thesis.
  4. Written in a clear and well-organized manner as well as follow consistently the MLA style guide.
Formatting and style
  1. REGS publishes essays in Spanish or English.
  2. The length: between 6,500-9,000 words (approximately double-spaced 17-25 pages) including title (Spanish and English), abstracts (one in Spanish, one in English, max 120 words each), endnotes, Works Cited.
  3. Page size: US Letter.
  4. Style: MLA 7th edition.
  5. Essay: Double-space, Font 12, Times New Roman.
  6. Endnotes: Simple-space, Font 10, Times New Roman.
  7. The list of "Works Cited" should go after the endnotes page. Use "section break" (Word) to place Works Cited after endnotes page.
  8. Quotes from primary works should go in the original language (English or Spanish) without translation in the essay or note.
  9. Pages should be numbered.
  10. Do not include your name or any reference that may identify you like the essay's author. Essays must remain anonymous for the review process. See "Preparing your manuscript for (anonymous) evaluation" below.
  11. If your essay includes images/illustrations/film-captures/tv-stills, etc., consult our policy on the publication of images  (scroll down) for the correct submission of files and to secure the appropriate permissions in a timely manner. Keep in mind that an image in an essay uses half page, approximately 200 words and these are included in the final word count of the essay (max 9,000 words).
  12. For additional information and the Spanish version of these guidelines, consult the "Essays section" policy.

II. Interviews: 
See "Interviews Section" for guidelines and instructions in Spanish. Interviews are managed by REGS Associate Editor. Before you submit an interview to REGS, contact the Associate Editor and provide the following information:

  • Brief introduction about Author/Scholar/Artist to be interviewed (4-5 lines).
  • Impact of the interview for our readership  (4-5 lines)
  • Brief List of Interviewee's works, initiatives (titles only, up to 10).
  • The interviewer's/your expertise in the interviewee's work and motivation to make this interview (4-5 lines).
  • List of 7-10 questions to be approved by the associate editor.
--> Once you get an answer from REGS Associate Editor, please proceed and prepare the interview text according to the following instructions:
REGS publishes interviews with creative writers, artists, and prominent scholars whose work is related to the mission of AEGS and the scope of REGS. Interviewers must be current members of AEGS, be knowledgeable about the author's works and trajectory, and coordinate the preparation of the interview with REGS Associate Editor.

Interviews should include:

  1. A brief introduction to the author's/artist's works and its impact on Hispanic/Lusophone literature/arts.
  2. A set of well-thought questions approved by the associate editor.
  3. The author's works cited.
  4. Length: 3000-4000 words.

The preparation of interviews follows the guidelines (format, style) to prepare essays for submission (with a different word count). Contact the Associate Editor for additional information.

III. Creative Writing: See "Creative Works" section for guidelines and instructions in Spanish.

REGS welcomes unpublished work by authors, poets, and playwrights as follows:

  • Poetry: poems 3-5 pages.
  • Novel (segment): 1,000-3,300 words.
  • Short fiction: 1,000-3,300 words.
  • Playwright: (segment) 1,000-3,300 words.

Authors must confirm that the work has not been published previously (not even in online publications) or by the time the journal issue is published.

Preparation of creative works for submission

  • Times New Roman, Font 12, US letter page.
  • Pages should be numbered.
  • Include a title for each creative work.
  • Submit your work without your name. Authors provide their contact information in the message they sent to regs@msu.edu and/or the respective form of submission in this portal.
  • Simple-spaced.
  • Remove your name and any instance of identification. See "Preparing your manuscript for (anonymous) evaluation" below.


IV. Review Essays: For specific information and instructions in Spanish, see "Review Essays" section.
REGS publishes review essays of 2-5 academic/scholarly books (monographs, collections of essays) on a single topic on women's, gender and sexuality studies published in the Hispanic and Lusophone world. Preference is given to books published by academic presses within four years of the current issue’s publication. The Book Review Editor reserves the right to request revisions of review essays. Contact the Book Review Editor for additional information and titles to review in this essay.

The preparation of review essays follows the guidelines (format, style) to prepare essays for submission (with a word count between 2,000-4,000 words).

V. Book Reviews: 
For additional information and instructions in Spanish, see "Book review" section.

Book Reviews of scholarly works should:

  1. Present a clear synthesis of the topic of study.
  2. Place the reviewed book in the current debate about the topic.
  3. Present a critical perspective on the reviewed study.
  4. Length: 700-1000 words.

Reviews of literary works should:

  1. Offer a brief synopsis of the piece.
  2. Place the reviewed piece within its intellectual context, showing the tradition(s) in which it inscribes itself.
  3. Offer a critical perspective about the reviewed work, pointing out its aesthetic value and potential reflections it demands.
  4. Length: 350–700 words.

The preparation of book reviews follow the guidelines (format, style) to prepare essays for submission (with a different word count). Contact the Book Review Editor for additional information.



  1. Authors may include up to 3 images/figures that will be part of the final version of the essay. Keep in mind that images occupy half-page thus using the space of approximately 200 words. This count shall be included in the max. word count of 9000 words/essay.
  2. Only images that are being analyzed in the essay are accepted. Images with purely illustrative function--which are appropriate for a commercial publication rather than an academic journals--are not accepted.
  3. The following fall within the term "images": photographs, illustrations, maps, graphs, film- and television-stills.
  4. Images/Figures will appear in the printed journal in black and white or grayscale. In the electronic version, they may appear in color.

Formatting images for submission 

  1. Images are submitted electronically in clearly labeled graphics files separate from the manuscript text. They are submitted in the author's submission portal alongside the essay.
  2. Formats: JPG, PNG, TIFF. Must be minimum of 300 dpi at planned publication size. That is high-resolution in its 100% size.
  3. Since journal pages are 6 x 9 inches in dimensions, images should be no more than 4 x 7 inches, although smaller is preferable. This will use half-page (equivalent to 200 words).
  4. Images should be numbered (Figura 1, Figura 2, etc.) and referenced parenthetically in the text (Figure 1).
  5. Do not include/paste the image in the word document of the essay. Include a reference for its location with complete caption information. For example: [Insert Figura 1: title + info/caption + title of the file.jpg]
  6. All images should have a caption that includes: title of the image - image author/artist/creator - year - location (archive, museum, repository). If permissions were obtained, it should say "Reproduced by permission of..."

Permissions and Copyright:
It is the author/researcher’s obligation and responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright and/or other use restrictions prior to submitting materials to MSU Press for publication.
Citations, permissions, and captions are required upon submission for all images. Use the MSU-Press Permission letter to obtain permission from the image’s rights holder—we cannot publish such materials until written clearance is obtained.
Permissions to reproduced images will be uploaded in the author's submission portal.


PREPARING A MANUSCRIPT FOR (ANONYMOUS) EVALUATION (essays, review essays, creative works, book reviews)

In order to ensure that the assessment of both articles and creative works is carried out anonymously, it is asked of the authors to erase from their text any signs of their identity. We advise to follow these guidelines:

  • The name of the author is not to show on the manuscript’s title page, heading or footer.
  • If the author cites a previous work of his/her own, the name must be replaced in the citation with “author” and the appropriate reference must be left out in the bibliography. This information must be added in the final version of the article, once the manuscript has been accepted for publication.
  • Omit every reference to previous versions of the articles, as well as notes of appreciation to institutions or colleagues that could compromise the anonymity of the author. This information can also be included in the final version.
  • The author’s name should also be erased from the electronic file of the article. This can be done under the “Properties” tab when the file is selected.


As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font Times New Roman; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.Endnotes at the end of the essay: Times New Roman, font 10, simple-spaced.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. The list of Works Cited follows the MLA 7th edition.
    The list of Works Cited follows the endnotes-page after a "section break."

Author Publishing Agreements

Articles and Book Reviews accepted for publication will be required to sign a publishing agreement:

Calls for Papers

REGS Monographic Issue 2021: Call for abstracts

El campo interdisciplinario de los estudios transfeministas, queer, feministas o LGBTQ+ da cuenta de una consistente expansión de los estudios de género y sexualidad. Con el trabajo de Michel Foucault y Judith Butler, la misma categoría de género pasa a ser identificada como sistema de producción de conocimiento que crea, controla y limita cuerpos, deseos y subjetividades. Por tal motivo, tanto la teorización como la representación de identidades sexuales o de género se han visto redefinidas en los años recientes.

A nivel cinematográfico, la producción audiovisual no solo ha replanteado la cuestión del género en el plano narrativo, sino también ha revisado sus propios mecanismos de puesta en escena, registro o edición, de manera que la conocida distinción entre un llamado género documental y de ficción se encuentra cada vez más difuminada. La frontera entre el documento testimonial y la creación se ha vuelto un espacio permeable de cruce y reflexión que, junto con potenciar el documental creativo y experimental, ha dado pie a exploraciones como el falso documental, la docuficción, la autoficción o la categoría de transficción, acuñada por Camina José Donoso.

El cine luso-hispánico cuenta con un amplio corpus de producciones que, de manera simultánea, exploran tanto la representación de experiencias sexuales y/o de género, como la inscripción de un documento audiovisual. En este sentido, una interrelación entre autorreflexividad y construcciones de género se puede apreciar en el trabajo pionero de Pedro Almodóvar (¡Átame!, KikaTodo sobre mi madre, La mala educación, Los abrazos rotos); en la obra de cineastas más jóvenes como Albertina Carri (Las hijas del fuego), Baltazar Tokman (Sapos), Jacarandá Correa (Morir de pie), Tatiana Huezo (Tempestad) y en la labor individual o en conjunto de Iván Fund y Santiago Loza (Los labios), Camila José Donoso y Nicolás Videla (Naomi Campbel, El diablo es magnífico, Casa Roshell) o Carolina Adriazola y José Luis Sepúlveda (El pejesapo, Mitómana).

A la par de lo anterior, los mismos géneros cinematográficos —sus convenciones y estereotipos— también han sido objeto de escrutinio por parte de realizadores, críticos e investigadores. Los “géneros del cuerpo” (Williams) —como el melodrama, el horror, la pornografía e incluso las artes marciales— proveen otras aristas en lo concerniente a la relación entre producción cinematográfica, identidad y sexualidades. Lo monstruoso en relación con lo femenino (Clover, Creed) ha sido estudiado a través de la maternidad (Díaz-Zambrana) y la sexualidad (Subero) en América Latina. El homoerotismo de las artes marciales (Green) propone observar construcciones de la masculinidad latinas y asiáticas (Park), mientras la investigación teórica sobre el posporno en Barcelona (Egaña) sugiere pensar acerca de la opresión de la mujer y la producción de representaciones alternativas de sexualidad, como forma de resistencia.

El monográfico “El género (i)limitado” es una invitación a reflexionar en torno a los alcances y la permeabilidad de la identidad de género y los géneros cinematográficos en el cine iberoamericano. No ha habido un dossier en REGS (ni en Letras Femeninas) exclusivo sobre la producción cinematográfica hispanoamericana, las identidades de género y de sexualidad. Por lo tanto, el objetivo de este monográfico es examinar una intersección entre construcciones de género y los géneros cinematográficos.

1.     Subtemas propuestos
La presente convocatoria desea reunir artículos relacionados directa o indirectamente con los siguientes subtemas:

  • Ficción y documental: docuficción, video-ensayo, autoficción, transficción.
  • Autorreflexividad y construcciones de género y sexualidad.
  • Género y sexualidad en el cine de género.
  • Los géneros del cuerpo: horror, melodrama, pornografía, artes marciales, western, thriller.
  • Género, familias, filiaciones.
  • Género, cinematografía y deconstrucción.
  • Género, sexualidades y lo intermedial.
  • Lo queer y los géneros cinematográficos.
  • TRANSgresiones de género en el cine.
  • TRANSgresiones entre lo público y lo privado.
  • Migraciones: cuerpos migrantes/desplazados.
  • Género, migración, fronteras.
  • Experiencias migratorias de mujeres.
  • Intimidades, sexualidad y política en el cine -luso-hispano.
  • Estética y Transgresiones.
  • Mujer(es) y disidencia(s) en el margen de la representación.
  • Lo (no) visto del género y las sexualidades.
  • Género, sexualidades y animación.
  • El género de lo bizarro y lo bizarro en el género.
  • Versiones cinematográficas de género y sexualidades en la historia.

REGS call for papers 2020, 2021, 2022

Convocatoria de ensayos. Vol 46.1-2 (2020) and later (Open to all authors)

Plazos de entrega

Vol 46, issues 1-2 (fall 2020): November 30, 2019.
Vol 47.2. (fall 2021): Open to all authors. Deadline to be considered: September 1, 2020.
Vol 48.1. (summer 2022): Open to all authors. Deadline to be considered: August 1, 2021.


Se solicitan ensayos, textos de creación o entrevistas originales (inglés, español) para posible consideración en próximo números de tema abierto (2020, 2021, 2022).  Solo se aceptan manuscritos inéditos y que no estén siendo considerados por ningún otro órgano para su publicación. Antes de someter un ensayo, debe registrarse como autor en el portal digital de  REGS  http://ojs.msupress.msu.edu/index.php/REGS/user/register

Instrucciones para la preparación de manuscritos: http://ojs.msupress.msu.edu/index.php/REGS/about/submissions

(a)   Se consideran artículos en español o inglés.
(b)  Extensión: entre 6,500 y 9,000 palabras incluyendo título, notas al final del ensayo (endnotes), resumen (120 palabras max) y obras citadas (aproximadamente 18-24 páginas, hoja US-letter). Si tiene imágenes, consulte item i (abajo).
(c)   Formato ensayo: documento word (no se aceptan PDFs), doble espacio, Font 12, Times New Roman.
(d)  Formato notas (endnotes): Font 10 Times New Roman, espacio simple.
(e)   Estilo MLA style 7th edition (por favor, no use la 8va edición) para las citas en el texto y la lista de obras citadas (De ser posible, coloque la lista de obras citadas después de las notas del ensayo/endnotes. Use “section break” para preparar esta parte).
(f)   Citas textuales dentro del ensayo van en el idioma original. Si las citas son en un idioma que no sea español o inglés, incluya la traducción de la cita en la nota correspondiente. Si la traducción es del autor del ensayo, incluya “Mi traducción” al final de la nota o “todas las traducciones en este ensayo son mías a menos que se indique una fuente autorizada.”
(g)   Numere las páginas.
(h)  No incluya su nombre en su ensayo. Su nombre e información de contacto va en otro documento. Siga las instrucciones para preparar un manuscrito anónimo en http://ojs.msupress.msu.edu/index.php/REGS/about/submissions
(i)    Si incluye imágenes, ilustraciones, tablas, éstas forman parte del número máximo de páginas. Cada imagen ocupa 200 palabras del ensayo y este número se incluye en el conteo total de palabras. Contacte a regs@msu.edu para instrucciones sobre la inclusión de imágenes.

Además: Cuando someta su ensayo, el portal digital de la revista le va a solicitar que incluya lo siguiente:
(j)    Título (idioma del ensayo), resumen/sumilla (en inglés y castellano, 120 palabras max cada uno) y 5 palabras clave (idioma del ensayo.
(k)  Si no recibe una confirmación inmediatamante después de haber sometido su ensayo a nuestro portal, envíe un mensaje electrónico/email a regs@msu.edu  donde aparezca (i) el título del manuscrito (ii) el nombre completo del/la autor/a (o autores/as), (iii) la institución a la que pertenece(n), (iv) correo electrónico.

Si tiene dudas o preguntas, contacte al editor en regs@msu.edu