About the Journal


Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture is an open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed international journal that seeks to serve as a platform for the theoretical production of Southeastern Europe and enable its visibility and an opening for international debate with authors from both the “intellectual centers” and the “intellectual margins” of the world. It is particularly interested in promoting theoretical investigations which see issues of politics, gender and culture as inextricably interrelated. It is open to all theoretical strands, to all schools and non-schools of thought without prioritizing cannons and their major figures of authority. It does not seek doctrinal consistency, but it seeks consistency in rigor of investigation which can combine frameworks of interpretation derived from various and sometimes opposed schools of thought. Our passion is one for topics rather than philosophical masters.



Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture was founded in 2001 by Katerina Kolozova and Žarko Trajanoski, as a project supported by the Swedish Foundation Kvinna till Kvinna, carried out by the Research Center for Gender Studies - Skopje which functioned as autonomous project of the Open Society Institute within the framework of the International Center for European Culture - Euro-Balkan. In the year 2007 it continued to be published by Euro-Balkan Press. After a hiatus of almost two years (2012-2013), the founders have decided to continue the publication of the journal with a new publisher - the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities - Skopje.


We publish exclusively in English (and at times in German, French and Macedonian as an exception).  


Identities is indexed and/or abstracted in:

Identities is member of Central and Eastern European Online Library.

Identities is member of Radical Open Access

Identities' OA publishing and archiving policy is registered with SHERPA RoMEO (via DOAJ). 

Currently we are undergoing review for the following memberships and indexing services:

  • Open Humanities Press featured journals
  • Open Academic Journals Index
  • Contemporary Culture Index
  • Women Studies Abstracts
  • JournalSeek


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