International Journal of Fashion Studies
ISSN: 20517106
Online ISSN: 20517114
First published in 2014
2 issues per volume
Current Issue:
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Principal Editors
Emanuela Mora

Università Cattolica di Milano

Agnès Rocamora

London College of Fashion
Paolo Volonté
Politecnico di Milano
Reviews Editor
Rachel Lifter
Parsons New School
Translations Editor
Rupert Waldron
University of Arts London
Editorial Assistant
Marco Pedroni
eCampus University
The International Journal of Fashion Studies is a scientific peer-reviewed journal that fosters the worldwide diffusion of Fashion Studies. Fashion Studies is an interdisciplinary field of research that has been producing an extensive repertoire of theories, analyses and enquiries.
English being a lingua franca of the international academic world, much of the most influential – not least as it is the most visible - literature has been produced in the English speaking world. Indeed, access to a global readership is premised on the submission to academic journals of texts written in English. However, over the years a meaningful corpus of fashion studies has developed in other regions that have just as much of a tradition as Anglophone countries in costume, clothing, and fashion practice as well as in the study of social and cultural phenomena. But this corpus is not written in English and, because of language obstacles, has not reached an international audience. Scholars who are not English speakers and have neither the time nor the resources to produce texts in that language may be excluded from current debates on fashion, clothing and appearance. The richness of their material can go unacknowledged, which can only deprive the field of Anglophone fashion studies of significant findings and insights. This is at odds with both the global nature of the fashion system and the call, in much contemporary academia, for the fostering of international networks and research.
The editorial team of the International Journal of Fashion Studies strongly believes that the reception of contributions from countries with less visibility in English language academic publications has been long overdue. It has therefore set as its main aim the disseminating of the work of non English scholars written in the original language of their authors. To do so an innovative process of peer-reviewing has been designed. In agreement with the publishing house, Intellect, all articles can be submitted to the journal in the native language of their author. They will be reviewed in that language. It is only once the article has been accepted for publication that it will be translated into English. Moreover, the work will be available in the original language on the publisher’s website. It is indeed very important not to lose the richness of the text written in the native language.
Moreover the International Journal of Fashion Studies aims to support theoretical and methodological discussion across the social sciences, the arts and humanities. Indeed it is the journal’s conviction that understanding fashion means approaching it from various perspectives. Only then will the complex experiences and practices of its individual and institutional agents be grasped.
The International Journal of Fashion Studies will pay particular attention to the theoretical rigor of the submissions and the quality of engagement with the empirical data gathered, whether it is through quantitative or qualitative methods (ethnography, textual analysis, archival work, oral history, etc.).
By opening up the field of fashion studies to non English speakers the International Journal of Fashion Studies will not only shed new light on some key existing themes of the international debate (such as gender, sustainability, globalisation, etc.) but it will also bring to the fore topics and issues heretofore unattended.
Abstracting and Indexing 
ABI/Inform Global; ABI/Inform Complete; ABI/INFORM Professional; Design and Applied Art Index; Entrepreneurship; ERIH PLUS; Ulrich's 
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