The Call for papers for the edited volume D. Vujadinovic, I. Krstic (Eds.) GENDER PERSPECTIVE IN LAW, Springer 2022

Dear colleagues,

We are in the process of editing a forthcoming international book titled Gender Perspective in Law, to be published by Springer. This book represents the first systemic attempt to offer an all-encompassing gender competent legal knowledge. The necessity of a gender sensitive approach in legal education emerges from the highest value and normative standards of modern international and national law. Educating law students (future lawyers, judges, prosecutors, administrative workers, members of the parliament and governmental bodies), as well as students of humanities-social sciences, in a gender-sensitive manner means to invest in legislation which is of better quality. It will also lead to more adequate interpretation and implementation of legal framework, and better stipulated public policies. It also means investing in a more just legal system by sensitizing judges in particular, but also legal professionals in all fields of legal practice and public administration and policy decision-making. This serves the fulfillment of the essence of contemporary law – equal respect and protection for all individuals that leads to their equal opportunities, and diminishes possibilities for gender discrimination.

This contributed volume will stimulate not only the authors, but also other experts and academics from the fields of law and humanities-social sciences, to re-construct their legal and multidisciplinary knowledge starting from the principle of gender equality.

We would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite you to submit your work for consideration in this publication, bearing in mind your research interests. We are certain that your contribution will make an excellent addition to this publication.

The title and abstract shall be submitted until April 30, 2021. The draft text shall be submitted until November 30, 2021, while reviewing and selection of the texts will be conducted until January 2022.

Articles of between 10,000 and 15,000 words are preferred but shorter or longer articles may be considered. An abstract shall be up to 300 words and include key words. Abstracts and papers shall be sent to the following emails: and; an email shall contain a title: Abstract/Article for the book Gender Competent Legal Knowledge.

The book is scheduled for release in July 2022. The articles are expected to match the strict criteria of the highest academic quality, based on two peer reviews. These should be original, unpublished work and not under consideration for publication elsewhere either in hard copy or online.

The relevant topics related to gender equality in the following legal and non-legal fields of knowledge will be included into this book, according to the following proposed Table of Content:

Gender Perspective in Law

Dragica Vujadinović and Ivana Krstić (editors)

Section I Historical, Political and Sociological Context of Gender Competent Legal Disciplines
(Section editors Susanne Strand and Antonio Alvarez)

  • Gender Issues in Comparative Legal History
  • Feminist Legal and Political Theories
  • Sociology of Law and Gender Equality
  • Gender Competent Criminology

Section II Gender Competent Private Law
(Section editors Gabriele Carapezza Figlia and Ljubinka Kovačević)

  • Civil Law and Gender Equality
  • Gender Competent Family Law
  • Gender Equality and Business Law
  • Gender Perspective of Labor Law

Section III Gender Competent Public Law
(Section editors Marko Davinić, Thomas Giegerich)

  • Public Law and Gender Equality
  • Gender Competent Criminal Law
  • Gender Perspective of Environmental Law
  • Public Policies on Gender Equality

Section IV Gender Competent International Law
(Section editors Isabel Ribes Moreno, Marco Evola, Thomas Giegerich)

  • International Law and Gender Equality
  • EU Law and Gender Equality
  • Feminist Judgments – International and National
  • Private International Law and Gender Equality

Section V Law and Economics – Gender Perspective
(Section editors Eleonor Kristofersson and Svetislav Kostic)

  • Gender Economics
  • Gender Equitable Taxation
  • Gender Perspective of Social Security Law

Section VI Conclusion

The following Springer Writing Guidelines are to be followed:


Please use decimal numbering headings throughout the whole book. The chapters themselves should not be numbered. All chapters should start with heading 1., followed by 1.1, 1.2, 2. etc. Please make sure that no heading level is skipped or used twice. If you want to refer to sections in other chapters, please use the following style: see in this volume author, chapter title, section x.x. Please do not refer to page numbers within the volume as the page numbering will alter during typesetting and proof corrections.

Chapter opening page:

For the first page of each chapter, we need the following information about the authors: Name, Institution (if applicable), Department (if applicable), City, Country, Email address.

Please write the contributors’ information in the manuscript directly beneath the chapter title. The contributors’ information will be published on the first page of the chapter in the printed and the online versions as well as on our SpringerLink website. If a chapter is written by more than one contributor, please indicate which author will be in charge of the correspondence with our production team concerning proof corrections. The contributors’ academic titles or roles cannot be included on the chapter’s first page. However, we can include short contributors’ biographies at the end of the chapter.


Please provide an abstract for each chapter.


The footnotes should follow Springer’s Law Style. This means that for journal articles, chapters and books, the information in the footnote is given as follows: Name (year), page number. All additional bibliographic information is given in the reference lists.

Case law, legal documents etc. should be cited in the usual way.

Reference lists:

Each chapter should end with a reference list. The reference list should include all literature cited in the chapter. The reference list should be created in accordance with the Springer reference style “Basic” (Key style points, p. 9 ff.).


Please number the figures and table chapter wise. (in case you the contributors use figures or/and tables). The first figure in each chapter should be “figure 1”, the first table in each chapter “table 1”. Please refer to each figure/table in the text, e.g., “see table 2”, “as figure 1 shows”… As the figures’/tables’ position might shift slightly during typesetting, the references to the figures/tables are important. In the online version, we will link from the text reference to the respective figure/table. Each figure must have a legend, each table a caption. Please indicate the source of each figure or table.

If the figures/tables are not created by the contributors themselves especially for this volume or have been published before, we need the copyright holders’ permission to reuse those figures/tables in the online and print version.