Journal of Hate Studies

(Vol. 18) Justice and Equity: Challenging Hate and Inspiring Hope

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Our Mission

The Center for the Study of Hate's mission, in alignment with Gonzaga University’s Jesuit identity, involves undertaking activities aimed at promoting reconciliation and overcoming hate. The Journal is peer-reviewed and publishes interdisciplinary work that scrutinizes the roots and prevalence of hate in the contemporary world. First established in the year 2001 and credited with publishing foundational work within the field of Hate Studies, the Journal has international distribution and welcomes contributions from various disciplines. Articles published in the journal examine hate in any of its manifestations (e.g. racism, misogyny, antisemitism, homophobia, religious intolerance, ethnic violence, anti-immigrant animus); consider how hate is institutionalized, maintained, or perpetrated through culture, organizations, policies, politics, media, discourses, and epistemologies; and develop, adapt, or refine the methods used for understanding or overcoming hate. The Journal reflects the optimism that as hate is understood, it can be contained and controlled, allowing for persons to reach their full human potential.

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Journal of Hate Studies Receives DOAJ Seal of Approval


The Journal of Hate Studies has received the Seal of Approval from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), an online directory of high quality, peer-reviewed, open access journals. The Seal is awarded to a select number of journals in the DOAJ that adhere to highest standards of publishing and openness.

To qualify for the Seal, journals must demonstrate their commitment to open access and publishing best practices by meeting seven criteria in the areas of accessibility, openness, discoverability, reuse, and author rights. Of the 15,000 open access journals indexed in the DOAJ, only 1,398 have received the Seal. This recognition from the DOAJ further establishes the Journal of Hate Studies as a high-quality, open access publication venue.


The Journal of Hate Studies is an international scholarly journal promoting the sharing of interdisciplinary ideas and research relating to the study of what hate is, where it comes from, and how to combat it. It presents cutting-edge essays, theory, and research that deepen the understanding of the development and expression of hate. The Journal aims to provide a deeper understanding of the processes that encourage the expression of hate so that methods of challenging and stopping its expression may be based on theory and research. The Journal reflects the optimism that as hate is understood, it can be contained and controlled allowing for persons to reach their full human potential without fear of retribution.

Writing and Content

The Journal seeks articles written with precision and depth, and that are compelling for a wide audience. Articles accepted for publication are citation-based (7th Edition APA style), with high quality underlying philosophical and psychological development of thought. A primary criterion for acceptance is the level to which the article enriches, extends, and advances the study and understanding of hate in its multiplicity of forms.

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