This research paper aims to present a thorough overview of the Journal of International Women’s Studies (JIWS). The Scopus database has been used to study the most prolific writers and frequently cited papers of the JIWS. This article considered 907 papers, which offers a map of the knowledge produced and circulated by the JIWS. It offers insights into publication activities, prominent themes, citation trends, and the state of collaborations among the contributors to the JIWS and the journal’s aggregate contributions to the area of Women’s Studies. Moreover, by analyzing the correlation of keywords and how they are clustered together, the authors have highlighted maximum relevant topics. They have highlighted the most popular papers in terms of the number of citations. Additionally, the research paper features the past, the present, and the future trends in JIWS through an analysis of the average appearance date of keywords. The study offers a retrospective analysis of the content published in the journal. Over time, the JIWS has seen an increase in publication activity and citations, reflecting its growing presence among Women’s Studies and feminist journals. The findings also reveal its relevance and diverse contributions to research in the area of women’s studies, gender studies, and feminisms. The primary purpose of the study is to inform potential writers by contributing a variety of indicators to develop papers targeting JIWS, understanding the emerging topics and research areas for publishing their future research in the journal.

Author Biography

Dr. Rohail Hassan is a Senior Lecturer of Corporate Governance and Finance at Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB), Universiti Utara Malaysia. His research interests include corporate governance, women empowerment, gender-related issues, diversity and inclusion, gender diversity, big data and analytics, firm performance, and strategy. The main research has been published in leading management journals (e.g., Journal of Management and Organization, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Economics Bulletin, Sustainability, JRFM, and IJFS). Currently, he is working as a series editor for the work titled “Big Data for Industry 4.0: Challenges and Applications” – Taylor & Francis Group. *Corresponding author E-mail: rohail.hassan@uum.edu.my

Dr. Meghna Chhabra is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Management Studies, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad, Haryana, India and is UGC NET Qualified. She has completed a funded project with Department of Science and Technology (DST) and is currently working on an Indian Council of Social Science and Research (ICSSR) project on capacity building of women entrepreneurs. She has over 12 years’ experience of teaching doctorate, masters and graduate students, research, management training and consultancy in leading B Schools and Universities in India. She has over 15 publications in high quality journals. Presently she is working as an editor on a book titled “Entrepreneurship and Big Data: The Digital Revolution” - CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, USA. Author email: meghnachhabra28@gmail.com

Dr. Arfan Shahzad is a Senior Lecturer of Management Information and Business at Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB), Universiti Utara Malaysia. He has successfully supervised six Ph.D., four DBA students, and more than eight master’s students. Arfan is currently supervising two Ph.D./DBA candidates in information systems and business management. Arfan is an active researcher; he has published more than 50 articles in international peer-reviewed and indexed journals of Scopus and ISI. He has served as an editorial board member of some international journals. He has also conducted training on data analysis using Smartpls 3.0 and SPSS in Malaysia, Thailand, and Pakistan for postgraduate students. Before joining the academia, Arfan was Chief Technology Officer in R&D SerindIT.com, Malaysia. Author email: arfan@uum.edu.my

Dr. Diana Fox, Professor and Chair of the Anthropology Department at Bridgewater State University, is a cultural and applied anthropologist, scholar-activist, and documentary film producer. Her work focuses on the Anglophone Caribbean, particularly Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago where she researches issues of gender and sexual diversity, women’s social movement activism for ecological sustainability, women's human rights and transnational feminisms and activism. She serves on a number of boards and committees including the Sexualities Working Group of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), the international advisory board of the Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project (FACRP) in Trinidad and Tobago, and is the Founder and Editor of the open access, online Journal of International Women’s Studies. Dr. Fox is the executive producer of two documentary films, Earth, Water, Woman: Community and Sustainability in Trinidad and Tobago and Many Loves One Heart: Stories of Courage and Resilience about the LGBTQ movement in Jamaica. She is the recipient of three Fulbright awards and many other grants and has published a number of books and articles. Author email: d1fox@bridgew.edu

Sohail Hasan is an alumnus of KDI School of Public Policy and Management and currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Law and Socio-Economic institutions: regulatory/legal, organizational and historical-evolutionary profiles at the Department of Law, University of Naples “Parthenope”, via G. Parisi, no. 13, 80132 Naples, Italy. He secured a fully funded place for his Ph.D. program (2020). He won the ‘Global Ambassador Scholarship’ at KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Sejong-Si, South Korea, for his (MS) Master of Development Policy (2015). He completed his graduation and under-graduation programs from University of the Punjab with majors in commerce, IT, and marketing (2010). His research fields include intellectual capital, artificial intelligence, sustainable firm performance, corporate and global governance. He has a high knowledge of SLR. He regularly attends seminars and conferences on these issues. Author email: sohailhassanias.pu@kdis.ac.kr