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EMMA (magazine)

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Editor-in-Chief  Alice Schwarzer
Frequency  Six times per year
Based in  Cologne
Categories  Women's magazine
Country  Germany
EMMA (magazine)
First issue  26 January 1977; 40 years ago (1977-01-26)

EMMA is a German feminist magazine. Its print edition is published every two months in Cologne, Germany.


History and profile

The first issue of EMMA was published on 26 January 1977. Founder of the magazine was Alice Schwarzer who is still publisher and editor-in-chief. The magazine was modelled on the American magazine Ms in terms of content, targeted audience and layout. It has its headquarters in Cologne. In December 2002, the EMMA website was launched.

The name of the magazine EMMA is a wordplay of the term emancipation. Since its foundation, EMMA is the leading feminist magazine in Germany, and the only political magazine in Europe entirely run by women.

The magazine has often been criticised for its opinionated and activist stance. Yet EMMA has affected German society, creating awareness for and instigating debates on social and women's issues.

Until 2010 the magazine was published every two months. It began to come out quarterly in 2010, but in 2013 it again began to be published every two months.

The estimated circulation of the magazine was 60,000 copies in 2012.


  • Alice Schwarzer: Emma. Die ersten 30 Jahre. M√ľnchen 2007: Kollektion Rolf Heyne. (German)
  • References

    EMMA (magazine) Wikipedia

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