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The Journal of Sex Research 
The official journal of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

2020 JCR Impact Factors: 2-year 5.141  /  5-year 5.672

Journal Citation Indicator (JIC): 2.18

Ranked 5/110 journals in the Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences Category
Ranked 18/131 journals in the Psychology, Clinical Psychology Category

Copyright: Journal Citation Reports®, Clarivate Analytics
The Journal of Sex Research (JSR) is a scholarly journal devoted to the publication of articles relevant to a variety of disciplines involved in the scientific study of sexuality. Designed to encourage research and promote an interdisciplinary understanding of the diverse topics in contemporary sexual science, JSR publishes empirical reports, brief reports, theoretical essays, review articles, methodological articles, commentaries, and letters to the editor. 

The Journal does not accept personal narratives or case reports. JSR also publishes the Annual Review of Sex Research, devoted to comprehensive reviews of current topics in sexual science.

JSR actively seeks submissions from researchers around the world.
Want to submit a manuscript?
All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the JSR Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double blind, and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts. 

The Journal of Sex Research is pleased to offer sexuality researchers a new submission format to consider for their work: Registered Reports.

What is a Registered Report?
It's an approach to conducting and publishing research that is supported by more than 300 journals (JSR is one of the first sexuality journals to adopt them), in which Reviewers and the Editor provide authors with helpful feedback before authors carry out their research, with Reviewers providing results-agnostic appraisals of the research. 

For details on submitting your manuscript CLICK HERE.

For comprehensive Registered Report submission guidelines, CLICK HERE
Inquiries to JSR 
All inquiries regarding JSR policy and manuscript preparation/submission should be sent to the JSR Editor: 

Cynthia A. Graham, PhD, C Psychol. 
Editor, Journal of Sex Research 
Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health 
Department of Psychology, Room 44/3016 
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences 
Shackleton Building (B44) 
University of Southampton 
Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ UK 

Interested in receiving the Journal of Sex Research?


A subscription to The Journal — an annual value of $294.00 (USD) — is included with your SSSS membership.
You'll also have online access to all past issues — starting with Vol. 1, Issue 1 in 1965.


JSR Editorial Board

Cynthia A. Graham, PhD, C Psychol. 
University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

Associate Editors 

Kelly Davis, PhD
Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Christian Grov, PhD

City University of New York - Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, New York, New York, USA 

Osmo Kontula, PhD
Population Research Institute, Helsinki, Finland 

Marta Meana, PhD
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Lucia O'Sullivan, PhD
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 

Margaret Rosario, PhD
City University of New York - City College and Graduate Center, New York, New York, USA 

Brian Willoughby, PhD
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA 

Annual Review of Sex Research (ARSR) Editor 

Kirstin Mitchell, PhD
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland 

Registered Reports Editor 

John Sakaluk, PhD
Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Statistical Consultants 

Amanda N. Gesselman, PhD 
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA 

Devon J. Hensel, PhD 

Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Consulting Editors 

Heather Armstrong, PhD
University of Southampton; Southampton, England 

Liza Berdychevsky, PhD
University of Illinois at Urbana; Champaign, Illinois, USA

Karen L. Blair, PhD
St. Francis Xavier University; Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada 

Amy Bleakley, PhD, MPH
University of Delaware; Newark, Delaware, USA

Shari Blumenstock, PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison; Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Anthony F. Bogaert, PhD
Brock University; St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada 

Beáta Bőthe, PhD
University of Montreal; Montreal, Canada

Lisa Bowleg, PhD
The George Washington University; Washington, DC, USA

Lori A. Brotto, PhD
University of British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sara B. Chadwick, PhD
University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 

Meredith Chivers, PhD
Queen's University; Kingston, Ontario, Canada 

Aaron H. Devor, PhD
University of Victoria; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 

Lisa M. Diamond, PhD
University of Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Michelle Drouin, PhD
Indiana University, Purdue University; Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA 

Shari L. Dworkin, PhD
School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Washington Bothell; Bothell, Washington, USA

Anke Ehrhardt, PhD
Columbia University; New York, New York, USA

Terri D. Fisher, PhD
Ohio State University at Mansfield; Mansfield, Ohio, USA

William A. Fisher, PhD
University of Western Ontario; London, Ontario, Canada 

J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS
Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

 Amanda K. Gilmore, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina, USA 

Patrick R. Grzanka, PhD
The University of Tennessee; Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Gert Martin Hald, PhD
University of Copenhagen; Copenhagen, Denmark

Christian Joyal, PhD
University of Québec at Trois-Rivières; Quebec, Canada

Heather Hensman Kettrey, PhD
Clemson University; Clemson, South Carolina, USA

Amy L. Hequembourg, PhD
University at Buffalo; Buffalo, New York, USA

Jenny A. Higgins, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison, Wisconsin, USA 

Terry Humphreys, PhD
Trent University, Peterborough; Ontario, Canada 

Janet Shibley Hyde, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Taylor Kohut, PhD
University of Western Ontario; Ontario, Canada

Consulting Editors, cont'd:

Barbara Krahé, PhD
University of Potsdam; Potsdam, Germany

Justin Lehmiller, PhD

The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University; Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Amy Lykins, PhD

University of New England; Australia

Megan K. Maas, PhD
Michigan State University; East Lansing, Michigan, USA

Kathryn Macapagal, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Chicago, Illinois, USA 

Kristen Mark, PhD

University of Kentucky; Lexington, Kentucky, USA 

Robin R. Milhausen, PhD
University of Guelph; Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Elizabeth M. Morgan, PhD
Springfield College; Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Charlene Muehlenhard, PhD
University of Kansas; Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Pedro Nobre, PhD
Faculdade de Psicologia, Universidade do Porto; Porto, Portugal

Spencer B. Olmstead, PhD
University of Tennessee; Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Anthony Paik, PhD
University of Massachusetts - Amherst; Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Richard Parker, PhD
Columbia University; New York, New York, USA

Patrícia M. Pascoal, PhD
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias; Lisboa, Portugal

Jay P. Paul, PhD
University of California at San Francisco; San Francisco, California, USA

Samuel L. Perry, PhD
University of Oklahoma - Norman; Norman, Oklahoma, USA

Juliet Richters, PhD
University of New South Wales; Sydney, Australia

Theo Sandfort, PhD
New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University; New York, New York, USA

Michael Seto, PhD
Royal Ottawa Health Care Group; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Robyn L. Shepardson, PhD
VA Center for Integrated Healthcare; Syracuse, New York, USA

Shayna Skakoon-Sparling, PhD

Ryerson University; Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

Alexsandar Štulhofer, PhD
University of Zagreb; Zagreb, Croatia

Bente Traeen, PhD
University of Tromsø; Tromsø, Norway

Julia Velten, PhD
Ruhr University Bochum; Bochum, Germany

Virginia J. Vitzthum, PhD
Indiana University - Bloomington; Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Brooke Wells, PhD
Widener University; Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

Laura Widman, PhD
North Carolina State University; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Malachi Willis, PhD
University of Glasgow; Glasgow, Scotland 

Paul J. Wright, PhD
The Media School, Indiana University; Bloomington, Indiana, USA

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