Sexuality Research and Social Policy is an international forum for the publication of original peer-reviewed state-of-the-art empirical research on sexuality, theoretical and methodological discussions, and the implications of this evidence for policies across the globe regarding sexual health, sexuality education, and sexual rights in diverse communities. This multidisciplinary journal also publishes brief research and conference reports; white papers; book, film, and other reviews; together with guest editorials and commentaries. In addition, Sexuality Research and Social Policy occasionally publishes special issues on timely topics.

  • Presents state-of-the-art research on sexuality, along with theoretical and methodological discussions
  • Discusses the implications of new research for worldwide policies on sexual health, sexuality education, and sexual rights
  • Publishes brief research and conference reports, white papers, and special topical issues
  • Publishes research from a wide spectrum of disciplines

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  • Christian Grov
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2.269 (2019)
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174 days
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212,555 (2020)

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  • Call for Papers: Harm Reduction and Decriminalization of Sex Work

    This special issue brings together a combination of empirical and theoretical papers that focus on public health and harm reduction perspectives, moving the discussion away from arguments about whether to decriminalize sex work or not, to explore how the decriminalization of sex work might work in practice. The aim is to consider new models of practice, problem-solving, and harm reduction in a contemporary context by bringing together academics, activists, NGOs, practitioners, and sex workers in the co-production of knowledge. The special issue is based on the premise that it is possible to produce knowledge on community safety only with community involvement.

    Guest Editors: Dr. B. Brooks-Gordon, Dr. M. Morris, Prof. T. Sanders
    Submission Deadline: January 31, 2021

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