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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Editor-in-Chief
  • Christian Grov
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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2.405 (2019)
Impact factor
2.269 (2019)
Five year impact factor
48 days
Submission to first decision
182 days
Submission to acceptance
120,234 (2019)
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1553-6610
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1868-9884
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