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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  • Ian Holloway
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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2.484 (2021)
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3.397 (2021)
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36 days
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271,196 (2021)
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  • Introducing our New Editor-in-Chief!

    Ian W. Holloway, PhD, LCSW, MPH is a licensed clinical social worker and professor of social welfare in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Professor Holloway’s applied behavioral health research examines the contextual factors that contribute to health inequities among sexual and gender minority populations.

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1553-6610
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1868-9884
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