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Sexualities

Studies in Culture and Society

2014 Impact Factor: 0.460
2014 Ranking: 106/142 in Sociology
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Founding Editor
Ken Plummer University of Essex, UK
Editors
Feona Attwood Middlesex University, UK
Travis S. K. Kong University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Roisin Ryan-Flood University of Essex, UK
Book Review Editor
Isabel Crowhurst University of Essex, UK

eISSN: 14617382| ISSN: 13634607|Current volume: 18|Current issue: 4 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

Sexualities is an established international journal and an invaluable resource, publishing articles, reviews and scholarly comment on the shifting nature of human sexualities. The journal adopts a broad, interdisciplinary perspective covering the whole of the social sciences, cultural history, cultural anthropology and social geography, as well as feminism, gender studies, cultural studies and lesbian and gay studies.

Sexualities publishes work of an analytic and ethnographic nature which describes, analyses, theorises and provides a critique on the changing nature of the social organisation of human sexual experience in the late modern world.

"Sexualities has more than fulfilled its initial manifesto. It has rapidly become indispensable for the serious student of the sexual. Its intelligence and liveliness gives academic publishing a good name." Jeffrey Weeks, London South Bank University, UK

"In a short time Sexualities has become established as a major journal in the field, publishing a lively and diverse range of articles from both new and internationally renowned scholars." Stevi Jackson, University of York, UK

The journal covers a wide-range of topics, and a full list can be found here:http://sex.sagepub.com/site/includefiles/Topics_List.pdf

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Members of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality receive 25% discount on the individual rate. To qualify for this discount simply confirm details of your membership and quote the society code SSSS when ordering!

For further information about the society visit http:/www.sexscience.org/

Electronic Access:

Sexualities is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://sexualities.sagepub.com

Consistently one of the world’s leading journals in the exploration of human sexualities within a truly interdisciplinary context, Sexualities publishes peer-reviewed, scholarly articles that exemplify the very best of current research. It is published six times a year and aims to present cutting-edge debate and review for an international readership of scholars, lecturers, postgraduate students and advanced undergraduates.

Sexualities publishes work of an analytic and ethnographic nature which describes, analyses, theorizes and provides a critique on the changing nature of the social organization of human sexual experience in the late modern world. It seeks to inform about 'lived life' and 'real world events' and to stimulate debate and discussion over controversies surrounding contemporary sexualities.

The journal covers a wide-range of topics, and a full list can be found here:http://sex.sagepub.com/site/includefiles/Topics_List.pdf

Each issue contains a special features section including some of the following: book reviews; classic books revisited; interviews; reviews of films and film festivals; panel discussions and debates; photographic information; teaching essays; state of the field reviews; electronic networking information; conference announcements and reports; select bibliographies on special topics.

International Advisory Editorial Board
Barry Adam University of Windsor, Canada
Kath Albury The University of New South Wales, Australia
Dennis Altman La Trobe University, Australia
Paul Amar University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Meg Barker Open University, UK
Elizabeth Bernstein Columbia University, USA
Evelyn Blackwood Purdue University, USA
Tom Boellstorff University of California, Irvine, USA
Moira Carmody University of Western Sydney, Australia
Raewyn Connell (Australia)
Gary Dowsett La Trobe University, Australia
Jan Willem Duyvendak University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
R Danielle Egan St Lawrence University, USA
Marc Epprecht Queen’s University, Canada
James Farrer Sophia University, Japan
Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez University of Texas-Austin
Gayatri Gopinath New York University, USA
Jack Halberstam University of Southern California, USA
Jeff Hearn Örebro University University, Sweden; Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Gert Hekma University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phil Hubbard University of Kent, UK
Janice Irvine University of Massachusetts, USA
Stevi Jackson University of York, UK
Katrien Jacobs The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Christian Klesse Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Don Kulick University of Chicago, USA
Thomas W Laqueur University of California, Berkeley, USA
Martin Manalansan IV University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Fran Martin University of Melbourne, Australia
Joseph A Massad Columbia University, USA
Mark McLelland University of Wollongong, Australia
John Mercer Birmingham City University, UK
Richard Mole University College London, UK
Surya Monro University of Huddersfield, UK
Viviane Namaste Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Canada
Jodi O'Brien Seattle University, USA
Susanna Paasonen University of Turku, Finland
Mark Padilla Florida International University, USA
Rebecca Plante Ithaca College, USA
Jasbir Puar Rutgers University at New Jersey, USA
Kane Race University of Sydney, Australia
Diane Richardson Newcastle University, UK
Lisa Rofel University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Gayle Rubin University of Michigan, USA
Teela Sanders University of Leeds, UK
Theo Sandfort Columbia University, USA
Petula Sik Ying Ho Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
Clarissa Smith University of Sunderland, UK
Arlene Stein Rutgers University at New Jersey, USA
Yvette Taylor London South Bank University, UK
Leonore Tiefer New York University, USA
Jeffrey Weeks London South Bank University, UK
Jan Wickman Abo Akademi University, Finland
Andrew Yip University of Nottingham, UK
Audrey Yue University of Melbourne, Australia
Associate Editor and Administrator
Agnes Skamballis University of Essex, Colchester, UK
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    1. Peer review policy
    2. Article types
    3. Authorship
    4. Publishing Policies
      4.1 Publication Ethics
      4.1.1 Plagiarism
    5. How to submit your manuscript
    6. Journal contributor's publishing agreement
      6.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    7. Statements and conventions
      7.1 Acknowledgments
      7.2 Declaration of conflicting interests
      7.3 Funding acknowledgement
      7.4 Other statements and conventions
    8. Permissions
    9. Manuscript style
      9.1 File types
      9.2 Journal style
      9.3 Reference style
      9.4 Manuscript preparation
    10. After acceptance
      10.1 Proofs
      10.2 E-Prints
      10.3 SAGE production
      10.4 OnlineFirst publication
    11. Further information

    Sexualities is an established international journal and an invaluable resource, publishing articles, reviews and scholarly comment on the shifting nature of human sexualities.

     

    1. Peer review policy

    Sexualities operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and the author’s name is withheld from the reviewer. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees.

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    2. Article types

    Sexualities publishes high quality research articles in all subjects covered by its aims and scope. It also publishes commentary pieces and book reviews. Sexualities publishes themed issues per volume.

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    3. Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once the authorization of all contributing authors has been gathered. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    1. have made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data
    2. drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content
    3. approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section.
    Please refer to the ICMJE Authorship guidelines at http://www.icmje.org/ethical_1author.html.

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    4. Publishing policies

    4.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.  

    4.1.1 Plagiarism

    Sexualities and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

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    5. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Sexualities is hosted on SAGE track a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sexu to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.

    Manuscript preparation: papers should not normally exceed 7,000 words and should be typed double spaced on single-sided A4 or US standard size paper. Ensure that your paper includes (a) title page with title and author (b) abstract page: the abstract should be about 100 words; plus 5 key words (c) the text presented with the title (but not the author) repeated again (d) endnotes where needed (e) full, checked reference section following Harvard style with authors and dates bracketed in the text and with full bibliography at the end (see journal for examples), (f) a separate page (for the purposes of blind refereeing) with full details of all authors, their current affiliation and address/phone/fax/email details plus a short biographical note (c. 75 words), (g) a separate page with a contact address for the next 6 months, email included.

    Tables should be typed (double line spaced) on separate sheets and their position indicated by a marginal note in the text. All tables should have short descriptive captions with footnotes and their source(s) typed below the tables. Illustrations: all line diagrams and photographs are termed Figures and should be referred to as such in the manuscript. They should be numbered consecutively. Line diagrams should be presented in a form suitable for immediate reproduction (i.e. not requiring redrawing), each on a separate A4 sheet. They should be reproducible to a final printed text area of 115 mm x 185 mm. Photographs should preferably be submitted as clear, glossy, unmounted black and white prints with a good range of contrast. All figures should have short descriptive captions typed on a separate sheet.

    Style: use a clear readable style, avoiding jargon. If technical terms or acronyms must be included, define them when first used. Use non-racist, non-sexist language and plurals rather than he/she.

    Spellings: UK or US spellings may be used with '-ize' spellings as given in the Oxford English Dictionary (e.g. organize, recognize).

    Punctuation: use single quotation marks with double quotes inside single quotes. Dates should be presented in the form 1 May 1998. Do not use points in abbreviations, contractions or acronyms (e.g. AD, USA, Dr, PhD).

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    6. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright.  Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    Sexualities and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the Journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice.  Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    6.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    7. Statements and conventions

    7.1. Acknowledgements

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    7.2 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. Sexualities does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    7.3 Funding Acknowledgement

    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Sexualities additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit Funding Acknowledgements on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding or state in your acknowledgments that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    7.4 Other statements and conventions

    Non applicable.

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    8. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    9. Manuscript style

    9.1 File types

    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted.  Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork below.

    9.2 Journal Style

    Sexualities conforms to the SAGE house style.  Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    9.3 Reference Style

    Sexualities adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Harvard output style by following this link and save to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you’ve done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style...” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

    9.4 Manuscript Preparation

    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    9.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online

    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    9.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files

    Sexualities does not currently accept supplemental files.

    9.4.5 English Language Editing services

    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service.  Visit English Language Editing Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    10. After acceptance           

    10.1 Proofs

    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    10.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints on our Journal Author Gateway.

    10.3 SAGE Production

    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Sexualities with SAGE. 

    10.4 OnlineFirst Publication

    A large number of journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet.

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    11. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    Journal office email address: jrnsexu@essex.ac.uk

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