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
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).Society Discount
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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.
|Ken Plummer||University of Essex, UK|
|Feona Attwood||Middlesex University, UK|
|Travis S. K. Kong||University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Roisin Ryan-Flood||University of Essex, UK|
|Dr Phoebe Kisubi Mbasalaki||University of Essex, UK|
|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||The Open University, UK|
|Elizabeth Bernstein||Barnard College|
|Evelyn Blackwood||Purdue University, USA|
|Tom Boellstorff||University of California, Irvine, USA|
|Moira Carmody||University of Western Sydney, Australia|
|Raewyn Connell||University of Sydney, Australia|
|Gary Dowsett||La Trobe University, Australia|
|Jan Willem Duyvendak||University of Amsterdam, 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||Orebro University, Sweden|
|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, 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||Leicester University, 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, USA|
|Yvette Taylor||University of Strathclyde, 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|
|Agnes Skamballis||University of Essex, Colchester, UK|
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sexu to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Sexualities will be reviewed.
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that Sexualities may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy. If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.
- What do we publish?
1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper
- Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests 2.6 Data
- Publishing policies
3.1 Publication ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open access and author archiving
- Preparing your manuscript
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplemental material
4.4 Reference style
4.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
5.2 Information required for completing your submission
- On acceptance and publication
6.1 SAGE Production
6.2 Online First publication
6.3 Access to your published article
6.4 Promoting your article
- Further information
Before submitting your manuscript to Sexualities, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
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.
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).
The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.
1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.
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.
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. 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:
- Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
- Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
- Approved the version to be published,
- Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. 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 International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.
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, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.
2.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
- Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
- Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
- Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.
Where appropriate, SAGE reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.
Sexualities requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
Sexualities encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
The journal is committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research, and has the following research data sharing policy. For more information, including FAQs please visit the SAGE Research Data policy pages.
Subject to appropriate ethical and legal considerations, authors are encouraged to:
- share your research data in a relevant public data repository
- include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, we encourage you to consider using the statement to explain why it cannot be shared.
- cite this data in your research
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.
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 published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, 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; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
3.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
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 the SAGE Author Gateway
Sexualities offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information on Open Access publishing options at SAGE please visit SAGE Open Access. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE’s Author Archiving and Re-Use Guidelines and Publishing Policies.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
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.
Sexualities does not currently accept supplemental files.
Sexualities adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
Sexualities is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. 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.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary 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 see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal SAGE Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.
Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.
SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Sexualities editorial office as follows:
Journal office email address: firstname.lastname@example.org