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Archives of Sexual Behavior

The Official Publication of the International Academy of Sex Research

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The official publication of the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR), Archives of Sexual Behavior publishes scientific research on sex, gender, and sexuality.

We invite contributions from multiple disciplines including, but not limited to, anthropology, biology, history, law, medicine, psychiatry, psychology, and sociology.

Contributions consist of both quantitative and qualitative empirical research, theoretical reviews and essays, clinical case reports, and letters to the editor. 

Topical areas include, but are not limited to: abuse, coercion, and consent; alternative sexualities; cross-cultural studies; lifespan development; endocrinology; evolution; family diversity; gender development; gender diversity; mating psychology; media and technology; neuroscience; non-human animal behavior; paraphilias; psychobiology; risk-taking; sex education and health; sex/gender differences and similarities; sex therapy; sexual and romantic relationships; sexual dysfunctions; sexual orientation; sexual psychophysiology; sexual/gender discrimination and stigma; sexually transmitted infections; and transactional and commercial sex.
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  • Now Accepting Brief Reports

    Brief Reports are original research and/or preliminary findings presented in a more succinct way and with fewer details than regular articles. Brief Reports should be empirical in nature and follow the structure of a typical manuscript (Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion). Brief Reports can describe new findings that have an immediate impact on the field of sex/gender research, present new data on controversial issues, or point to conceptual, cutting-edge implications. If methodologically sound, Brief Reports may present null findings or the non-reproducibility of prior research.

    Brief Reports should be no longer than 3500-4000 words: the abstract, references, and figure and table captions are excluded from the word count. There is no limit to the number of figures, tables, or references included. Supplementary material (i.e., information tangential to the main paper) is allowed. Narrative literature reviews or meta-analyses will not be considered for Brief Reports. Qualitative reports may not be appropriate for Brief Reports.

    Brief Reports will be subject to standard masked peer review (2-3 reviewers). In your cover letter, please provide the rationale for submission as a Brief Report rather than submission as a regular Article.

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