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Psychology of Sexualities Review

The Psychology of Sexualities Review is a peer-reviewed publication that aims to advance understanding of sexuality issues with respect to psychological theory, knowledge and practice and to facilitate the development of the psychology of sexualities in the UK and internationally.

As the publication of the British Psychological Society’s Psychology of Sexualities Section, it also aims to disseminate information about Section activities.

Scheduled publication frequency:

  • Variable


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To contact the Book Review Editor please email [email protected]

For queries about submissions or contributions please email the editor.

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The Editor invites empirical, theoretical and review articles, case studies and reflective pieces, bibliographic articles, interviews with leading figures in the field, short articles on relevant research papers, conference reports, book reviews and notices of events and activities that are likely to be of interest to Section members. The Editor also welcomes proposals for Special Issues featuring several articles on a common theme.

Academic submissions (Electronic submission)

Electronic manuscripts (maximum 8000 words including references) should be typewritten, double-spaced with 1" margins on A4 page-layout. Each manuscript should include a word count. On a separate sheet, include the author’s name, professional address, telephone number, email address and current professional activity. As academic articles are blind peer-reviewed, the rest of the manuscript should be free of information identifying the author(s). Empirical, theoretical and review articles should include an abstract (maximum 120 words) and up to six keywords that describe the paper (for indexing purposes). Graphs, diagrams, etc., should be supplied in camera-ready form. Written permission should be obtained by the author for the reproduction of tables, diagrams, etc., from other sources. Full bibliographic references should be contained in the list of references at the end of each article. They should be listed alphabetically by author, be complete, accurate, and in APA format. If in doubt about any formatting issue, authors should either consult the Editor, or should adhere to the format used in articles published in previous issues of the Psychology of Sexualities Review. 

Submitting your work

Articles and all other submissions should be sent electronically to the Editor, with the text 'Manuscript Submission POSR' in the email header. Submissions should be sent as a Word Document attachment, together with a covering letter. PDF attachments are also acceptable in the first instance. A copy should be retained by the author(s). Book Review submissions should be sent to the Book Reviews Editor. It should be noted that conference reports, contributions to ‘Research in Brief’ and ‘Focus on Activism’, letters and notices about courses, conferences, research and other forthcoming events are not peer-reviewed but are evaluated by The Editor. However, book reviews and all other reports should conform to the general guidelines for academic articles. Authors should not use sexist, racist or heterosexist language and follow the British Psychological Society’s guidelines for the use of non-sexist language contained in the booklet Code of Conduct, Ethical Principles and Guidelines.

Hard copy subscriptions are not available for this publication.

Single issues are available for purchase in pdf format via the BPS Shop online.

Members of the Psychology of Sexualities Section can download copies of the review for free.

For queries regarding subscription please contact [email protected] quoting 'Psychology of Sexualities Review subscriptions' in the subject line.

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