Overview ISSM journals
Keep up with the field through the 4 official journals of the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM).
Membership in the ISSM includes a free subscription to the journals (online). There is a small surcharge if you want to receive the hardcopy versions. Full ISSM members receive a 50% discount on the publication fee to publish in the gold Open Access journal Sexual Medicine.
Impact Factor 3.5 (2022) – 12 issues per year
The Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM) – Impact Factor 3.5 (2022) – 12 issues per year
The Journal of Sexual Medicine publishes multidisciplinary basic science and clinical research to define and understand the scientific basis of male, female, and couples sexual function and dysfunction. As an official journal of the International Society for Sexual Medicine and the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health, it provides healthcare professionals in sexual medicine with essential educational content and promotes the exchange of scientific information generated from experimental and clinical research.
The Journal of Sexual Medicine includes basic science and clinical research studies in the psychologic and biologic aspects of male, female, and couples sexual function and dysfunction, and highlights new observations and research, results with innovative treatments and all other topics relevant to clinical sexual medicine.
The objective of The Journal of Sexual Medicine is to serve as an interdisciplinary forum to integrate the exchange among disciplines concerned with the whole field of human sexuality. The journal accomplishes this objective by publishing original articles, as well as other scientific and educational documents that support the mission of the International Society for Sexual Medicine.
John P. Mulhall, MD, MSc, FECSM, FACS (USA)
Impact Factor 2.6 (2022)
ISSM members receive a 50% discount on the publication fee.
Sexual Medicine – a Gold Open Access publication – Impact Factor 2.6 (2022)
ISSM members receive a 50% discount on the publication fee.
An official publication of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, Sexual Medicine publishes multidisciplinary clinical, basic, and epidemiological research to define and understand the basis of sexual function and dysfunction in diverse populations. Sexual Medicine welcomes manuscripts on basic anatomy and physiology pertaining to human sexuality, pharmacology, clinical management of sexual dysfunction, epidemiological studies in sexuality, psychosexual and interpersonal dimensions of human sexuality, clinical trials, and other articles of interest to clinicians and researchers interested in human sexuality. The open access format of Sexual Medicine ensures that accepted manuscripts will be rapidly published and fully accessible by interested healthcare professionals worldwide.Sexual Medicines emphasis on papers relevant to specific populations distinguishes it from The Journal of Sexual Medicine, which will continue to publish manuscripts on issues of general interest to sexual medicine practitioners worldwide, and Sexual Medicine Reviews, which publishes systematic reviews of controversial topics in sexual medicine.
Sexual Medicine will consider all types of original clinical and basic research papers, including studies conducted with human subjects and experimental models, as well as high-quality clinical, epidemiological, and healthcare policy papers related to sexual function and dysfunction. Sexual Medicine particularly focuses on papers of regional or specialty interest, although any manuscript dealing with sexuality research will be considered. Specific interest is in the following areas of content: Education, Epidemiology, Basic Science, Psychology, Outcomes Assessment, Anatomy/Physiology, Intersex and Gender Identity Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Ejaculatory Disorders, Womens Sexual Health, Mens Sexual Health, Couples Sexual Dysfunctions, Pharmacotherapy, Peyronies Disease, Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation, Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, Dyspareunia, Pharmacotherapy for Sexual Dysfunction, Surgical Management of Sexual Dysfunction, Endocrinology, Oncology.
Alan Shindel, MD, MAS (USA)
Impact Factor 3.6 (2022)
Sexual Medicine Reviews (SMR) – Impact Factor 3.6 (2022)
Sexual Medicine Reviews publishes evidence-based, in-depth reviews of the highest caliber on multi-disciplinary clinical or translational topics in Sexual Medicine. These reviews, published quarterly, embrace wide-ranging, comprehensive subjects of sexual function and dysfunction in all genders.
The scope of SMR represents the diversity of subjects in basic science and clinical practice that define sexual health, sexual function, sexual dysfunction and sexual medicine. SMR is targeted at the sexual medicine investigator, practitioner, and trainee, but is also explicitly intended to appeal to and serve the needs of a broader audience of generalists and specialists with interest in or need of a high quality overview of a specific topic in sexual medicine.
SMR accomplishes this objective by publishing high quality, evidence-based reviews that support the mission of the International Society for Sexual Medicine.Current Editor-in-Chief
Review—Suggested Maximum Word Count: 5,000
Review articles are timely, in-depth treatment of an issue.
As of May 22, 2023, submission of Review articles to SMR is no longer required to be by invitation only. Authors are welcome to submit Review articles directly in the SMR submission system
Irwin Goldstein, MD (USA)
Your Sexual Medicine Video Journal
The journal was created by the ISSM to serve as a forum for sexual medicine to allow its members to exchange notable ideas via the visual medium. Our members are scattered across the globe and prosthetic urology is a tiny subspecialty of sexual medicine. A specific goal was to facilitate the transmission of surgical technique knowledge regarding the implantation of surgical devices related to sexual medicine.
Our editorial team welcome your video submission of anything you feel needs illustrating in the field of sexual medicine. While we are titled a journal of prosthetic urology, your submission does not have to involve a medical device. We presently have such diverse videos as how to make a surgical video, robot assisted vaso-vasotomy, repair of penile injuries and communication skills development in sexual medicine.
As Editor-In-Chief, I promise rapid turnaround of your submission with constructive criticism by experts in the field of sexual medicine. I also promise to have the best instructional videos from our industry sponsors, AMS & Coloplast, always available on our website to facilitate your optimum patient outcomes. Unlike other medical video journals, the generous participation of these industry partners permit our website to be available without charge or without the requirement of a password to sexual medicine physicians and physicians in training worldwide.
I hope you will enjoy our journal and return every month to see “what’s new”.
Rafael Carrion, MD (USA)
The open-access journal of the ISSM, Sexual Medicine, is now published by Oxford University Press (OUP). OUP has Read and Publish Agreements* with numerous Universities and Institutions, which allows some authors to publish open access in Sexual Medicine journals at reduced rates or no cost. Please refer below for more information and to determine if you are able to publish at reduced rates or no cost in Sexual Medicine!
Terms and Conditions:
- The corresponding author must be affiliated with one of the participating institutions.
- The agreements may vary across institutions and journals, so please check this page to see if you or your co-authors are eligible to publish in the Sexual Medicine open-access journal.
- Always consult with your librarian; they are experts on R&P agreements. Please visit: https://academic.oup.com/pages/open-research/read-and-publish-agreements/participating-journals-and-institutions.
About Read & Publish Agreements:
A read-and-publish agreement is a type of transformative agreement between academic publishers and institutions (such as universities or research organizations) to provide access to scholarly journals and, at the same time, allow researchers affiliated with those institutions to publish their research in those journals without additional charges (such as article processing charges or APCs). Traditional subscription-based models have been the primary method for providing access to academic journals, where institutions pay substantial fees to access content. In contrast, open-access publishing models involve making research articles freely available to readers, typically funded through article processing charges paid by authors or their institutions.
A read-and-publish agreement combines both access and publishing components, often in a single agreement with the publisher. The institution pays a fee to the publisher, which covers access to the publisher's entire journal portfolio for the institution's users. Additionally, researchers affiliated with the institution can publish their research in those journals without incurring extra costs, as the publication fees are also included in the agreement. Read and publish agreements aim to transition the scholarly publishing system from a traditional subscription-based model to an open-access model, providing greater visibility and accessibility to research outputs while also helping to control costs for institutions. These agreements are part of broader efforts to promote open access and foster more sustainable models for scholarly communication.
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