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Sexuality, Gender, and Policy Journal

 Gender and Sexuality


An open access journal from the PSO

Aims and Scope:

SGP is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the social, political, and cultural dimensions of sexuality, as well as policy-relevant research on issues related to sexual health, sexual rights, and sexuality education. The open access journal seeks to further expand opportunities for scholars to publish fully-rounded research on the historical development of sexuality and gender studies, current topics and methods in the field, and cutting-edge debates on theories and issues focusing on sexuality, gender, culture, and policy. It aims to examine and expand traditional definitions and boundaries within the realm of gender and sexuality, while acknowledging conditions of inequality, marginality, and post-coloniality. It is an interdisciplinary journal that welcomes articles from an array of disciplines. It aims to become an academic tool, publishing articles, reviews, syllabi, and other scholarly comments on the growing areas of sexuality and gender. It covers the social sciences, cultural history, cultural anthropology, public policy, as well as queer theory, feminist, gender, and LGBT studies.

The Rationale:

We seek to publish research that focuses on the political processes and debates that have led to the creation and implementation of a variety of gender- and sexuality-related policies around the world. Questions that we aim to discuss in future issues are: How and why is sexuality regulated by the state? Why is sexuality often perceived as ideologically polarizing any given nation? In addition to the state, what other social and political actors play central roles in the creation and implementation of gender- and sexuality-related policies? What do we learn from analyzing gender- and sexuality-related policies about the views that various groups and institutions hold in relation to social difference and diversity; human rights, social equality, and citizenship; the relationship between government and civil society; political activism; and the separation between church and state? This is an international journal that seeks to publish high quality works from scholars from around the globe. The various institutions of higher education affiliated to PSO will produce both quality contributions and a global audience for the journal.

Editorial Structure:

Editors: Dr. Guillermo de los Reyes, University of Houston
Book Review editor: Dr. Shawn Schulenberg
Assistant to the Editor: Nicholas Heisig


The journal covers topics including:
• Global sexualities
• The intersection of sexualities by class, race, gender and age
• Queer theory
• LGBT studies
• Sexualized and gendered identities
• Globalization of sexualities
• Sexuality and Intersectionality
• Representations and mass media communication of gender and sexualities
• Sex work and sex tourism
• Sexuality and Education
• Diversification of sexualities
• Methodologies of sex research
• Sexual politics
• Health and sexualities
• Public health and HIV and AIDS
• New theories and methodology

Other Sections:

• Book reviews
• Classic books revisited
• Interviews
• 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

Submission Guidelines:

Manuscripts should have no author identification in the cover sheets, text, notes, or sources, and should be presented in justified alignment. Please identify all authors along with contact information for each in the email message. Authors should submit their manuscripts as attached documents via email to the editor, Guillermo de los Reyes, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All articles should be should be in Microsoft Word format written in 12 point Times New Roman font. Consult The Chicago Manual of Style for text and citation format. Authors should use parenthetical references showing author and year of publication in the text. An abstract of no more than 150 words should accompany the submission. All submissions will be revealed by members of the Managing Board of Editors. Those manuscripts that pass initial review will be sent to two readers for further review. The author is responsible for securing proper permission for the use of any accompanying illustrations, photographs or charts.

Contact Information:

Guillermo de los Reyes, Ph.D.
Sexuality, Gender and Policy
Associate Professor, Latin American Culture and Literature
Associate Director, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
Phone: (713)-743-3716
Fax: (713)-743-0935
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