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Culture, Health and Sexuality journal


Culture, Health & Sexuality provides a high quality environment in which to publish internationally relevant, cutting edge research on culture, health and sexuality.  Published monthly (12 issues a year) in association with the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS), the journal is in its 18th year of year of publication.

Papers come from a wide range of disciplines – including anthropology, cultural studies, development studies, education, law and human rights, policy studies, psychology, public health, sexual and reproductive health, and sociology. Cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary contributions are welcome.

The journal has a strong international focus, as reflected in the composition of the editorial board, which includes members from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas.

Key issues focused upon include:

  • Culture, sexuality and health, health systems and beliefs, social structures and divisions;
  • Sexual and reproductive health – of individuals, communities and populations, including STIs and HIV and sexual/reproductive health problems, but also the positive dimensions of sexual health;
  • Sexual and gender inequality and health, including the health and well-being of sexual and gender minorities, sexual and reproductive health and rights; and
  • Policy and practice dimensions of research on sexuality, culture and health; sexual and gender inequality and health; and sexual and gender violence. 

The journal is published by Taylor and Francis and its editor-in-chief is Scientia Professor Peter Aggleton.

Impact Factor

2015 Impact Factor: 1.588 (2016 Thomson Reuters, 2016 Journal Citation Reports) 

Peer Review Policy

All research papers in this journal, including those in special issues, special sections or supplements, have undergone rigorous peer review based on initial editor screening and anonymised refereeing by at least two independent referees. 

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