Submission and Peer Review

     Any well-researched article regarding or related to human same-sex sex will be considered. We welcome empirically-based reviews of literature, religion, commentary, debates, historical commentary, and especially articles that compare along important medical, psychological, or sociological dimensions those who engage in same-sex sex versus those who do not. Submissions to the Empirical Journal of Same-Sex Sexual Behavior should be in Microsoft Word, in English, following either British or American spelling, doublespaced, and sent by attachment to []. All tables should be formatted in Word and all figures in a commonly used format. An abstract of no more than 200 words should be included with each manuscript. This abstract should include a summary of the assessment, numbers of subjects, and key findings. Articles will be peer reviewed, and the comments of reviewers will be made available to authors who submit (a reviewer’s choice will be respected as to whether they want to be known). Accepted articles will be published along with excerpts of the reviews collected before final publication, and these excerpts may be signed depending on the desire of reviewers. 


     References should include the last names and first initials of all authors up to seven (otherwise list the first seven and then et al.), the title of the article or monograph, the complete name of the journal (each word of the journal spelled out), the volume (if applicable), number (if necessary), pagination, (if a book or monograph) the publisher and location of publication, and year of publication. As long as these vital facts are included, no particular format is required as per the examples below.

McGaghy CH. (1971) Child molesting. Sexual Behavior
Rubin S. (1988) Sex education: teachers who sexually
abuse students. Paper presented at 24th International
Congress of Psychology, Sydney, Australia.
Shakeshaft C. (2000) Educator Sexual Misconduct: A Synthesis
of Existing Literature. U.S. Department of Education,
Doc # 2004-09.
Laumann EO, Gagnon JH, Michael RT, Michaels R. (1994)
The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices
in the United States. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago

Copyright Restrictions, Open Access

     The Empirical Journal of Same-Sex Sexual Behavior is copyrighted. Articles are published on-line, and are open access. They can be accessed and downloaded without charge unless the article is to be included in a printed or electronic compilation offered for money. If so, permission will have to be obtained from the Empirical Journal of Same-Sex Sexual Behavior and the author, who will divide the fees associated with the project. However, any authors may utilize their own article without charge for any publication edited or authored by them, and can make as many copies or distribute it any way they choose.

Publishing Fees

     Authors will be charged $500 per article up to 8,000 words, and $100 for each additional 1,000 words. Formatting to PDF beyond three Tables and Figures will be charged ‘at cost.’

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