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Aims & Scope



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.

International Society for Sexual Medicine Mission

Specifically, the ISSM aims:
  • To establish a scientific Society to benefit the public by encouraging the highest standards of practice, education and research in the field of human sexuality;
  • To develop and assist in developing scientific methods for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions affecting human sexual function;
  • To promote the publication and encourage contributions to the medical and scientific literaturein the field of sexual function.