Publication and Dissemination



IASSCS promotes relevant dissemination of socio-cultural research on sexuality via several initiatives: IASSCS research and training programs, the IASSCS website and IASSCS association with other journals. In doing so, IASSCS aims to strengthen communication among researchers, policy makers and activists, inform sexuality policies debates and provide crucial support for various activist campaigns regarding sexuality throughout the globe.

National and international research journals – printed and online – are essential for promoting communication among researchers and practitioners in the sexuality research field, and for disseminating research results and/or information regarding ongoing advocacy activities.



IASSCS annual membership includes a one year online subscription to the Culture Health and Sexuality journal published by Taylor & Francis. IASSCS encourage the submission of articles for possible publication in Culture, Health and Sexuality. Visit the Culture, Health and Sexuality website or download the journal’s specific submission guidelines.

As an international journal, Culture, Health and Sexuality seeks to:

  • Provide an international forum for the analysis of culture and health, health beliefs and systems, social structures and divisions, and the implications for these for sexual health, and individual, collective and community wellbeing;
  • Provide an environment in which the policy and practice implications of research in the fields of culture and health, and culture and reproductive and sexual health can be considered; and
  • Offer a setting for critical scholarly debate about how best to analyse the cultural dimensions of health issues in general, and reproductive and sexual health issues in particular.

Included in Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)  and MEDLINE.

Editor: Peter Aggleton
Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia

Published By: Routledge
Volume Number: 19
Frequency: 12 issues per year
Print ISSN: 1369-1058
Online ISSN: 1464-5351




Sexualidades is an electronic working papers series on sexuality studies in the Americas, published in association by IASSCS and the International Resource Network-IRN, an initiative of CLAGS, the Center for LGBTQ Studies at City university of New york. Each issue is simultaneously published in english, Spanish and Portuguese.


Horacio Federico Sívori, Chief Editor
Centro Latino-Americano em Sexualidade e Direitos Humanos, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Oralia Gómez-Ramírez
Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Canada

Rita María Pereira Ramírez
Unión Nacional de Juristas, Cuba

Violeta Barrientos Silva
Departamento de Estudios de Género, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru



The conference proceedings reports are made available to disseminate key knowledge from each IASSCS conference. In addition to providing brief details on the presentations, these reports explore cross-cutting themes and make note of significant information and contributions. 

Here you can find the conference proceedings from the VIII IASSCS 2011 Conference. These proceedings provide a summary of the presentations and key discussions, focusing on the conference theme of sexual (in)equality.

Here you can find the conference proceedings from the IX IASSCS 2013 Conference. These proceedings provide a summary of the presentations and analysis of the intersections between sex, love and the marketplace.



Concurrent with each IASSCS conference, a special issue of Culture, Health and Sexuality is published comprised of a selection of abstracts representing panel, individual, and exhibit presentations at the conference. These abstracts are evaluated and scored by an International Review Committee and those receiving the highest score are selected for inclusion in the special issue. As part of the conference material provided at the registration desk, IASSCS also offers a USB containing all abstracts to be presented at the conference. Abstracts are listed by type (panel and individual presentation), and conference theme (as suggested by authors).