Guide for Authors

Submission guidelines


§   About the Journal

§   Title page

§   Abstract

§   Text

§   Conflicts of interest

§   Acknowledgments

§   References

§   Tables

§   No Page Charges

§   Submit an article / How to submit

§   Informed consent

§   English Language Editing


About the Journal

Journal of Sexual Health Psychology is a peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research from all over the world. Please see the journal's Amis & Scope for information about its focus and peer-review policy.

Please note that this journal only publishes manuscripts in English.


title page is required for all APA Style papers.


The title page should be on a separate page. The title page contains the names of the authors, Author affiliation, Corresponding Author, and Author notes. The title should be concise and obvious.

Author information

  • The name (s) of the author(s) should be in full form
  • The affiliation(s) of the author(s). i.e. university or institution and everywhere that is place author(s), department, city, state, country
  • Active email of the corresponding author
  • Also, if the author(s) have the ORCID, it should be written


  • The abstract should include these components: Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions 
  • The abstract should not be more than 250 words.
  • The abstract should be on a separate page.
  • Keywords must be at least three and should not be more than six words


The article format should be in Word Office or LaTex files, the font of the article should be with Times Roman 12.

The text of the manuscripts includes the following items: 

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Acknowledgments
  • References

Conflicts of interest

All authors declare no conflict of interests, including any financial, personal, or other relationships with other people or organizations. Or the authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. 



Acknowledgments of others should be written in a separate section before the references section. It can include acknowledgments of individuals, grants, funds, universities, institutes, and so on.


References in this journal should be based on APA style.


If a journal article has a DOI, include the DOI in the reference. Of course, on the basis APA 7th DOI is a hyperlink; the Label “DOI” no longer required.


If a journal article does not have a DOI article but has a URL, please write its URL at the end of the reference.


References should be given at the end of the article in alphabetical order.


References are written in the text as follows:


  • One author: (Cohen-Kettenis, 2019)
  • Two authors: (Kuyper & Wijsen, 2014)

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References page:

Please submit a separate reference file in BibTeX format in a Word file. In fact, in addition to the list of references in the article, you should submit an additional file of references in BibTex format. You can do this through Google Scholar.

Order the references alphabetically.


McGuire, J. K., Berg, D., Catalpa, J. M., Morrow, Q. J., Fish, J. N., Nic Rider, G., ... & Spencer, K. (2020). Utrecht Gender Dysphoria Scale-Gender Spectrum (UGDS-GS): construct validity among transgender, nonbinary, and LGBQ samples. International Journal of Transgender Health21(2), 194-208.


van der Miesen, A. I., de Vries, A. L., Steensma, T. D., & Hartman, C. A. (2018). Autistic symptoms in children and adolescents with gender dysphoria. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders48(5), 1537-1548.



Table should not be put in the text. They should be put in a separate file, in fact in a separate page as Table.

Tables should appear on a separate page after references. All tables must be written in APA style


What is in the table should not appear in the same way in the text.


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No Page Charges

There is no charge for submission and publishing an article in this journal.

Submit an article / How to submit

All manuscripts should be on the basis of APA style.

To submit a manuscript, please first register on the journal site, then your article submission. All manuscripts should be in English. In this journal, the process of submitting articles is online: 


If you have a problem, please email us:

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Informed consent

All manuscripts should write this sentence in the methods section. Informed Consent Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study. 

English Language Editing