DisciplineClinical Psychiatry
Edited byKenneth J. Zucker
Publication details
4.507 (2020)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Arch. Sex. Behav.
ISSN0004-0002 (print)
1573-2800 (web)
OCLC no.1183760

The Archives of Sexual Behavior is a peer-reviewed academic journal in sexology. It is the official publication of the International Academy of Sex Research.


The journal was established in 1971 by Richard Green, who served as its editor-in-chief until 2001.[1] He was succeeded by Kenneth J. Zucker.[1] It is published by Springer Science+Business Media[2] and has become a leading journal in its field.[3][when?]

Abstracting and indexing

Archives of Sexual Behavior is abstracted and indexed in Biological Abstracts, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences, EMBASE, Family & Society Studies Worldwide, Health and Safety Science Abstracts, Index Medicus/MEDLINE, Psychological Abstracts, PsycINFO, Referativny Zhurnal, Risk Abstracts, Sage Family Studies Abstracts, Scopus, Sexual and Relations Therapy, Social Sciences Citation Index, Social Science Index, Sociological Abstracts, Studies on Women & Gender Abstracts, and Violence and Abuse Abstracts.[2] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal's 2020 impact factor is 4.507.[4]

Accusations of editorial bias and subsequent boycott

In May 2023, an open letter, signed by a hundred researchers who had previously published in the Archives of Sexual behavior, accused the journal of editorial bias against the LGBTQ community. The letter also garnered support from five professional groups specializing in the study of LGBTQ people. The letter cited a number of articles published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior which they described as having poor research ethics and which failed to declare their financial ties to anti-LGBTQ political groups. Signatories of the letter declared that they "will no longer submit to the journal, act as peer reviewers, or serve in an editorial capacity until Dr Zucker is replaced with an editor who has a demonstrated record of integrity on LGBTQ+ matters and, especially, trans matters".[5]


  1. ^ a b "Editorial Board", Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2008, retrieved 2013-06-03
  2. ^ a b "Home page", Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2008, retrieved 2013-06-03
  3. ^ Bergner, Daniel (2009-01-22). "What Do Women Want?". New York Times Magazine. pp. MM26. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  4. ^ "Archives of Sexual Behavior". 2020 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2021.
  5. ^ "Open Letter re: Archives of Sexual Behavior". asbopenletter.com. 2023-05-05. Archived from the original on Jan 22, 2024. Retrieved 2024-01-11.