About the Journal

Aims and scope
IJIR: Your Sexual Medicine Journal addresses sexual medicine for both genders as an interdisciplinary field. This includes basic science researchers, urologists, endocrinologists, cardiologists, family practitioners, gynecologists, internists, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, radiologists and other health care clinicians. Areas of interest include:

Clinical:

  • Design and methodology of clinical trials of men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Psychological assessment of sexual dysfunction
  • History and physical examination of men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Diagnostic testing (vascular, neurologic, endocrinologic, anatomic, psychologic, nocturnal engorgement/rigidity, genital tissue biopsy, etc.) of men's and women's sexual dysfunction

Treatment:

  • Primary care perspective in the treatment of men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Modification of reversible causes of men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Sex steroid therapies for men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Vacuum devices for men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Psychotherapy in the treatment of men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Oral vasoactive agents for the treatment of men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Topical treatment for men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Intra-urethral and intracavernosal therapy for erectile dysfunction
  • Penile prosthesis for the treatment of erectile dysfunction
  • Microvascular arterial bypass surgery/Venous leak surgery for erectile dysfunction

Basic science:

  • History of men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Epidemiology of men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Anatomy (gross and microscopic) of men's and women's sexual function
  • Animal models used in the study of men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Vascular physiology of men's and women's genital arousal
  • Neurophysiology of men's and women's sexual function
  • Central nervous system control of men's and women's sexual function
  • Endocrinology of men's and women's sexual function
  • Molecular biologic studies in men's and women's sexual function
  • Pharmacologic studies in men's and women's sexual function
  • Risk factors for men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Iatrogenic men's and women's sexual dysfunction

Special problems:

  • Peyronie's disease of tunica albuginea (penile and clitoral)
  • Priapism of penis and clitoris
  • Diabetes mellitus and men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Chronic renal failure and men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Spinal cord injury and men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Blunt trauma and men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Pelvic cancer treatments and men's and women's sexual dysfunction
  • Causes and treatment of men's and women's ejaculatory/orgasmic disorders
  • Causes and treatment of men's and women's sexual pain disorders
  • Gene modification and therapy
  • Genital lengthening/girth enhancement surgery

Frequency
6 issues per year

Journal Metrics
Article metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention are available from each article page, and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper.

The 2018 peer review performance metrics for IJIR: Your Sexual Medicine Journal are shown below:

  • Average time to decision without external review - 9 days
  • Average time to decision following external review - 36 days
  • Articles published online within approximately 25 days and in print within 3 months.
  • Over 38,500 recipients in receipt of the monthly electronic table of contents alert.
  • Over 500,000 views of the journal website per year.

The 2018 journal metrics* for IJIR: Your Sexual Medicine are as follows:

  • 2-year Impact Factor: 1.517
  • Journal Rank: 53/76 Urology & Nephrology
  • 5-year Impact Factor: 1.495
  • Immediacy index: 0.340
  • Eigenfactor® score: 0.00123
  • Article Influence Score: 0.403

*2017 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)

Abstracted/indexed in

Index Medicus/MEDLINE
Elsevier BIOBASE/Current Awareness in Biological Sciences
Current Opinion in Urology
Excerpta Medica/EMBASE
Current Contents/Clinical Medicine
Research Alert
SciSearch
Science Citation Index
UK Health Centre Index

ISSN and eISSN

International standard serial number (ISSN): 0955-9930
Electronic international standard serial number (eISSN): 1476-5489.

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