Journal Information

Aims and scope
IJIR: Your Sexual Medicine Journal addresses sexual medicine for all sexes and genders as an interdisciplinary field. This includes work from basic science researchers, urologists, obstetricians and gynecologists, endocrinologists, cardiologists, family practitioners, internists, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, radiologists and other physical and mental health care professionals. It also includes work from gender and sexuality researchers, sex therapists, and others with scholarly expertise in human sexuality and sexual well-being. Areas of interest include:


  • Design and methodology of clinical trials of human sexual function and dysfunction across categories of sex and gender
  • Analysis of gender, sex, and sexuality in relation to sexual function and satisfaction
  • Conceptual and methodological issues in measuring sexual function and experience
  • Psychological assessment of sexual function and dysfunction
  • Interpersonal-relational aspects of sexual function
  • Historical, philosophical, or sociological perspectives on sexual medicine and sexual well-being
  • Sociocultural and ethical issues in sexology
  • History, case studies, and physical examination of human sexual function and dysfunction
  • Diagnostic testing: vascular, neurologic, endocrinologic, anatomic, psychologic, nocturnal arousal, genital tissue biopsy, etc.
  • Pediatric interventions into genital, sexual, or reproductive anatomy (therapeutic or non-therapeutic)


  • Primary care perspective in the treatment of human sexual function and dysfunction across categories of sex and gender
  • Modification of reversible causes of sexual dysfunction
  • Sex steroid therapies for sexual dysfunction
  • Vacuum devices for sexual dysfunction
  • Psychotherapy in the treatment of sexual dysfunction
  • Oral vasoactive agents for the treatment of sexual dysfunction
  • Topical treatment for sexual dysfunction
  • Intra-urethral and intracavernosal therapy for erectile dysfunction
  • Reconstructive surgeries for genital repair following injury
  • Penile prosthesis for the treatment of erectile dysfunction
  • Microvascular arterial bypass surgery/Venous leak surgery for erectile dysfunction

Basic science:

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

Special problems:

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

This journal also publishes special/guest-edited issues. The peer review process for these articles is the same as the peer review process of the journal in general. Additionally, if the guest editor(s) authors an article in their special issue, they will not handle the peer review process.

IJIR: Your Sexual Medicine Journal covers a range of subject areas, to read content across the scope of the journal view the journal's subjects page here.

Why publish in IJIR: Your Sexual Medicine Journal?

  • Established in 1989, our highly respected journal publishes ground-breaking work, including the first research on Viagra (Sildenafil).
  • We cover the study of sexual dysfunction, addressing sexual medicine for all sexes and genders as an interdisciplinary field. We also publish numerous special features, including Wilson's Workshop, and welcome comments and reviews focusing on key topics.
  • We ensure high visibility for your publication through the platform. We also provide guidance to authors on how to expand the reach of their work through repositories and our free SharedIt initiative.
  • We offer funder-compliant open access options.

8 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.

2022 Citation Metrics

2-year Impact Factor*: 2.6
5-year Impact Factor*: 2.4
Immediacy index*: 1.1
Eigenfactor® score*: 0.00214
Article influence score*: 0.6
Journal Citation Indicator*: 0.68

SNIP**: 1.233
SJR***: 0.570

*2022 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2023)
**Source-normalized Impact per Paper (Scopus)
***SCImago Journal Rank (Scopus)

2023 Peer Review Metrics

Submission to first editorial decision: 8 days
Submission to Accept: 122 days

2023 Usage Metrics

Downloads: 461,116
Altmetric mentions: 5,149

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
Science Citation Index
UK Health Centre Index


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


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