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Main Rules, Definitions and Basic Instructions of the SexuS Journal


1-SexuS Journal is an international, academic, peer reviewed, scientific internet journal which will be published Quarterly, starting from 2015 and along with the International Anatolian Congress on Neuroscience and Sexual Health, hosted by ASEHERT (Association of Sexual Health Education Research and Treatment). The detailed information can be downloaded from:

www.sexusjournal.com     www.ciseated.org


2- SexuS Journal is a sister journal of NeuroQuantology (www.neuroquantology.com)

and it will be published along with NeuroQuantology Journal and related web sites.


3-SexuS Journal is dedicated to supporting the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and exploration on Sexology, Sexual Health, Human Sexuality & Sex Therapy and Neuroscience; to promote academic and public education on human sexuality; to publish related articles on Neuroscience and Human Sexuality.


4- Types of contribution

SexuS Journal is committed to offering readers a stimulating mixture of reviews, original research articles, short communications, letters to the editor, perspectives and tutorials. Reviews, written by leading experts, summarize the important results of recent research within the journal scope. The journal highlights joint contributions of many disciplines of medicine, sexology, sex therapy and social sciences, and fosters interdisciplinary research.

5-Scope of SexuS Journal

  • Archeological Studies on Sexuality
  • Basic Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Drugs & Medicine
  • Education
  • Endocrinology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • History of Sexuality
  • LGBT Studies
  • Midwifery & Nursery
  • Neurology
  • Neuro-Psycho –Pharmacology
  • Neuroscience & Neurobiology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pathology and Histology
  • Pharmacology of Sexual Behavior


  • Plastic Surgery
  • Population Statistics & Demographics
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychoactive Drugs & Drugs of Abuse
  • Psychology
  • Radiology and Neuroimaging
  • Reviews on Sex Therapy & Sexuality
  • Sex & Hormone Biochemistry
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Health
  • Sexual Health Products & Sex Toys
  • Sociology
  • Studies on Cultural Differences
  • Studies on Literature & Erotica
  • Studies on Minorities
  • Urology
  • Variations & Other Sexual Preferences
  • Women’s Studies



6- SexuS Journal will be an open access internet journal (www.sexusjournal.com) until it is listed in the Expanded Science Citation Index and Web of Science. The printed individual articles and the whole issue can be purchased at a low cost. After 2016, the contributors and authors of the accepted and published articles should purchase at least 20 reprints before the article is published in the SexuS Journal.


7-Review Articles

Review articles should be complete, critical evaluations of the existing state of knowledge in a particular topic or area within the scope of the journal. Rather than a 'collage' of detailed information with a complete literature survey, a critically selected treatment of the material is desired; unsolved problems and possible developments should also be discussed. The introduction of a review article should primarily introduce the non-specialist to the subject as clearly as possible. A review should conclude with a section entitled 'Summary and outlook' in which the achievements of and new challenges for the subject are outlined succinctly.

Length: A review article manuscript should consist of a maximum of 50-60 pages of text in 11 points-Palatino linotype font, (A-4 size page; Palatino linotype font; legends of tables and figures in Calibri font, 9-10 points), single space; footnotes, literature citations (8-9 points), tables and legends, figures and legends. There should be no more than 80 references. There is no limitation on the figures; however, figure page/text page ratio should not be more than 2. The journal format (when put into the journal format by SexuS editors) of the review article should not exceed 35-40 pages in the SexuS Journal in the review articles. The review articles should be written in Microsoft Office Word Program and the figures (jpeg) and tables (only Word table format) should be embedded into the article, with the legends. It is strongly recommended that before any submission, the authors should use the Word’s grammar and spell check functions to assure that the article is in correct English. The articles written in poor English will directly be sent back without any further review process to the author to be corrected. When the reviews are accepted after peer review, the authors should purchase at least 25 printed reprints for the reviews and at least 20 printed reprints for the research articles (this rule will be valid after 2016).


8-Articles (Original Research Papers)

Articles should be comprehensive, fully documented reports of original research. They should be concise but with complete results and conclusions presented with correct statistics; it is recommended to use Microsoft Office-Excel, SPSS and/or Sigmastat-Sigmaplot, Corel-Draw, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator programs for statistics and/or plots and/or figures. Only JPEG images for the figures will be accepted (please do not submit .TIF, .PNG, .PDF, .GIF or .PDF images). Authors are encouraged to take advantage of the Web features available (including 3D animations, video and sound). Manuscripts should be divided into the following sections, each beginning on a new page: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion and Outlook, Acknowledgments, Abbreviations List, References. The research articles should not exceed 25-30 pages in A-4 paper, single space, Palatino linotype font, 11 points including figures and all the sections. The legends of the tables and figures should be in Calibri font (8-9 points), with the main title highlighted in bold. All legends and figures should be embedded into the text (they should not be submitted separately) in a word table format.


 When the original research articles are accepted after peer review, the authors should purchase at least 20 printed reprints before the publication (this rule will be valid after 2016).


9- Format of the Scientific Research Article (Reviews will have the similar rules)


Articles should have an abstract, separate from the text, of up to 200-250 words and that should not contain any references, numbers, abbreviations, or acronyms unless absolutely necessary. The abstract should give readers concise information about the content of the article. It should not only indicate the general scope of the article but also state the main results obtained and conclusions drawn. When preparing their abstracts, authors should keep in mind that this summary is aimed at an interdisciplinary audience which includes readers outside of their field.


An introduction of up to 800-1000 words should include a statement explaining the motivation for the research and should accurately place the investigations in context with previous or current work in the field. The introduction should also include the main hypothesis of the research and the article.


Experimental Section, Results and Discussion

This section should provide a clear, unambiguous description of methods, materials and equipment in sufficient detail to permit reproduction of the work. Clear and self-explanatory figures should be used. The JPEG images are accepted, JPEG images should not be less than 150 pixels/inch resolution in Photoshop format. The images of the figures should not exceed 1000 pixels x 750 pixels in a resolution of 150 pixels/inches and the file should not be larger than 2 MB  (The authors can also use a resolution of 72 pixels/inches if the images are large, to assure that they do not embed too large files into the text). Please note that communications, which are preliminary reports of original significant research results, should keep experimental details to a minimum. It is recommended to use Microsoft Office-Excel, SPSS and/or Sigmastat-Sigmaplot, Corel-Draw, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator programs for statistics and/or plots and/or figures. Discussion section should include the comparison with the current literature and the interpretation of the results.

Conclusion and Outlook

This last section should outline succinctly the results, present possible important applications of the work, suggestions for future research studies, and reflections on new challenges for the subject.


Article title

The title should clearly and concisely reflect the content of the article. Titles are very important for current awareness and information retrieval and therefore should be carefully constructed for these purposes.



All authors are required to provide up to 5-7 keywords characterizing the topic of their article.

Names and addresses

For multiple-authored articles list the names and affiliations of all the authors, the e-mail address (es), the full postal addresses, using identifiers to link an author with an address where necessary. Each author must present an easy-to-reach e-mail address and a postal address, as well as an international phone number.

References and footnotes 

Citation of literature references in the text should be given at the appropriate place by the author's name followed by year in parentheses. Should there be more than two authors; the first author's name should be followed by et al. When there are two or more papers by the same author(s) appearing in the same year these should be distinguished by a, b, c, etc. after the year. All references cited in the text should be listed at the end of the paper on a separate page according to the Harvard system, i.e., arranged in alphabetical order according to the first author followed by the second author, then with all papers with more than two authors being arranged in chronological order. 


Every reference cited in the text should appear in the list of references and vice versa. Literature references must be complete, including initials of author(s) cited, title of paper referred to, and title of journal, year, followed by volume and first and last pages of article.


The form of literature references to books should be author, initials, title of book, volume or edition, publisher, city, year and page number(s) referred to. References to authors contributing to multi-author books or to proceedings printed in book form should be similar to those for books. The articles which do not follow the following rules will directly (without review) be sent back to the author to be corrected. For the accepted articles, which do not have volume-issue-page numbers, only (the journal name-accepted) is enough to be declared; for the submitted articles, thesis and books only (submitted or in press) is enough to be declared.

Brown ADBlagg JReynolds DS. Designing drugs for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction. Drug Discov Today 2007; 12 (17-18): 757-66.  (Article Sample)

Komisaruk BR, Whipple B. Love as a sensory stimulation: Physiological Consequences of its deprivation and expression. Psych Neuroendocrinology 1998; 8:927-944. (Article Sample)

Wood RI, Newman SW. Androgen and estrogen receptors coexist within individual   neurons   in the brain of the Syrian hamster.     Neuroendocrinology 1995a; 62:  487-497.

Wood RI, Newman SW. The medial amygdaloid nucleus and medial preoptic area mediate steroidal control of sexual behavior in the male Syrian hamster.  Horm Behav 1995b; 29: 338-353. (Article Sample)

Taylor P. PhD Thesis: An Observational and Comparative Study of Practitioners of Expanded Orgasm: An Investigation of an Effective and Accessible Path to Transcendent States of Consciousness, Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Philosophy in Transpersonal Psychology, International University of Professional Studies, Maui, Hawaii, 2000. (Thesis Sample)

Pfaff DW. Drive: neurobiological and molecular mechanisms of sexual   motivation.   Cambridge,   Massachusetts; The MIT Press; 1999. (Book Sample)

Komisaruk BR, Beyer-Flores C, Whipple B. The Science of Orgasm, Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2006. (Book Sample)

Eccles JC. The Neurophysiological Basis of Mind. Oxford University Press, 1952. (Book sample)

Pitkanen M. Topological Geometrodynamics Inspired Quantum Model of Living Matter. http://www.neuroquantology.com/journal/index.php/articlecle/view/325 
Accessed date: December 18, 2013. Web URL sample

Eccles JC. The Neurophysiological Basis of Mind. Oxford University Press, 1952. (Book sample)

Sayin HÜ. Artırılmış Cinsel Doyum: ESR; Kadınlarda Ultra Orgazm (Expanded Sexual Response: ESR; Ultra Orgasm in Women), İstanbul: Tantra Akademi/Onur Publications, 2012. (336 pages) ISBN: 978-605-87091-0-2  (Book sample)

Sayin HÜ. Kadınlarda Orgazmın Psikolojisi (Psychology of Orgasm in Women). İstanbul: Tantra Akademi/Onur Publications, 2014. (304 pages) ISBN: 978-605-85249-3-4 (Book sample)

(Book sample in other languages; books in other languages –other than English- should bear the original name and English translation of the title, page number of the book and also the ISBN number)


Mamfurd J. Ecstasy through Tantra. Minnesota: Llewellyn Pub, 3rd ed., 2005. (Book Sample)

Hameroff S and Penrose R. Conscious Events as Orchestrated Space-Time Selections. NeuroQuantology 2003; 1 (1): 10-35. (Article sample)

Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Mathematics and Symbols

You should take care when writing mathematical articles especially regarding subscripts and superscripts and differentiation between the letter 'l' and the figure one, C and c, S and s, k, K and other similar groups of letters. If your article contains superscripts or subscripts to superscripts or subscripts, take special care to ensure that the positioning of the characters is unambiguous.

If special symbols are needed (e.g., Greek characters, accented characters or mathematical symbols) these should be typed using the appropriate TrueType font. Do not use the Symbol facility on the 'Insert' menu as this often results in font conversion problems. Equations must be prepared using Equation Editor or Math Type.


Figures and Tables

You may illustrate your text by line diagrams and photographs. The figures should be clear, easy to read and of good quality. We accept a maximum of 10-12 figures per manuscript for research article manuscripts and 15-18 figures at much for the reviews. We will normally use figures as submitted; it is therefore your responsibility to ensure that they are correct. The tables should be created in Word Table Format; any other kind of tables is not accepted. A manuscript bearing other types of formats for the tables will immediately be sent back to the author. Figures should also be put into 1 column x 2 line format. First line should include the figure, the legend should be written into the second line. Legends number and title will be in Calibri 10 points; the details will be in Calibri 8-9 points and in bold.


It is strongly recommended that the figures, plots and images should be created using Microsoft Office Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, Picasa and Sigma Plot. We recommend using Sigma-Stat, Systat, and/or SPSS for the statistical analysis. Ambiguous and uncertain statistical results and evaluations will not be accepted, and such manuscripts will be immediately sent back to the author to be corrected.


All images submitted in the manuscript should be embedded into the text where the figure would be most appropriate and meaningful for the article. Only JPEG images are accepted. For the vector pictures, please use Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw (or Free Hand). Please do not send any .PNG, .TIF, .GIF or PDF files (or other) for the images and figures. You can create JPG images in the above cited programs and/or convert PNG, TIF or PDF files into JPG images.


JPG images should not be less than 150 pixels/inch resolution in the Photoshop format. The images of the figures should not exceed 1000 pixels x 750 pixels in a resolution of 150 pixels/inches and the individual image file should not be larger than 2 MB (The authors can also use a resolution of 72 pixels/inches if the images are large, to assure that they do not embed too large files into the text).


Figure captions

Authors are required to provide a list of captions describing each figure and identifying the symbols used.


Color illustrations

The use of color in illustrations can enhance the effective presentation of results, and we are pleased to offer free reproduction of color illustrations in the electronic version of SexuS Journal. There is no charge for color reproduction of illustrations in the electronic version of the journal when the use of color is clearly required to further understanding and communication.



We encourage authors to submit multimedia attachments to enhance the online versions of published research articles. Multimedia enhancements typically consist of video clips, animations or supplementary data such as data files, tables of extra information or extra figures. They can add to the reader's understanding and present results in attractive ways that go beyond what can be presented in the print version of the journal.


Multimedia: Video clips and animation

Acceptable formats for video or animation clips are MPEG, WMV, QuickTime, Windows AVI or Animated GIF.


Review Process

All contributions that are selected for peer review are sent to two independent reviewers (one reviewer for invited research articles and invited review articles). When there is a conflict between the decisions of two referees, either the editors-in-chief will decide whether the article will be published or the manuscript will be sent to a third referee. The authors are allowed to suggest one reviewer at much for their articles to be reviewed; other reviewers will be assigned by the editors-in-chief.


10- Proofs of articles submitted to SexuS Journal are usually sent to you for correction by e-mail as an annotated Microsoft word *.doc file attachment. When checking your proofs you should take particular care checking mathematics, tables and references. Only essential corrections should be made. In 2016 or after 2016, for the accepted article to be published, the authors should purchase 20 copies of the printed-published proofs of the articles (for research articles) or 25 copies of the printed-published proofs of the articles (for review articles) before publication. Free electronic copies of the published articles will be sent to the editorial board members, to the delegates of International Anatolian Congress Series & members of ASEHERT and to the authors.


Common Errors in Literature Cited

Do not cite abstracts, papers presented at seminars or conferences for which there are no published proceedings unless those papers are accessible online, or papers that are being reviewed by a journal but have not yet been formally accepted for publication. Use a carriage return (the enter key) to separate the entries in Literature Cited.
False Phys. Rev. Lett. 2007; 98: 038101. 
Correct Phys Rev Lett 2007; 98: 038101.
False Science, 1999; 285: 1249-1253 
Correct Science 1999; 285: 1249-1253
False Hemley RJ. Turning off the Water, Nature 1995; 378: 14. 
Correct Hemley RJ. Turning off the Water. Nature 1995; 378: 14.
False Wigner, E. P. Physics and Explanations of Life. Foundations of Physics 1970;1:35-45. 
Correct Wigner EP. Physics and Explanations of Life. Foundations of Physics 1970;1:35-45.
False Phillips, R. & Quake, S. R. The Biological Frontier of Physics. Physics Today 2006; 59(5): 38-43.
Correct Phillips R and Quake SR. The Biological Frontier of Physics. Physics Today 2006; 59(5): 38-43.
False Josephson B. (2002) Beyond quantum theory: a realist psycho-biological interpretation of reality' revisited. BioSystems 44: 43-45.
Correct Josephson B. Beyond quantum theory: a realist psycho-biological interpretation of reality' revisited. BioSystems 2002;44: 43-45.

11- Conflict-of-Interest Statement

Authors are expected to disclose any commercial or other associations that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article, especially Guideline articles, reports of clinical trials and reports on pharmaceutical products or medical devices. All funding sources supporting the work and the institutional or corporate affiliations of the authors should be acknowledged on the title page. Articles are considered for publication on the understanding that neither the article nor its essential substance has been or will be published elsewhere before appearing in the SexuS Journal. 

Sample Form


I hereby disclose all of my conflicts of interest and other potentially conflicting interests, including specific financial interests and relationships and affiliations relevant to SexuS Journal (e.g., employment/affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria, stock ownership or stock options, expert testimony, royalties, or patents filed, received, or pending). This applies to the past 5 years and the foreseeable future.


I agree that I will disqualify myself from reviewing, editing, or participating in editorial decisions about any SexuS Journal submission that deals with a matter in which either I or a member of my immediate family (i.e., my spouse, domestic partner, or minor children) have direct financial interest or a competing financial interest (e.g., employment or affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria, stock ownership or stock options, expert testimony, royalties, or patents filed, received, or pending). This also applies to the past 5 years and the foreseeable future.


I also agree that I will not use any confidential information obtained from my activities with SexuS Journal to further my own or others financial interests.








Please list any potential conflicts of interest:


12-Statement of Informed Consent

Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should identify Individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance. Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the published article.


13-Human and Animal Rights


CİSEATED-ASEHERT (www.ciseated.org) Supports the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, WAS-Declaration of Sexual Rights, and other international human rights declarations, as well as internationally accepted laws and regulations on animal care, animal rights and the use of animals in the experiments.

Depending on the nature of the regarding research, manuscripts submitted for publication in the SexuS Journal must contain a statement to the effect that the concerning legally binding ethical standards have been met. Authors are required to check if any of the below statements applies to their submitted work and if necessary, to tick the relevant box and sign the form accordingly.

 Reports of animal experiments must state that the "Principles of Laboratory Animal Care" (NIH publication No. 85-23, revised 1985) were followed. Moreover authors may have to state that specific national laws (e.g., the current version of the German Law on the Protection of Animals) have been observed, too.

All human studies must state that they have been approved by the appropriate ethics committee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki. The author hereby declares that the research documented in the submitted manuscript has been carried out in accordance with the above stated ethical standards.


14- Submission Preparation Checklist


As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  2. Articles published elsewhere can be reprinted in SexuS journal with the written permission of the journal and the author(s) (e-mails are accepted).
  3. The text is single-spaced; uses 11-point Palatino Linotype; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. The manuscript is prepared according to the above rules.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the guidelines: "Author Guidelines"
  5. Mathematics is prepared using Word’s 'Equation Editor' or the full Math Type.
  6. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  7. The submission files in Microsoft Word, *.doc, *.docx file format and the figures are in jpg.


15- Copyright Notice


Copyright of articles is assigned to SexuS Journal from the date on which the article is accepted for publication. SexuS Journal permits single copying of single published articles for private study or research, no matter where the copying is done. Authors republish their work for book chapters or their personal homepage without any permission. 


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


16- SexuS Journal Publishes the following type of academic and scientific written material:

SexuS Journal publishes original research articles; summaries of former researches, research & science articles; articles printed else-where with the appropriate permissions; review articles; short articles (total 6-8 pages); letters to the editor; proceedings and abstracts of the scientific and academic conferences; case studies; declarations; international agreements (such as WAS-Sexual Rights Declaration); popular science articles; shortened reviews of articles published else-where (such as Scientific American, Discover magazine etc.); book reviews, summaries of books or review articles with the appropriate permission; news; and some magazine articles on the areas of the scopes of the journal; the publication limits of SexuS Journal is as wide as at the acceptable scopes of the journal. Popular science, news and some magazine articles will be published either as a separate supplement issue or in a different section in SexuS Journal.



Manuscript Type


Length in A4-11 point palatino

Linotype single space Maximum

Length in SexuS format-Maximum

Abstract Length







Figure + Table Number







50-60 pages


35-40 pages


350-400 words


80 references

A total of

25 Figures + Tables max.





25-30 pages


15-20 pages


250-300 words




A total of 12 Figures +

Tables max.





6-8 pages


5-6 pages







A total of 6 Figures +

Tables max.


Letter to the Editor


4 pages



3 pages





10 references  maximum

A total of 1 Figure or

Table max.





10-12 pages



6-8 pages






30 references


A total of 8 Figures

+ Tables max.






22-25 pages



15 pages







A total of 8 Figures +

Tables max.