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The Philosophy scope of the Special Journal of Philosophy, Sociology, and Education [SJ-PSE], defines what information the editorial board thinks could be of interest to our readers and stakeholders and in line with that authors are advised to send articles that will help achieve that objective.

Philosophy scope

  1. Papers with details in the fundamentals of philosophical argument, analysis, and reasoning, applied to a series of issues in logic, epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics with an emphasis in logical validity, theories of knowledge and belief, the nature of mind, the nature of reality, arguments for the existence of God, and theories of the nature of right and wrong.
  2. Papers within the scope with details on the Instruction in the basic principles and techniques of correct reasoning in ordinary life and the sciences; the formal systems of sentence logic and predicate logic;
  3. Papers within the scope on the translation of the natural language and analysis and evaluation of deductive arguments through the construction of proofs with emphasis on the power and precision of the natural language with the aim of helping students increase their ability to think and write with creativity, precision, and rigor.

Basic concepts and theories in ethics

  1. Papers within the scope within basic concepts and theories in ethics, and how they may be applied to a range of contemporary moral issues with an emphasis on racism, sexism, the treatment of the handicapped, abortion, euthanasia, cloning, capital punishment, our obligations to the disadvantaged, the treatment of non-human animals, just war, and the like.
  2. Papers within the scope on the history of Ancient Philosophy with emphasis on questions concerning reality, knowledge, human nature, and the good life and the influence of the Greek philosophers on the Western tradition to the present day and the development of epistemology and metaphysics during the Enlightenment.
  3. Papers within the scope with details in a critical examination of major issues and positions in Indian philosophy of the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions with emphasis on four main questions: What is Indian philosophy? Who or what am I? What is reality and how can it be known?  How should I live?

History of philosophy

  1. Papers within the scope with details in the history of philosophy and influence that American philosophers have had on the development of philosophy throughout the world with an emphasis on the creation of pragmatism and the reworking of pragmatic ideas
  2. Papers with details in logical theory and the philosophy of logic, including soundness and complete theorems for sentence and predicate logic and related proof techniques.
  3. Papers with details in  the justification of political authority, modern social contract theories of the state, conceptions of distributive justice, and contemporary liberal, communitarian, and cosmopolitan theories of political organizations and existentialism
  4.  Papers within the scope with details in the philosophy of art and beauty with an emphasis on the work of Plato, Aristotle as well as the writings of contemporary aestheticians.

Philosophy of Religion

  1. Papers that critically examine major issues, views, and positions in the philosophy of religion with an emphasis on the nature of religion and divinity, religious diversity, the problem of evil, philosophical arguments for the exis­tence of God, religious experience, ethics and religion, and science and religion.
  2. Papers should critically examine major issues and positions in the epistemology of religion with an emphasis on the nature of religious belief, the relationship of faith and reason, religious experience, knowledge of the divine, the evidence of miracles, and the relationship between science and religion.
  3. Papers within the scope critically examine major issues and positions in the metaphysics of religion with an emphasis on the nature of divinity, divine attributes, the problem of evil, arguments for divine existence, and immortality.

Ethical and Social policies of professional bodies

  1. Papers within the scope dealing with questions concerning the ethical and social policy dimensions of medicine, nursing, and other health care professions with emphasis on the professional-patient relationship, abortion, euthanasia, research involving human subjects, justice in health care, and the ethical implications of possibilities such as eugenics, genetic engineering, and markets in transplant organs.
  2. Papers with details in meta-ethics and normative ethical theory, and several kinds of ethical arguments for animal rights and environmental protection with an emphasis on major environmental movements, such as deep ecology, social ecology, ecofeminism, and the environmental justice movement, and will consider selected public policy issues such as habitat preservation, land-use management, or pollution abatement.
  3. Papers in the leading theories of the nature of law and the relation between human law and moral law, including classical natural law theory, positivism, formalism, legal realism, the “new naturalism” and legal skepticism with an emphasis on the problem of indeterminacy in the law how should judges go about deciding cases when the law itself is indeterminate as to meaning and application?

Scientific realism vs. Anti-realism,

  1. Papers in scientific realism vs. anti-realism, scientific explanation, the historical development of science, induction, scientific observation, confirmation theory, and the ethical responsibility of scientists.
  2. Papers in literary works and the nature of literature from the vantage point of philosophy with an emphasis on the use of a variety of literary, critical, and philosophical texts, to study similarities and differences between belletristic literary works and other forms of verbal expression.
  3. Papers with details in major theories in ethics and meta-ethics such as utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics, relativism, intuitionism, emotivism, natural law, and theories of justice, rights, and duties.
  4. Two courses in philosophy or permission of instructor
  5. A seminar on the moral foundations of the law and the relation between law and ethics.  In that connection, we explore utilitarianism and objections to that theory grounded in considerations of equality and in privacy.

Central topics of epistemology

  1. Papers with the central topics of epistemology including truth, belief, epistemic justification, knowledge, perception, skepticism, and the responses thereto.
  2. Papers in a deeper understanding of core issues in contemporary metaphysics in the analytic tradition and include necessity, analyticity, existence, identity, possible worlds, realism/anti-realism, and causation.
  3. Papers in dualist theories, type-identity theories, token-identity theories, the logic of identity, the nature of causation and scientific explanation, models of explanation, causation, theories of mental representation,
  4. Papers on contemporary issues in ethical theory applied ethics or the philosophy of law.

Education Scope of SJ-PSE


The scope of the Special Journal of Philosophy, Sociology, and Education [SJ-PSE] defines the extent of what we will publish and what we will not. Thus Special Journal of Philosophy, Sociology, and Education [SJ-PSE] will accept within its scope of publication for consideration original and peer-reviewed papers included but not limited to the following list:

Adult Education

  1. Papers in adult education with details on what knowledge and skills are required to be more effective and more productive citizens, workers, parents, and members of the community as well as preparing teachers, these programs provide skills useful to professional trainers, community organizers, human resources specialists, government officials, and more. Such papers may include details in teaching English as a second language, preparing adults for citizenship, teaching adults with disabilities, teaching parenting skills, acting as a life coach, and more.
  2. Papers art education with detail in how to incorporate art into their classrooms, how best to teach arts in schools (both in arts and non-arts classrooms), how best to be curators of education or directors of community outreach at art museums, government jobs where they advocate the teaching of art in schools, directors or teachers at a community center or after school arts programs, and innovative researchers.

Communications Sciences and Disorders education

  1. Papers within our scope in Communications Sciences and Disorders education research programs with an emphasis on how best to prepare students for meaningful and rewarding careers in the field of speech-language pathology or audiology.  Such papers should deal with the research, assessment, and treatment of various speech and language disorders including but are not limited to language, voice, articulation, fluency, and developmental disabilities.
  2. Papers in Curriculum and Instruction research with emphasis on any of the areas such as Math Education, Multicultural/Global Education, Library Media, Technology in Education, Physical Education, Literacy Education, and many more…

Educational theory

  1. Papers within our scope with details on how to utilize educational theory, research, technology, assessments, classroom management, and other techniques to strengthen curriculum and instructional models and reduce achievement gaps.
  2. Papers in Distance learning (or e-learning) with emphasis on Education Technology, Distance Education Teaching/Training, Distance Education Policy, and Administration. Such papers should outline how best to design, develop, and deliver the subject of the curriculum online from primary to university level

Early Childhood Education

  1. Papers in Early Childhood Education research with emphasis on how best to influence the lives of young children by researching on how best to shape the children’s emotional, social, and cognitive development during those formative years.
  2. Papers within our scope with details on how to train educators that work with kids from birth until approximately 10 years of age, including preschool, kindergarten, and primary/elementary school teachers.
  3. Papers with details on how best to teach educators to design, implement, and evaluate the age and developmentally appropriate learning experiences for young children including how to encourage children’s curiosity and exploration of the world around them.

Education Administration

  1. Papers in Education Administration research with emphasis on how best to equip graduates for positions as a school principal, assistant principal, school superintendent, dean, chancellor, director of instruction, or other administrator jobs. Such papers should provide information enough to prepare school administrators to take on a variety of responsibilities at many levels including but not limited to: Overseeing educational policy, Overseeing disciplinary policy, Hiring, evaluating, and firing educators and other school employees, Making budgetary decisions, Making school safety decision, and Collaborating with parents of students and the community.

Educational Leadership

  1. Papers in Educational Leadership research that are designed to provide a strong foundation for school administrators in skills required to improve schools and school systems through instructional leadership. Such papers should show how to best prepare educators for many types of leadership positions at public, private, charter, and religious schools principal, supervisor or director, business manager, or superintendent respectively.
  2. Papers with details on how to prepare Participants in Educational Leadership programs to learn by studying and performing research in areas such as instructional leadership, academic leadership, and organizational leadership: How to develop effective educators, How to design and implement curricula and educational programs, How to design and implement effective education organizations,

Elementary Education

  1. Papers in Elementary Education research designed to advance the knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential to be competent and effective elementary school teachers with a special focus on Content knowledge, Professional knowledge, and Pedagogical knowledge.
  2. Papers in Elementary Education research with details on how to advance the educator’s competencies in curriculum development, learner evaluation, and instructional design. Such papers should have details on how participants in the programs can gain an understanding of the diverse nature of learners and society in general and how they can learn ways to enhance learning through the use of technology.

Gifted and Talented Education

  1. Papers with details in Gifted and Talented Education research designed to prepare graduates with an understanding of the needs of this population of students with skills in a variety of instructional models and strategies for educating them with emphasis on the development of skills needed to design, deliver, and evaluate educational programs for gifted students.

Health education

  1. Papers with details in Health Education research (community health and school health education), especially focusing on the prevention of injury and illness as well as the promotion of healthier lifestyles to improve the overall health of populations as a method of offsetting or reducing the overall cost to families and businesses for health care.
  2. Papers with details in higher education designed to prepare graduates to hold management and administration positions in community colleges, colleges, universities, administrative and management positions in non-academic settings working with national and international organizations, government agencies, foundations, and corporations.

Higher Education

  1. Papers in core Higher Education administration and leadership research with an emphasis in Global Education, Higher Education Policy, Community College Administration and Leadership, Student Development and Affairs, Adult Education, Instructional Design, Enrollment Management, and emphasis on how to solve complex issues facing institutions today including but not limited to technology
  2. Papers with details in Kindergarten and Primary Education research designed for licensed teachers and licensed principals/administrators with a special focus on preparing educators with the knowledge and skills needed to teach primary and secondary school children from kindergarten through primary school

Physical Education

  1. Papers in Physical Education research that prepares graduates to be teachers of physical and health education as well as coaches. With an emphasis in Sports Medicine, Sports Psychology, Motor Behavior, Strength and Conditioning, and Sports and Fitness Administration. Highlighting how such papers can provide special competencies needed by teachers to hold strategic positions in the labor market will be an added advantage. Such positions that needed the competencies may include but not limited to: Physical Educators in public and private schools, Health Educators in public and private schools; Coaches, Director of health clubs, Director of wellness programs, Health Organizations, Federal, state, and local government’s health agencies, and many more…

Secondary Education

  1. Papers in Secondary Education research designed to improve the teacher’s knowledge in subject specialties such as Math, Science, Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Physical Education, Art, Music, and many more. Such papers should outline skills in curriculum development, classroom management, technology for the classroom, measurement and evaluation, advanced instruction methodologies, and many more.

Special Education 

  1. Papers in Special Education research focuses on teaching children or adults with special needs and disabilities, encouraging them to learn how to identify learning disabilities in the population and develop individual plans for educating those with disabilities such as Learning disabilities, Emotional and/or behavioral disorders, and mental disabilities

Sociology and Sexuality Scope of SJ-PSE


Sociology scope deals with a wide range of topics that make better the living conditions and life expectancies of the general public. We will accept for consideration:

  • Papers on the association between societal well-being and environmental quality is an important topic of sociological inquiry.
  • Papers on environmental sociology that explores the various forms of interaction between human society and the environment.

Agri-food systems, environmentalism

  • Papers within our scope on agri-food systems, environmentalism as a social movement, the ways in which societal members perceive environmental problems, the origins of human-induced environmental decline, the relationship between population dynamics, health, and the environment, and the role that elites play in harming the environment.
  • Papers within our scope on the inequitable social distribution of environmental hazards and the processes by which socially disadvantaged populations come to experience greater exposures to a myriad
  • Papers on population-environment dynamics, agrifood systems, environmental inequality and justice, environmental hazards and disasters, environmental regulatory agency dynamics, the sources of variation in power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions, and the role that elite-controlled institutions play in harming the environment.

Sociology of gender and race relations,

  • Papers within our scope on the Sociology of gender and race relations, population-health dynamics, political economy, criminology, and the governance of commodity chains.
  • Papers within our scope on the Foundations of Environmental Sociology, Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment including environmental Justice and Social Stratification and Social Dimensions of Environmental Disasters

Sociology of sex and gender

  • The sociology of sex and gender is among the most significant and exciting fields in contemporary sociological research and thought. As a foundation for the development of feminist theory and research methods, the discipline of sociology has been a leading academic field in the creation of
  • Papers on The sociology of sex and gender with details on new and innovative paradigms that study and analyze social behavior, social theory, and social phenomenon from the perspective of women and women’s roles in social life.
  • Papers on feminist theories and the intersection of race, class and ethnicity in the study of women with an emphasis on an in-depth and theoretically grounded analysis of gender and social relations.
  • Gender inequality in professional activity?
  • Man and woman professions?
  • Aspects of gender inequality at work and solutions to this problem?
  • Characteristics of gender stereotypes in media
  • The roles of gender in a family
  • Correlation or Homosexuality and nationality
  • Gender studies for children. At which age children should start asking questions?
  • Gender studies and school study programs?
  • The history of women’s rights in different countries.
  • How gender studies affect self-esteem?
  • The legalization of LGBT in different families

National and global social contexts

  •  Papers on national and global social contexts; women’s participation and transformation of culture, society, and politics; violence against women; postmodern theoretical perspectives; and research methods.
  • Papers on gender studies such as criminology, ethnography, stratification, social psychology, and religion and ethnicity.
  • The sociology of crime and deviance is the study of the making, breaking, and enforcing of criminal laws and social norms with emphasis on how best to depict, develop and test theories of criminal and deviant behavior, the formation and enforcement of laws, and the operation of criminal processing systems.
  • International marriages changes within the time
  • Do international marriages influence the national consciousness of these children?
  • Correlation between race and educational level?
  • Foreign education influence further professional success
  • The phenomenon of the most common racial stereotypes and how truthful are they?
  • Racial stereotypes effects Om self-esteem and consciousness?
  • The phenomenon of a patriot and its features
  • Patriotic sentiment in different countries
  • The correlation between social status and patriotism
  • Different educational establishments and adoption of patriotism studies?
  • Nationality affect a career in governmental establishments

Causes of crime and violation of norms

  • Papers with details on causes of crime, Reasons why some people violate norms, Checks, and balances for both the offenders and the victims? the laws and its enforcement and how are they enforced?
  • Papers within our scope on state response to crime, and violence with emphasis on the implementation of the death penalty; police abuse of force; international human rights violations; state constructions of, and responses to, juvenile crime; and the complex relationships between law and violence.
  • Papers on criminology with emphasis on developmental and life course issues of crime and deviance including criminal behavior, while tracing the causes and consequences of offending across the life course.

Identity, inequalities, and law

  • Papers on identity, inequalities, and law deal with the ways in which legal and criminal processing systems construct, maintain, and reflect structures of societal inequality with emphases on racial disparities in sentencing outcomes; feminist and critical race jurisprudence; law and society; bias crime; and gendered criminality and laws.
  • Papers within our scope on the four genres of ethnography: classical ethnography, mainstream ethnography, postmodern ethnography, and pop ethnography, and these are deconstructed to understand their varying audience, voice, rhetoric, and claims.
  • Papers within our scope on how the self and the social world interpenetrate, as well as how individuals influence one another Including both experimental and symbolic interactionist approaches but concentrate on the latter.
  • Papers with details on questions about the nature of the person, the formation of conduct in everyday life, and the ways that people create and change the meaning of objects and actions.

The development of feminist methodology

  • Papers within our scope with details on the development of feminist methodology in the social sciences and the contemporary discourse on methods, subjectivity, and feminist approaches to qualitative sociology.
  • Papers within our scope on the relationship of the researcher to the research site and the research population. with emphasis on feminist research ethics, the role of empathy and emotion in the research process, the role of the researcher as “insider/outsider,” the structural and power dynamics of ethnographic inquiry of how the self as a researcher and the researcher’s social location and positionality inform the research question, the gathering of data, and the interpretation of findings.
  • Introduction of contemporary feminist theories, focusing on how interdisciplinary feminist scholars reconceive analytic paradigms in the social sciences, the intersections of feminist theory and qualitative research traditions, particularly as these are affected by redefinitions of ideals of objectivity.

How knowledge is constructed and deployed

  • Papers within our scope on how knowledge is constructed and deployed in practical case studies with emphasis on how feminist perspectives challenge and inform methodology; and how feminist analysis reconfigures traditional disciplinary categories through its attention to gender and sex as they are inflected by other identity formations such as class, race, nation, culture, sexual orientation, and age.
  • Papers on population and health involving the examination of important social, cultural, and economic trends through an interdisciplinary perspective, often making use of demographic research methods and including data on the patterns between environmental conditions and migration, family structure and aging, teenage sexual behaviors, and childbearing, and social inequality and health.

Demographic theories and methods

  • Papers on how to apply demographic theories and methods to rich cross-sectional, longitudinal, and contextual data sources, a wide range of professional, academic, and research roles in public and private organizations concerned with population issues and problems.
  • Papers on a new and exciting area of demographic research that explores population-environment interactions with an emphasis on the ways in which population patterns are associated with environmental context including the human dimensions of environmental change, the social distribution of environmental hazards, and natural resources and rural livelihoods in developing nations.

Socioeconomic status and inequalities

  • Papers on the effects of socioeconomic status, neighborhood conditions, race, ethnicity, gender, and governmental policies on inequality in overall health, as well as specific health behaviors—including smoking, drinking, and risky driving—and health conditions—such as obesity, perceived health status, and HIV/AIDS.
  • Papers on migration and inequality, including the effects of immigration on both sending and receiving populations with an emphasis on students undertake research on the measurement of migration, as well as the association between migration and social and economic characteristics and the association between environmental context (such as hazardous waste sites and pollution) and human migration patterns.
  • Papers on migration, urbanization, and development; population geography; and formal population geography: analysis and forecasting.

Sexuality Scope

The scope of Sexuality defines the type, and quality of original results it can accept for review and publication with the goal of making stakeholders have access to data needed to make our society a better place to be. We are therefore willing to accept:

Sexuality and injustice

  • Sexuality, social inequality, and injustice is a pervasive theme underlying several needed lines of inquiry. Connected to this,
  • Papers within our scope on Sexuality, social inequality, and injustice with details on the link between specific risk behaviors and social factors such as poverty and limited access to services that increase the rates of STDs and HIV transmission among specific ethnic groups.

Impact of the social hierarchies

  • Papers within our scope with details on the impact of the social hierarchies reflecting class, race, gender, and sexual orientation on sexuality and sexual functioning and the effect of being excluded from the “mainstream” community by any of those factors?
  • Papers within our scope on Aging and sexuality with details on the public health of a sexually active aging population is affected by both HIV and other STDs, but also by issues associated primarily with aging, such as social norms and expectations; psychosexual developmental changes of maturation; stigma and discrimination; presence or absence of social and psychological support; loss of relationships and obstacles to forming new, perhaps same-sex, relationships; and retirement.

The sexuality of women and men in the wake of Viagra

  • Papers on Sexuality of women and men in the wake of Viagra, with details on female sexuality to identify the interactions of biological factors (such as the hormonal state) and psychosocial factors (such as power differentials and fear in the negotiation of sexual interactions, stress, and/or positive or negative feelings about pregnancy) and their effect on women’s sexuality.
  • Papers within our scope on Relationships and the importance of the dyad (either romantic or parent-child) with details on the extent of changing relationships, and answering such questions as the couple is viewed differently by each partner within the context of gender script theory.


  • Papers within our scope with details on how people form, maintain, and dissolve relationships including what the romantic ideology involved could be
  • Papers with details on if it is the same for a same-sex relationship as for an opposite-sex including the contributions of gender differences as well as the impact of these factors, on gender violence
  • Papers within our scope with details on appropriate methodologies with which to collect data from couples and statistical models to analyze quantitative data.
  • Papers with details on Adolescent relationships where Knowledge is particularly lacking about how adolescents go about forming partnerships, and how success in this regard can contribute to their feelings of competency including how children conceptualize gender scripts and the development of relationships?

Same-gender impact on relationships

  • Papers within our scope with details on the impact of same-gender relationships especially in light of recent changes in public policy, e.g., the recognition of civil unions of same-sex couples in many places.
  • Papers with details on the outcome of legalization of such unions (Same-gender) have a positive outcome on sexual and mental health including the impact it may have on the opposite genders, such as heterosexual, couples that choose to forgo marriage in favor of other partnership or family structures?
  • Papers within our scope with details on the effect of other social changes, such as the recent growth of the “out culture,” on personal self-esteem and self-efficacy, sexual behaviors, and the formation of new sexual scripts?

Norms and behaviors

  • Papers within our scope on Norms with details on How and to what extent can culturally-based religious and social norms influence a range of behaviors relating to sexuality over the life course including sexual negotiation, gender roles, and gender scripts, contraceptive use, and HIV/STD protection, and same sex-behaviors and sexual identity.
  • Papers within our scope on the impact of religious beliefs and prohibitions on sexual behaviors and the role of religious communities and religious leaders.
  • Papers within our scope with details on the impact of existing and emerging policies of sexuality considering that humans now mature sexually at an earlier age and marry later than in the past and that marriages often end in divorce leading to another period of single adulthood.

Religion and premarital sex

  • Papers with details on the consequences of religious prohibitions against premarital sexual intercourse that allow for no discussion of protection against sexually transmitted infections or unwanted pregnancy? What is their impact on policy in this regard?
  • Papers with details on Media, information technology, and sexuality. The advent and acceleration of communication technologies present new research questions and challenges as the Internet becomes an increasingly significant conduit for “sex education” and the arena in which new relationships are initiated (either in actuality or in cyberspace).

Sexual socialization and media

  • Papers within our scope with details on the usefulness and impact of the media and of IT for information production and dissemination and its link to sexual socialization, behavior, and practices with an emphasis on the role or responsibility of the media in promoting sexual health, the significance and importance of the internet as new sexual conduct for men and for women,  the significance of internet in research design and implementation with the possibility of new methods of data collection and multisite studies.
  • Papers within our scope with details on how gender and sexuality shaped our creative and artistic expression including exploring the diverse ways in which meanings are made through visual, textual and embodied performance, using gender theory and sexuality studies to ponder questions of reading, and interpretation; unpacking the historical effects of ontological assumptions at play in every act of creating and engaging with texts, music, art or cultural objects.

Women and changing world order

  • Papers within our scope with details on the role of women and men throughout the world in actively changing their societies, using a deep knowledge of world regions, and the transnational, international, intra-, and inter-regional intersections that have shaped global movements against colonialism, imperialism, patriarchy, racism, and homophobia.
  • Papers within our scope with details on gender impact on the social, political, and economic institutions of our societies with emphasis on showing how gender, race, class, and sexuality both shape and are shaped by social institutions including the family and marriage, education, laws, politics and policies, and prisons and regulatory systems.

Gender inequality and sexual difference

  • Papers within our scope with details on how we theorize gender inequality and sexual difference, the origin of our concepts of gender, research on intersectional identities, production of feminist and queer theory, and queer theories of art.
  • Papers within our scope with details on the roots and implications of what is considered “normal,” and how these understandings link to larger political and public issues within the social, legal, economic, and cultural spheres.
  • Papers on Allosexual people who experience sexual attraction generally explaining why this Allosexual use helps to normalize the experience of being asexual and provides a more specific label to describe those who aren’t part of the asexual community.

Allosexism and norms

  • Papers on Allosexism refer to norms, stereotypes, and practices in society that operate under the assumption that all human beings experience, or should experience sexual attraction. Such papers should show why Allosexism grants privilege to those who experience attraction and leads to prejudice against and erasure of asexual people.
  • Papers on Androsexual language used to communicate sexual or romantic attraction to men, males, or masculinity, including attraction to those who identify as men, male, or masculine, regardless of biology, anatomy, or sex assigned at birth.

Sexuality types

  • Papers within our scope on Asexual people who don’t experience sexual attraction to others of any gender. Also referred to as “aces,” some people who are asexual do experience romantic attraction to people of one or multiple genders.
  • Papers within our scope on Aromantic people who experience little or no romantic attraction, regardless of sex or gender.
  • Papers within our scope on autosexual people who’s sexually attracted to themselves. Someone’s desire to engage in sexual behavior such as masturbation doesn’t determine whether they’re autosexual.
  • Papers within our scope on auto romantic people who are romantically attracted to themselves. Those who identify as auto-romantic often report experiencing the relationship they have with themselves as romantic.
  • Papers within our scope on Bicurious people who are questioning or exploring bisexuality, which typically includes curiosity about one’s romantic or sexual attraction to people of the same or different genders.
  • Papers on bisexual people who experience sexual, romantic, or emotional attractions to people of more than one gender. Also referred to as “bi,” bisexual typically includes individuals who are attracted to a variety of people, with genders that are similar to and different than their own.
  • Papers within our scope on biromantic people who experience romantic attraction, but not sexual attraction, to individuals of more than one gender.
  • Papers on Cupiosexual people who don’t experience sexual attraction but still have the desire to engage in sexual behavior or a sexual relationship.
  • Papers on demiromantic people who experience romantic attraction only under specific circumstances, such as after building an emotional relationship with a person.

Sexuality, sexual attraction, and sexual behaviors

  • Papers within our scope on fluid research show the claim that sexuality, sexual attraction, and sexual behavior can change over time and be dependent on the situation.
  • It’s used to describe those who experience shifts in their sexuality, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior in different situations or throughout the course of their lifetime. You may hear someone describe their sexuality as “fluid.”
  • Papers within our scope on gay people who experience sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction to people of the same or a similar gender.
  • Papers on Graysexual people whose sexuality lies in the gray area of the sexuality spectrum for people who don’t explicitly and exclusively identify as asexual or aromantic.

Graysexual and some sexual attraction

  • Many people who identify as graysexual do experience some sexual attraction or desire, but perhaps not at the same level or frequency as those who identify their sexuality as being completely outside of the asexual spectrum.
  • Papers on gray-romantic people whose romantic attraction exists in the gray area between romantic and aromantic and do experience some romantic attraction, but perhaps not at the same level or frequency as those who identify their sexuality or romantic orientation as something other than asexual.
  • Papers on heterosexual people who experience sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction to people of the “opposite” gender (e.g. male vs. female, man vs. woman) or different gender. Both cisgender and transgender-identified people can be heterosexual. This sexual orientation category is commonly described as straight.

Some sexual feelings

  • Papers within our scope on homosexuals, who experience sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction to people of the same or a similar gender.
  • Papers on a lesbian woman who experiences sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction to people of the same or a similar gender.
  • Some women who are lesbians may also refer to themselves as gay or queer, while others prefer the label lesbian.
  • Papers within our scope on LGBTQIA people who don’t identify as exclusively heterosexual or exclusively cisgender. The letters in the LGBTQIA+ acronym stand for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual.
  • Papers on libido people who experience sexual feelings that are satisfied through self-stimulation or masturbation.
  • This label acknowledges that, for some people, acting on libido or sexual feelings doesn’t necessarily involve sexual behavior with others.
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  • Papers on mono-sexual people who experience romantic or sexual attraction to people of one sex or gender.
  • Papers on non-libidoist asexual people who do not experience any sexual feelings or have an active sex drive.

More sexuality types

  • Papers on Omnisexual people whose sexuality isn’t limited to people of a particular gender, sex, or sexual orientation.
  • Papers on pansexual people who can experience sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction to any person, regardless of that person’s gender, sex, or sexuality.
  • Papers on panromantic people who can experience romantic, or emotional (but not sexual) attraction to any person, regardless of that person’s gender, sex, or sexuality.
  • Papers within our scope on polysexual people with a sexual orientation that involves sexual or romantic attraction to people with varying genders including bisexuality, pansexuality, omnisexuality, and queer, among many others.
  • Papers within our scope on pomosexual people who reject sexuality labels or don’t identify with any of them.
  • Papers on Queer people who acknowledges that sexuality is a spectrum as opposed to a collection of independent and mutually exclusive categories with details on why they do not fit perfectly into the LGBT group
  • Papers on romantic attraction people who have an emotional response that results in the desire for a romantic, but not necessarily sexual, relationship or interaction with another person or oneself and why Some people experience romantic attraction but don’t experience sexual attraction.

Romantic orientation

  • Papers within our scope on Romantic orientation as an aspect of self and identity that involves: how you identify, the way you experience romantic desire (if you do), the gender(s) or sex(es) of the people who someone engages in romantic relationships (if any), the gender(s) or sex(es) of the people someone is romantically attracted to (if any)
  • Papers on sapiosexual people who experience attraction based on intelligence, rather than sex or gender.
  • Papers on Sexual attraction people who experience sexual desire or arousal in relation to another person or group of people.
  • Papers on Sex-averse people who are asexual and are averse to or extremely disinterested in sex or sexual behavior.
  • Papers on sex-favorable people who are asexual, and in certain situations can have favorable or positive feelings toward sex.


  • Papers on Sex-indifferent people who are asexual and feel indifferent or neutral about sex or sexual behavior.
  • Papers on sex-repulsed people who are asexual and are repulsed by or extremely disinterested in sex or sexual behavior.
  • Papers on skoli-sexual people those who are sexually attracted to people with non-cisgender gender identities, such as people who are no binary, genderqueer, or trans.
  • Papers on spectra sexual people who are sexually or romantically attracted to multiple or varied sexes, genders, and gender identities — but not necessarily all or any.
  • Papers on straight or heterosexual, people who experience sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction to individuals of the “opposite” gender (e.g. male vs. female, man vs. woman) or different gender.



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