Journal of Bisexuality Call for Papers from Journal of Bisexuality

Journal of Bisexuality

The Journal of Bisexuality is the first professional quarterly to publish both professional articles and serious essays on bisexuality and its meaning for the individual, the community, and society.

The journal is ideal for both academic and public libraries that want to offer their patrons the latest research on the topic of bisexuality. Articles are peer-reviewed and frequently come from inter- and multi- disciplinary perspectives.

 

 

 

Sponsored by the American Institute of Bisexuality (AIB), the journal covers a wide range of topics on bisexuality including:

  • new bisexual research
  • bisexual issues in therapy
  • differences from the heterosexual, lesbian and gay communities
  • growth of bisexual movement
  • bisexuality and the media
  • bisexual history
  • different bisexual lifestyles

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We invite articles on any topic exploring bisexuality in a rigorous and intelligent manner; we publish material from all disciplines and are particularly interested in multidisciplinary approaches. Journal of Bisexuality receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts site, located at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wjbi . ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication among authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support can be accessed via http://scholarone.com/services/support/. Inquiries should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, M. Paz Galupo at jbisexuality@towson.edu.

Click here to view the complete Instructions for Authors.

Additionally, Journal of Bisexuality is currently accepting manuscripts for the following special issue:

Bisexuality and Aging
Jan D. Sinnott, PHD, Special Issue Editor

Bisexuality and Aging.  Exploring the experiences of bisexual older adults in the context of their personal histories, their present experiences, and the institutions and cultures with which they interface.

At this point in history there are increasing numbers of older adults and a greater awareness of more nuanced labels for sexuality. There is a greater willingness to accept that there is a valid bisexual life experience. For the purposes of this journal issue, the term bisexual is used to define adults who are sexually attracted to more than one category of males, females and gender diverse persons; and/or identify as bisexual; and/or are sexually engaging with more than one category of males, females and gender diverse persons; and/or identify themselves with broader and more inclusive terms such as “sexually fluid” and “sexually flexible.”

Bisexuality appears to be centered on a continuum that informs anti-homophobic policies, programs and practices in all levels of institutions including health care settings. These absences and erasures leave bisexual aging adults and their partners and family members feeling silenced and invisible within the circles in which they move. Indeed, as much research into bisexuality and health has shown, these absences have been considered a major factor in bisexual younger adults and family members related to their experiencing worse mental, emotional, sexual and social health than their homosexual or heterosexual counterparts. It is reasonable to ask whether similar effects might also be present for older adults.

The special issue editor is looking for national and international manuscripts from a range of disciplines which address these issues through theoretical discussions, personal analytical reflections, case studies and empirical research. All submissions will be given due consideration.
 
The focus of submitted papers may include, but is not limited to:

  • Life-span approaches to researching the unique experiences of bisexual individuals during aging
  • Creation of appropriate questions and scales
  • Validity issues for studies and scales that have not considered the bisexual experience
  • Flexibility and changes in adult identity in general during adulthood and aging
  • Cognitive developmental aspects underlying the potential complexity in older adults’ integration of a bisexual identity during life review and achieving integrity
  • Discrimination against bisexuals in the homosexual community
  • Comparative approaches (bisexual vs. lesbian/gay/heterosexual experience) to understanding aging and bisexuality
  • Research and theoretical articles exploring aging and the diversity of experience across the bisexual spectrum (e.g. bisexual/pansexual/queer/fluid)
  • Theoretical and applied articles related to working with older bisexual women and men
  • Sex and gender differences among older bisexual individuals
  • Unique family, occupational, relational experiences of older bisexual individuals
  • Mechanisms for coping with experiences of erasure of bisexual identity
  • Intersections between bisexuality and other factors such as class, age, gender, ethnicity, urban/rural location, religion, or disabilities.
  • Bisexuality of older adults and their development of wisdom

For inquiries about this special issue and to indicate your intent to submit an article please contact the special issue editor directly: Jan D. Sinnott, PHD Psychology Department, Towson University, Towson MD.  Emaill: jsinnott@towson.edu 

Editorial information

  • Editor-in-Chief: M. Paz Galupo, Towson University
  • Editor: James D. Weinrich, San Diego State University
  • Managing Editor: Regina U. Reinhardt, American Institute of Bisexuality