ISSIR launches The Journal of Sexual Medicine with Blackwell


First issue to publish in July 2004

Boston, MA, April 20, 2004--The official journal of the International Society for Sexual and Impotence Research (ISSIR), The Journal of Sexual Medicine, will launch in July 2004. The premier issue will feature never before published guidelines developed by over 200 experts from 6 continents during the Second International Consultation on Sexual Dysfunctions in Men and Women, which was sponsored by the International Consultation on Urologic Diseases (ICUD). The Journal of Sexual Medicine will disseminate preeminent, peer-reviewed research and information on sexual medicine in men and women to the scientific community.

Dr. Irwin Goldstein, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine and a leading expert in the field, said "the (editorial) board is primed for the task of making this the major journal for the study of sexual medicine, representing basic science research and the clinical applications of evaluation and treatment of sexual health issues." Dr. Goldstein, his editorial team, and the entire editorial board formerly managed the International Journal of Impotence Research, but resigned when ISSIR and its regional affiliate societies had differences with the journal's publisher.

"We will continue the fine publication of quality scientific research started by Drs. William Furlow and Gorm Wagner in 1989," said Dr. Jacques Buvat, President of ISSIR. The society has selected Blackwell Publishing as its partner in the launch and management of The Journal of Sexual Medicine. "Blackwell provides superior publishing capabilities and is better suited to ensure our success as a top-ranked journal in sexual medicine," noted Dr. Buvat.

Blackwell Publishing President, Gordon Tibbitts said, "The partnership between ISSIR and Blackwell will further the society's goal of publishing the principal journal in sexual medicine. Our objectives look to enhance the delivery of scientific research for The Journal of Sexual Medicine, increase the content value for the journal's readers, and build a strong, collaborative publishing relationship with ISSIR."

The Journal of Sexual Medicine is the official publication of the International Society for Sexual and Impotence Research (ISSIR) and its regional affiliate societies: African Society for Sexual and Impotence Research (ASSIR), Asia Pacific Society for Sexual and Impotence Research (APSSIR), European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM), Latin American Society for the Study of Impotency and Sexuality (SLAIS), and Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA). Print and online versions of the journal are available. Researchers interested in submitting manuscripts to the journal may do so at

About The International Society for Sexual and Impotence Research
The International Society for Sexual and Impotence Research (ISSIR) was founded in 1982 for the purpose of promoting research and exchange of knowledge for the clinical entity "impotence" throughout the international scientific community. The principal orientation of ISSIR was initially towards basic science of erection, defects in the erectile mechanism, and the clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction. The orientation is now towards the whole field of human sexuality. More information on the society and its official journal can be found at

About Blackwell Publishing
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