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Latest News from the ISSM - July 23, 2021 Member Login
WMSM: Abstract Deadline Extended to August 1

There's still time to submit your abstract for the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine. 

The submission deadline has been extended to August 1, 2021. 

The ISSM Scientific Committee welcomes abstracts for oral, video, and poster presentations in a variety of categories. More details can be found here. 

The World Meeting on Sexual Medicine will be held virtually November 19 - 21, 2021. Register today!

July 29 Webinar Discusses Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction

We hope you'll join us for next week's ISSM webinar: "Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction." This session is scheduled for Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 2 p.m. UTC.

Drug-induced sexual problems are a focus of interest for researchers, who try to understand the mechanisms and prognosis of such conditions, for clinicians, who need to clearly state to their clients what side effects can be expected from the use of a certain medicine, and for patients taking medications with sexual side effects.

Register and save your seat!

Does Gender Identity Influence Brain Anatomy?

Brain scans of transgender people were studied to better understand if their brain structures aligned more with their sex assigned at birth or their gender identity.

The study, published online in May in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, compared MRI scan data from 386 transgender and 417 cisgender participants.

After looking at three areas of interest - grey matter volume, cortical surface area, and cortical thickness - researchers made a "unique" discovery. 

Find out what the study revealed.

Predatory Journal Warning

Dear ISSM Member,

It has come to our attention that a sizeable majority of the ISSM membership has received emails from potentially predatory journals soliciting submissions. In some cases, you may also have received an invitation to sit on an editorial board. The journals' titles may be almost identical to our own flagship journal, the Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM), or our open access journal Sexual Medicine.

We wish to stress these emails, despite the similarity of the journal titles, are not referring to an official ISSM publication. It's possible that these publications are predatory journals. 

The Beall’s List (www.scholarlyoa.com/publishers/) is the most commonly referenced source of information on journals and publishers that seek payment to publish articles but then fail to provide industry standard peer review, indexing, archiving and production.

Make no mistake: Any article you publish in such a journal will never be considered a valid publication.  Publication in such a journal may seriously undermine your reputation.

The Journal of Sexual Medicine has published an informative editorial by Dr. Jason Roberts on what predatory journals are and how to spot them. We urge you to read it to understand the damage predatory journals do to authors and readers alike. 

To be clear, for any of the 3 ISSM journals, you will only ever receive manuscript solicitation or commission emails from the Editors-in-Chief or their editorial office team. As a reminder, the details are as follows:

The Journal of Sexual Medicine
Editor: Dr. John Mulhall
Editorial office staff: Tim Vines, Denise Gibson, Donna Schena

Sexual Medicine (Open Access)
Editor: Dr. Alan Shindel
Editorial office staff: Tim Vines

Sexual Medicine Reviews
Editor: Dr. Irwin Goldstein
Editorial office staff: Sue Goldstein

If you have any questions or concerns, please do direct them to Tim Vines at jsm@issm.info.


Annamaria Giraldi,
President, ISSM

John Mulhall, MD
Editor, The Journal of Sexual Medicine

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