Sexual Abuse (journal)

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Sexual Abuse  
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DisciplineSexology, criminology
Edited byMichael Seto
Publication details
Former name(s)
  • Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment
  • Annals of Sex Research
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
Sex. Abuse
ISSN1079-0632 (print)
1573-286X (web)
OCLC no.31272227

Sexual Abuse is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes articles about the clinical and theoretical aspects of sexual abuse, including its etiology, consequences, prevention, treatment, and management strategies.[1] It is the official journal of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.[2] The editor-in-chief is Michael Seto.[1] Ronald Langevin established the journal under the title Annals of Sex Research in 1988. It adopted the name Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment in 1995 and then its current name in 2015.[3]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed by Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences, PsycINFO, SafetyLit, Scopus, Social Care Institute for Excellence, and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2017 impact factor is 3.444, ranking it 19th out of 127 journals in the category "Psychology, Clinical" and 5th out of 61 in the category "Criminology & Penology".


The journal has had the following editors-in-chief, with a one-year hiatus in 1994:[3]


  1. ^ a b "SAGE journal: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment". Sage. Retrieved 2010-08-20.
  2. ^ "Publications: ATSA Journal". Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved 2010-08-20.
  3. ^ a b Seto, M. (2015). "Looking Back, Looking Forward". Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. 27 (2): 147–150.

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