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Special Issue Title:

Mental and Behavioral Health of Sexual Minorities

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2022

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  • Guest Editor

    Henrique PereiraE-MailWebsite

    Department of Psychology and Education, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal

    Interests: LGBTQIA+ people; Mental health; Behavioral health; Well-Being; Sexual stigma; Risk factors; Protective factors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A large body of epidemiological research has identified factors that put members of sexual minorities at risk for mental health and behavioral problems, including depression, anxiety, and suicidal behavior. Current research has associated interpersonal discrimination with poor mental health outcomes among lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer people, intersex, asexual and other (LGBTQIA+). However, further investigations of the influence of social contexts or norms on mental health and well-being disparities among sexual minorities are needed.

This is an essential task, with has important implications for initiating social interventions and policies designed to prevent and treat mental health disorders in sexual minorities. This special issue will contribute to diminishing mental health disparities among LGBTQIA+ people and allow further social inclusion of sexual minority individuals, by focusing on methods to enhance the effectiveness of primary care and related services, and reviewing the on-going research in this field. Sexual orientation and gender identity need to become a part of routine data collection so that inequalities in mental health and well-being can be more fully understood and addressed. In this Special Issue, we welcome original research, reviews and commentaries that provide new knowledge about the determinants of mental health and well-being among LGBTQIA+ people from around the world.

Assoc Prof. Henrique Pereira

Guest Editor


LGBTQIA+ people; Mental health; Behavioral health; Well-Being; Sexual stigma; Risk factors; Protective factors

Manuscript Submission Information

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by experts in the field. Rapid peer review and prompt editorial decisions will ensure that quality manuscripts are published on time. The manuscript has not already been published or submitted elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). If similar work has been published or submitted elsewhere, you must provide a copy of the submitted manuscript. You may not submit your manuscript elsewhere while it is under consideration at the Journal of Men's Health. All manuscripts undergo thorough double-blind peer-review. To check the suitability of the special issue for publishing your manuscript, please read the journal's aims and scope and read or download the guide for authors. You may also send a brief abstract of your work (about 100 words) to the Editorial Office at A guide for authors and other relevant information for manuscript submission is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

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All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Men's Health are assessed according to the journal standard editorial criteria. If accepted for publication, an Article Processing Charge of 1250 USD applies.

Type of Articles: Original Research, Review, Mini-Review, Systematic Review, Short Communication, Case Report, Letter to the Editor, Commentary, Rapid Report, Meeting Report, News and Views

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