Editorial Policy on the Use of the Terms “Sex” and “Gender”

Editorial Policy on the Use of the Terms “Sex” and “Gender” Sex Roles (2011) 64:789–790 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-9988-2 EDITORIAL Irene Hanson Frieze & Joan C. Chrisler Published online: 21 May 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 As Zoë Peterson and Charlene Muehlenhard (2011, this differences in behavior and abilities are rooted in biology issue) elaborated, there is a long history of debate about the and that the journal’s reviewers and editors prefer essen- use of the terms “gender” and “sex” in the field of feminist tialist and/or evolutionary approaches. Although it is psychology, as well as more generally in all psychological impossible ever to know how much of human behavior is and social science research related to women and gender innate or biological and how much is learned or otherwise studies. They further noted that the generally preferred term influenced by the environment or cultural context, we ask now in psychology is “gender,” based on Rhoda Unger’s our authors to use the term “gender” because its implica- (1979) persuasive article. However, both terms are widely tions are clearly broader and more inclusive than those of used, often interchangeably. Peterson and Muehlenhard the term “sex.” This policy was developed by Sue conclude that the distinction will become less and less Rosenberg Zalk http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Editorial Policy on the Use of the Terms “Sex” and “Gender”

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/editorial-policy-on-the-use-of-the-terms-sex-and-gender-Lv0b0w2ZtR
Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11199-011-9988-2
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Sex Roles (2011) 64:789–790 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-9988-2 EDITORIAL Irene Hanson Frieze & Joan C. Chrisler Published online: 21 May 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 As Zoë Peterson and Charlene Muehlenhard (2011, this differences in behavior and abilities are rooted in biology issue) elaborated, there is a long history of debate about the and that the journal’s reviewers and editors prefer essen- use of the terms “gender” and “sex” in the field of feminist tialist and/or evolutionary approaches. Although it is psychology, as well as more generally in all psychological impossible ever to know how much of human behavior is and social science research related to women and gender innate or biological and how much is learned or otherwise studies. They further noted that the generally preferred term influenced by the environment or cultural context, we ask now in psychology is “gender,” based on Rhoda Unger’s our authors to use the term “gender” because its implica- (1979) persuasive article. However, both terms are widely tions are clearly broader and more inclusive than those of used, often interchangeably. Peterson and Muehlenhard the term “sex.” This policy was developed by Sue conclude that the distinction will become less and less Rosenberg Zalk

Journal

Sex RolesSpringer Journals

Published: May 21, 2011

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off