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Special issue on sex workers
  1. H Ward1,
  2. S Aral2
  1. 1Editor, STI, BMJ Journals, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, UK;
  2. 2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta 30333, USA


    Special issue for October 2006

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    In October 2006 STI will produce a special edition of the journal addressing health issues of sex workers and their partners. Global changes in migration, health, employment, and public policy are having a major impact on the sex industry and this themed issue provides an opportunity to reflect on this experience, and on how we can work effectively to improve the health and wellbeing of sex workers.

    Helen Ward and Sevgi Aral will act as editors for this special edition, working closely with a team of expert reviewers from around the world.

    We would like to receive articles reporting on research and interventions working with a range of people in and around the sex industry, including women, men and transgender sex workers, clients, other partners, and managers. We encourage analytic studies, including those assessing change, and welcome contributions based on novel interventions including community mobilisation. We hope to draw together a powerful collection of articles that provide evidence of effective interventions to improve health.

    Authors wishing to submit original or review articles for this edition should submit their manuscripts electronically via Bench>Press at Please select the “sex work edition” section when submitting your manuscript. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed. The following article types will be considered:

    • original research articles (up to 2500 words, maximum 30 references, and 3–4 tables or figures)

    • short reports (up to 750 words, up to 10 references, and one figure or table)

    • review article (up to 3000 words and 60 references).

    Deadline for the receipt of manuscripts is 28 February 2006. Articles received after this date will not be considered.

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