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Journal overview

Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine is a peer reviewed open access journal of research and practice in psychosocial, behavioral, and biomedical health. It is the official journal of the European Health Psychology Society.

The primary focus of the journal is to provide access to essential new research for those involved in the study, teaching, or application of behavioral, psychological, social, and biological aspects of health and illness.

Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine publishes international, interdisciplinary research with diverse methodological approaches on the following topics:

  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Narratives, experiences, and discourses of health and illness
  • Treatment processes and recovery
  • Health cognitions and behaviors at population and individual levels
  • Psychosocial and behavioral prevention interventions
  • Psychosocial determinants and consequences of behavior
  • Social and cultural contexts of health and illness
  • Health, illness, and medicine
  • Application of advanced information and communication technology

The journal publishes original research articles (Quantitative - 3,500 to 5,000 words, Qualitative - up to 8,000 words); brief reports (pilot acceptability and feasibility studies, up to 2,000 words); protocols/registered reports; methods, data notes, intervention developments; reviews, meta-analyses and meta-regression analyses (no word limits), psychometric studies, methodological issues, and submissions for a  special issue or series.

Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine operates a double anonymized peer review policy with a minimum of two peer reviewers for every article.

All articles will be made freely and permanently available online through gold open access publication.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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