Philosophy, Objectives, and Scope of the Journal

Health Behavior and Policy Review (Electronic ISSN 2326-4403) is a rigorously peer-reviewed scholarly publication that seeks manuscripts on health behavior or policy topics that represent original research, including papers that examine the development, advocacy, implementation, or evaluation of policies around specific health issues.

Emerging scholars who have conducted systematic, meta-analytic, or state-of-the-art reviews that include, but are not limited to, comprehensive examinations of the literature in conjunction with doctoral dissertations, grant applications, or other active research endeavors are encouraged to submit their work. The Review especially welcomes papers that tie together health behavior and policy recommendations. The Review is published electronically six times per year. Its scope is international with particular interest in reporting on priority health topics identified by the World Health Organization and priority objectives identified in the US publication Healthy People 2020.

Aside from serving as an important forum for public health information and communication, Health Behav Policy Rev has the goal of being an effective educational and dissemination tool for researchers and other scholars, practitioners, other public health leaders, and students of health behavior and policy.


New Executive Editor

Beginning January 1, 2020, Annie Nguyen, PhD, MPH (Assistant Professor, University of Southern California) will become the new Executive Editor for Health Behavior and Policy Review. Dr. Nguyen obtained her PhD in Public and Community Health from the Medical College of Wisconsin, her Masters in Public Health from Dartmouth College, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, San Diego.

All future correspondence beginning January 1, 2020 should be directed to Dr Nguyen.

We look forward to her leadership.

Getting the Most from the Journal

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6 Issues Annually

Executive Editor
Annie Nguyen, PhD, MPH

Senior Consulting Editor
Robert J. McDermott, PhD, FAAHB

Open Access Articles

List of the most recent Open Access articles available on the Health Behavior and Policy Review journal. For a full list please click here.



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  • Steps to Writing a Press Release: How to create a Press Release for your Published Research in Health Behavior Policy Review; including slide show and PDF guidance to download.
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