Philosophy, Objectives, and Scope of the Journal

Health Behavior and Policy Review
Electronic ISSN: 2326-4403
Publication frequency: 6 times a year

Health Behav Policy Rev 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. 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.

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. We especially welcome papers that tie together health behavior and policy recommendations. Aside from serving as an important forum for public health information and communication, it is our goal to be an effective educational and dissemination tool for researchers and other scholars, practitioners, other public health leaders, and students of health behavior and policy.


Accepted for indexing in SCOPUS

We are pleased to announce that Health Behav Policy Rev has been accepted for indexing in SCOPUS, Elsevier’s abstract and citation database. We are continuously seeking ways to make our content more discoverable and impactful to the scientific community.

Ethical Journal Guidelines

Health Behavior and Policy Review adheres to the COPE Core Practices regarding ethical guidelines for publication. In addition, we support use of the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines regarding journal policies and practices. Please review the full guidelines here.

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Most recent editions of the Journal

Volume 7

Volume 6

Volume 5

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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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You may wish to develop a Press Release to market your Published Research in Health Behavior Policy Review.

  • 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.
  • Sample Press Release: An example of a National Cancer Institute Press Release to guide authors to prepare your own.

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