An Open Access article published in the Health Behavior and Policy Review Journal.


Robert J. McDermott, PhD
Annie L. Nguyen, MPH, PhD


In this historical brief about the journal, we examine the original and future intentions of Health Behavior and Policy Review as a contributor to the scholarly literature and look back at some of the challenges faced by academic journals.


We review the purpose and principles upon which the journal was founded and offer some of the journal’s highlights of the past decade.


We report some specific benchmarks of achievement – notably major coverage of historically relevant and emerging public health issues, linkage with World Health Organization and Healthy People 2030 objectives, articulation of health behavior and policy, and recognition of the journal’s impact factor and rank among peer journals in social sciences and humanities.


The journal has evolved into an outlet for reporting the results of scientific research and learned opinion that is international in scope.

Source: Health Behavior and Policy Review, Volume 11, Number 1, February 2024
Publisher: Paris Scholar Publishing Ltd.
Article Link: