Frequently Asked Questions2020-09-05T10:21:26-06:00

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What sets Health Behavior and Policy Review apart from other publications?2020-07-03T17:11:45-06:00

The key personnel associated with the journal are themselves experienced and successful researchers, authors, and editors. We recognize the demands placed on individuals in academic, governmental, non-governmental, and other settings worldwide to publish high quality papers in venues with impeccable reputations for adherence to scientific standards of excellence – and with a level of immediacy that makes the work both accessible and useful.

We are committed to delivering a product that stands up to the highest measures of this quality. When you submit your paper you can be assured that it will get quick but careful attention, early dissemination to an internationally-renowned cadre of reviewers and associate editors who bring some of the best credentials in their respective fields of endeavor, and responsive feedback that will help you to present your finest work to professional colleagues. If approved for publication, you can be assured further that every effort will be made to give your paper the professional and flawless appearance that it deserves, and rapid access to colleagues and other stakeholders. Because our key personnel have been the researchers and the writers, both now and in the past, we are consumers like you. We expect to deliver the quality that we would hope for ourselves if we were authors collaborating on your work.

Does Health Behavior and Policy Review have a Privacy Policy?2020-07-03T17:14:45-06:00

Yes, it can be found here.

What is the Open Access option offered by the journal?2020-09-05T15:02:50-06:00

Open Access refers to digital content that is online and available free of charge to the reader. The fee for Open Access is an additional charge to the one-time production fee. Articles that are not Open Access can be accessed by readers through a subscription.

The Open Access option also allows the 6-month embargo to be lifted for authors eligible for PubMed Central (PMC).

Where are you indexed?2020-07-03T17:17:05-06:00

You can find a list of databases where we are indexed here.

Are you indexed in PubMed?2020-07-03T17:17:46-06:00

Not at this time. If your work was federally funded, you can deposit your manuscript in PubMed Central under Option C.

Do you forward manuscripts to PubMed Central (PMC)?2020-07-03T17:18:20-06:00

We do not. If your work was federally funded, you can deposit your manuscript in PubMed Central under Option C.

Can I post my published article on ResearchGate?2020-07-06T09:36:26-06:00

Authors are free to post abstracts and citation information without restrictions.

If you purchased the Open Access option, you retain the copyright for your article and may self-archive the full edited copy however you wish, including posting on websites like ResearchGate.

If you have not purchased the Open Access option, Paris Scholar Publishing retains the copyright for your article. You may distribute your article for professional use but may not use it for: (1) resales, (2) publication in other media, (3) use for mass distribution by businesses, corporations, or companies, (4) mass reproduction and distribution, (5) selling or licensing copies, or (6) posting on third-party websites such as ResearchGate, repositories, personal websites, or organizational websites.

Do you accept ads to raise money?2020-07-06T09:37:04-06:00

Some journals accept ads to supplement their revenue. We have chosen not to accept ads so as not to compromise the integrity of the journal’s bias-free review and dissemination of scientific findings.

Where can I find information about publication fees?2020-07-06T09:37:44-06:00

The schedule of fees can be found here.

Do you employ double-blind peer review?2020-07-06T09:38:27-06:00

Yes. We adhere to this traditional model to promote objectivity and reduce bias in peer review.

How long does it take to be notified of manuscript status from date of first submission?2020-07-06T09:39:02-06:00

We average 45 days for reviews.

What is your acceptance rate?2020-07-06T09:39:28-06:00

Approximately 31%.

How long from acceptance to publishing?2020-07-06T09:40:19-06:00

We strive to move your paper from acceptance to publication within 90 days.

How do I become a reviewer for the journal?2020-07-06T09:41:21-06:00

Information can be found here.

If I want to read the full text of an article that is not Open Access, how do I purchase it?2020-07-06T09:42:30-06:00

Navigate to the specific article that you wish to read on Ingenta Connect, our hosting platform. You will see the option to “Buy Article”. You may also contact us for assistance.

How do I purchase an individual subscription to the journal?2020-07-06T09:43:32-06:00

Subscription can be purchased for 1-year, 2-year, or 3-year lengths. The grace period after your subscription ends is 3 months. That is, you will still be able to access content up to 3 months after your subscription ends. Upon activation of your subscription, you will be able to access journal content through Ingenta Connect.

Subscriptions will be processed within 10 business days from request. Please contact us for assistance with purchasing and activating your subscription.

I am a librarian, how do I purchase an institutional subscription to the journal?2020-07-06T09:44:38-06:00

Subscriptions can be purchased for 1-year, 2-year, or 3-year lengths. Multi-year discounts are available to institutions. The grace period after your subscription ends is 3 months. That is, you will still be able to access content up to 3 months after your subscription ends.

Institutional subscribers will need to set up an institutional profile and authenticate IP addresses to allow users to access institutional subscriptions without needing to log in.

Subscriptions will be processed within 10 business days from request. Please contact us for assistance with purchasing and activating your subscription.

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