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About This Journal

Aims and Scope

Health Behavior Research (HBR) is the official journal of the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB). HBR is a peer-reviewed open-access scholarly journal that publishes original research articles, current issues papers, commentaries, and abstracts from the annual meeting of the Academy. The aim of the journal is to advance the science of health behavior research. Published four-times per year, particular emphasis is placed on papers that address new and emerging concepts and theory used in health behavior research, conceptual frameworks, methods, and analyses.

For more information about AAHB, and becoming a member, please visit the academy’s website at http://aahb.org.

Policy Statements

  1. Research article publication requires at least one author be an active member (i.e., student, affiliate, full, fellow, or Emeritus) of the American Academy of Health Behavior.
  2. The editors and staff of Health Behavior Research adhere to the ethical standards established by the Committee on Publication Ethics who will adjudicate any breach of scientific integrity.
  3. The editors and staff of Health Behavior Research follow uniform guidelines for biomedical journals which can be found at https://www.publishingcampus.elsevier.com/pages/63//ethics/Publishing- ethics.html?PAGE_NR=63
  4. Health Behavior Research complies with the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) Code of Conduct