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Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine

Increase the impact of your article by publishing open access

Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine (HPBM), an offical partner of European Health Psychology Society (EHPS), publishes open access papers on all aspects of research and practice into psychosocial, behavioral and biomedical influences on health, including:

  • Assessment and diagnosis 
  • Treatment processes and recovery 
  • Health cognitions and behaviors 
  • Psychosocial and behavioral prevention interventions 
  • Psychosocial determinants and consequences of behavior 
  • Health, illness, and medicine 
  • Application of advanced information and communication technology 

Unique to HPBM, it encourages: 

  • the publication of (failed) replications and null findings.
  • considers all scientific contributions, including protocols of funded studies.

Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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How will publishing in HPBM benefit you?

  • As HPBM is an open access journal, once published, papers are immediately free to access online, enabling anyone to read, download, cite and share your research.
  • It is endorsed by the EHPS.
  • It is listed in the DOAJ and Scopus.
  • Fast decisions: 96% of submissions have a decision with 60 days, with 66% within 30 days or less.
  • Your data, with permission, will be deposited on Figshare, laying the foundations for more research.
  • You will comply with your funder's mandate - many funding agencies and governments are increasingly mandating that the work they fund is made openly available as soon as possible after publication.
  • You retain the choice of how people can reuse your article - we recommend the CC-BY publishing licence. However if you prefer – and your funder agrees – you can choose an alternative creative commons licence.

APC Information 

The standard article publishing fee (APC) is US $750, £575, €665.

Discounts and waiver are considered on a case-by-case basis based on location of lead author. Requests for discounts and waivers should be made at the time of submission through the Journal’s ScholarOne Manuscripts site. 

How to publish your paper in HPBM

Read the instructions for authors and submit your paper now through ScholarOne

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to double blind peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees.


Read the following papers published open access in HPBM

2014Cara MarcusStrategies for improving the quality of verbal patient and family education: a review of the literature and creation of the EDUCATE model21
2014Louis LeungPredicting Internet risks: a longitudinal panel study of gratifications-sought, Internet addiction symptoms, and social media use among children and adolescents21
2016Mike WeedEvidence for physical activity guidelines as a public health intervention: efficacy, effectiveness, and harm – a critical policy sciences approach41
2014Ben C.H. KuoCoping, acculturation, and psychological adaptation among migrants: a theoretical and empirical review and synthesis of the literature21
2015Leonard A. Jason, Jordan Reed
The use of mixed methods in studying a chronic illness31
2016Cherie Shu Yun Goh, Amir Mohamed, Yung Seng Lee, Kah Yin Loke, Hwee Lin Wee, Eric Yin Hao Khoo, Konstadina GrivaThe associations of self-care, illness perceptions and psychological distress with metabolic control in Singaporean adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus41