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The Journal of Behavioral Medicine is a broadly conceived interdisciplinary publication devoted to furthering understanding of physical health and illness through the knowledge, methods, and techniques of behavioral science. A significant function of the journal is the application of this knowledge to prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation and to the promotion of health at the individual, community, and population levels.

The content of the journal spans all areas of basic and applied behavioral medicine research, conducted in and informed by all related disciplines including but not limited to: psychology, medicine, the public health sciences, sociology, anthropology, health economics, nursing, and biostatistics. Topics welcomed include but are not limited to: prevention of disease and health promotion; the effects of psychological stress on physical and psychological functioning; sociocultural influences on health and illness; adherence to medical regimens; the study of health related behaviors including tobacco use, substance use, sexual behavior, physical activity, and obesity; health services research; and behavioral factors in the prevention and treatment of somatic disorders. Reports of interdisciplinary approaches to research are particularly welcomed.

Editor-in-Chief
  • Alan Christensen
Impact factor
2.8 (2023)
5 year impact factor
3.1 (2023)
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19 days
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  • Special Issue on Data Analysis for Behavioral Medicine

    A special issue of the Journal of Behavioral Medicine seeks original research papers and tutorials that advance quantitative methods utilized in behavioral medicine and health psychology research.

    Special Issue Guest Editors

    Mauricio Garnier-Villarreal, PhD

    Alexander Schoemann, PhD

    Manshu Yang, PhD

    Important Dates

    Abstract Deadline: 9/15/2024

    Manuscript Submission Deadline: 12/16/2024

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Electronic ISSN
1573-3521
Print ISSN
0160-7715
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  3. BIOSIS
  4. Baidu
  5. Biological Abstracts
  6. CLOCKSS
  7. CNKI
  8. CNPIEC
  9. Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences
  10. Dimensions
  11. EBSCO
  12. EMCare
  13. ERIH PLUS
  14. Gale
  15. Google Scholar
  16. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  17. Medline
  18. Naver
  19. Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
  20. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  21. Portico
  22. ProQuest
  23. PsycINFO
  24. SCImago
  25. SCOPUS
  26. Semantic Scholar
  27. Social Science Citation Index
  28. TD Net Discovery Service
  29. UGC-CARE List (India)
  30. Wanfang
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