The world's most-cited Multidisciplinary Psychology journal
This section strives to advance the science and practice of evidence-based health psychology and behavioral medicine. It particularly favors contributions concerned with psychological, biobehavioral, and environmental factors in mental health, physical health, well-being, illness, and other relevant issues in health psychology. It also addresses the interpersonal, organizational, social, and cultural contexts in which psychological and health processes are shaped and challenged.
The mission of this section is to provide an international platform to promote interdisciplinary research across the lifespan in health psychology, and studies of diverse populations. We encourage the submission of traditional and innovative basic, clinical, and applied research articles, and education and service activities that advance our understanding of health, well-being, and illness using quantitative, qualitative, and/or critically oriented approaches.
We welcome a variety of contributions, including:
Hereby, we encourage submissions concerning behavioral medicine, psycho-oncology, psychogeriatry, psychocardiology, cardiac psychology, pain management, healthy lifestyle programs (such as programs to promote physical activity), cyberpathology, substance abuse and addiction to (prescribed) drugs, alcohol, smoking, gambling, internet, and social media. Furthermore, this section is open to meta-analyses, critical reviews, systematic reviews, advanced methodological guidance, user-friendly tutorials, and advances in research methods in dealing with pressing health related issues.
Subtopics of the section
The specialty is new (March 2019) and was previously included in “Clinical and Health Psychology" section.
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Health Psychology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Brief Research Report, Case Report, Clinical Trial, Conceptual Analysis, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Registered Report, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Systematic Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Health Psychology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Health Psychology will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Psychology.
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