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Links to an array of online resources relevant to behavioural medicine.

Alert: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine Vol. 21, Issue 6

International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Vol. 21, Issue 6 now available here:

Free online access to Health Psychology Review journal content

What: Health Psychology Review has recently received a 2013 Thomson Reuters Impact Factor of 6.750*, placing it 3/111 in the Clinical Psychology category. This recognises the outstanding quality of the articles published in the journal which is a key resource for researchers and practitioners in health psychology and related fields.

To celebrate this achievement there is free online access to a selection of content from the journal. Follow the link for access.

Deadline: Online access is free until until 31 December 2014

Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine Journal – Open October

Taylor & Francis are celebrating Open October by providing a 50% discount on article processing charges for the journal Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine: An Open Access Journal.

All manuscripts submitted to this journal during October get this discount, even if they are accepted after the October deadline. The current manuscript charge is £375, so the charge will be £187.50 for manuscripts submitted during October. Details are available here.

Instructions for authors are available here.

The ethos of open access is that manuscripts will be published (after peer review) as long as they are methodologically sound, irrespective of whether the results were positive or not. More information is available on this journal and ethos here.

Final Call for Dissemination and Implementation Special Issue of IJBM

The International Journal of Behavioral Medicine is calling for papers for the Special Issue, “Research to reality: The science of dissemination and implementation in behavioral medicine”. Due to more potential interests and requests from authors, they have now extended the submission deadline to Sep 30, 2013.

For more information, see the call for papers (pdf, 94kb)

Latest Impact Factor for Health Psychology Review

The 2011 Impact Factor for Health Psychology Review is 2.062 (2012 Thomson Reuters, 2011 Journal Citation Reports). The Journal is published in association with the European Health Psychology Society. Health Psychology Review is a leading review journal in the important and growing disciplines of health psychology and behavioural medicine. The journal publishes high quality conceptual articles, narrative reviews, research syntheses, and empirical reviews (including systematic reviews and meta-analyses) that advance theory and practice in health psychology and behavioural medicine. All submissions should be made online at Health Psychology Review’s ScholarOne Manuscripts site.

Readers might be interested in the recent Special Themed Issue of HPR: Theories and Techniques of Behaviour Change: Developing a Cumulative Science of Behaviour Change with a guest editorial by Susan Michie and Marie Johnston.

Health Psychology Review Volume 6, Issue 1, 2012, Table of Contents:

  • Michie, S., & Johnston, M. (2012). Theories and techniques of behaviour change: Developing a cumulative science of behaviour change. Health Psychology Review, 6, 1-6. doi: 10.1080/17437199.2012.654964 (OPEN ACCESS).
  • Dombrowski, S. U., Sniehotta, F. F., Avenell, A., Johnston, M., MacLennan, G., & Araújo-Soares, A. (2012). Identifying active ingredients in complex behavioural interventions for obese adults with additional risk factors: A systematic review. Health Psychology Review, 6, 7-32. doi: 10.1080/17437199.2010.513298
  • Taylor, N., Conner, M., & Lawton, R. (2012). The impact of theory on the effectiveness of worksite physical activity interventions: a meta-analysis and meta-regression. Health Psychology Review, 6, 33-73. doi: 10.1080/17437199.2010.533441
  • DiMatteo, M. R., Haskard-Zolnierek, K. B., & Martin, L. R. (2012). Improving patient adherence: A three-factor model to guide practice. Health Psychology Review, 6, 74-91. doi: 10.1080/17437199.2010.537592
  • Thoolen, B., de Ridder, D., & van Lensvelt-Mulders, G. (2012). Patient-oriented interventions to improve antibiotic prescribing practices in respiratory tract infections: A meta-analysis. Health Psychology Review, 6, 97-112. doi: 10.1080/17437199.2011.552061
  • Stavri, Z., & Michie, S. (2012). Classification systems in behavioural science: current systems and lessons from the natural, medical and social sciences. Health Psychology Review, 6, 113-140. doi: 10.1080/17437199.2011.641101


Implementation Science editorial: “Does the world need a scientific society for research on how to improve healthcare?”

A recent editorial published in Implementation Science, co-authored by UKSBM past president Prof Martin Eccles raises the question of whether there is a need for establishing an international scientific society for research on improving healthcare. The authors ask readers to express their views and feedback on the proposed society by July 2012. To provide your views, please follow this link.

UKSBM Bylaws

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