Journal of Health Communication
The leading journal covering the full breadth of a field that focuses on the communication of health information globally. Articles feature research on:
- Developments in the field of health communication;
- New media, m-health and interactive health communication;
- Health Literacy;
- Social marketing;
- Global Health;
- Shared decision making and ethics;
- Interpersonal and mass media communication;
- Advances in health diplomacy, psychology, government, policy and education;
- Government, civil society and multi-stakeholder initiatives;
- Public Private partnerships and
- Public Health campaigns.
Global in scope, the journal seeks to advance a synergistic relationship between research and practical information. With a focus on promoting the health literacy of the individual, caregiver, provider, community, and those in the health policy, the journal presents research, progress in areas of technology and public health, ethics, politics and policy, and the application of health communication principles. The journal is selective with the highest quality social scientific research including qualitative and quantitative studies.
Publishing frequency: Monthly plus supplements
Health Promotion Practice
The journal publishes authoritative articles devoted to the practical application of health promotion and education. It publishes information of strategic importance to a broad base of professionals engaged in the practice of developing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs. The journal's editorial board has made a commitment to focus on the applications of health promotion and public health education interventions, programs and best practice strategies in various settings, including but not limited to: community, health care, worksite, educational and international settings.
Additionally, the journal focuses on the development and application of public policy conducive to the promotion of health and prevention of disease. The journal includes issues related to the professional preparation and development of health educators. The journal recognizes the critical need to (1) promote linkages between researchers in the academic and private sectors with health promotion and education practitioners; and (2) address the health issues of ethnic and racial minority populations. These partnerships and collaborations are reflected in the editorial philosophy and the broad scope of published articles and contributed sections.
Health Promotion Practice will serve as a forum to explore the applications of health promotion/public health education interventions programs and best practice strategies in various settings, including but not limited to: community, health care, worksite, educational and international settings. It also examines practice-related issues, including program descriptions, teaching methods, needs assessment tools and methodologies, intervention strategies, health promotion, problem-solving issues, and evaluation presentations.
Publication frequency: Bi-Monthly
Health Promotion International
Contains refereed original articles, reviews, and debate articles on major themes and innovations in the health promotion field. It provides a unique focal point for articles of high quality that describe not only theories and concepts, research projects and policy formulation, but also planned and spontaneous activities, organizational change, as well as social and environmental development.
In line with the remits of the series of global conferences on health promotion the journal expressly invites contributions from sectors beyond health. These may include education, employment, government, the media, industry, environmental agencies, and community networks. As the thought journal of the international health promotion movement we seek in particular theoretical, methodological and activist advances to the field.
Publishing frequency: Quarterly
Health Education & Behavior
An official publication of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). The peer-reviewed journal publishes authoritative empirical research and commentary on critical health issues of interest to a broad range of professionals whose work involves understanding factors associated with health behavior and evidence-based social and behavioral strategies to improve health status.
The journal audience consists primarily of researchers and practitioners in health behavior and health education. Typical manuscripts published in the journal include empirical research using qualitative or quantitative methods; formative, process, and outcome evaluations; and literature reviews. Each manuscript submitted is expected to include implications for theory, policy, and/or practice in the discussion section. If a study assesses an intervention, a description of the intervention should be included in the methods section of the manuscript.
Publishing frequency: Bi-Monthly
Health Education Research
Deals with all the vital issues involved in health education and promotion worldwide - providing a valuable link between the health education research and practice communities.
Health Education Research gives highest priority to original research focused on health education and promotion research, particularly intervention studies with solid research designs. The journal welcomes rigorous qualitative studies or those that concentrate on hard-to-reach populations.
Publishing frequency: Bi-Monthly
Dedicated to publishing scientific, scholarly articles on the relationship between communication and health. Submissions are welcomed from scholars and practitioners in communication, psychology, sociology, and the other social sciences, as well as those in medicine, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, dietetics, pharmacy, and the allied health professions. Although most of the published articles are data based, we also welcome pedagogical, methodological, theoretical, and applied submissions, as well as reviews and policy pieces.
Both qualitative and quantitative methods are appropriate. Areas to be addressed in the journal include, but are not limited to, provider– patient (or -family) interaction; communication and cooperation; health information; health promotion; interviewing; health public relations; and gerontological concerns. An important consideration for the judging of articles is the extent to which they focus on actual communicative behavior.
Publishing frequency: Monthly
Education for Health
The peer-reviewed journal of The Network: Towards Unity for Health, a global consortium of health professions schools that are committed to improve the preparation of future health professionals particularly ensuring that they are responsive to the needs of the communities in which they learn and work.
Education for Health is dedicated to the dissemination of work consistent with the organization’s mission and objectives in international health. It publishes original contributions of interest to health and clinical practitioners, educators, policy makers, administrators, and learners in the health professions. Specifically this focus is on global models of health system integration and health professions education that lead to improved health and health care delivery.
Publishing frequency: 3 issues a year
American Journal of Health Promotion
A peer-reviewed journal on the science of lifestyle change. Established in 1986, the AJHP was the first peer-reviewed publication devoted exclusively to health promotion. The journal aims to:
- Provide a Forum for the many diverse disciplines that contribute to health promotion
- Reduce the gap between health promotion research and practice by delivering the most current and relevant research in the field while addressing its practical application.
Publishing frequency: Bi-monthly