Philosophy of the Journal

The Am J Health Behav seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

Journal Objectives

To provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of personal attributes, personality characteristics, behavior patterns, social structure, and processes on health maintenance, health restoration, and health improvement to disseminate knowledge of holistic, multidisciplinary approaches to designing and implementing effective health programs, and to showcase health behavior analysis skills that have been proven to affect health improvement and recovery.

In The News

Am J Health Behav is in its 45th year of publication.

The journal reliably ranks among the Top 100 journals out of the more than 11,000 hosted by Ingenta for monthly downloads. The lowest ranking to date is 13th with 1,329 full downloads! Publishing in the journal increases the probability of being downloaded.

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Journal Disclaimer

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in a published manuscript appearing in the American Journal of Health Behavior are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PNG Publications. PNG Publications takes no responsibility for any content errors or omissions in the published manuscript. Author(s) are responsible for reviewing and approving the final manuscript proof prior to its publication.

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Ethical Journal Guidelines

Am J Health Behav adheres to the COPE Core Practices regarding ethical guidelines for publication. In addition, we support use of the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines regarding journal policies and practices. To view Ethical Guidelines, click here.

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Following are the most recent editions of the Journal

Volume 45

Volume 44

Volume 43

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Executive Editor
Penny N. Glover, MEd, CCRC

Elbert D. Glover, PhD, FAAHB

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