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.

Most recent editions of the Journal

Volume 41

Volume 40

Volume 39

Getting the Most from the Journal

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Impact Factor


6 Issues Annually

Executive Editor
Penny N. Glover, MEd, CCRC

Elbert D. Glover, PhD, FAAHB

Open Access Articles

Complete list of Open Access articles available on the American Journal of Health Behavior.

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As a value-added benefit of publishing in AJHB, we will be offering authors a unique opportunity for sharing additional details with other health behavior scholars regarding their publication and related work in which they are engaged. Specifically, we will be inviting authors to contribute a video that they can create on their desktop or laptop computer.  When it has been reviewed and approved, we will activate it at our website and provide additional information to link the video to their paper, moreover, authors will be able to link the video to their home institution/organization, or to another personal website of their preference. This video will become part of a permanent archive that accompanies papers published in AJHB. We hope that in doing so it will enhance the visibility of authors work in general as well as to their excellent contribution to American Journal of Health Behavior.

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