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International Journal of Behavioral Medicine

International Journal of Behavioral Medicine

Official Journal of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Christina Lee

ISSN: 1070-5503 (print version)
ISSN: 1532-7558 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12529

Special Issue on Behavioral Medicine in the Asia Pacific

Guest editors: Akihito Shimazu, Akizumi Tsutsumi, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi

A special issue of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine will be devoted to papers on research in behavioral medicine in the Asia Pacific, which is diverse culturally, economically, and socially. Despite being the world’s most populous region, little attention has been given to research and practice of behavioral medicine in the region. The dominant theories and techniques in behavioral medicine have been developed and refined in western cultures, and more research is needed to examine whether they are applicable to Asia Pacific. The special issue is intended to improve the communication and collaboration between Asia Pacific researchers and practitioners in the field of behavioral medicine and colleagues elsewhere in the world. A broad range of studies which are carried out in the Asia Pacific or deal with issues related to behavioral medicine in the Asia Pacific will be considered for inclusion in the special issue. The issue will cover the entire range of behavioral medicine, including research on:
  • individual health and clinical studies;
  • public health and health promotion;
  • cultural factors in assessment and treatment.
We encourage you to submit original, empirical studies as well as literature reviews.

Submission deadline: 15th March 2015 

Submissions should follow the instructions for regular articles and should be submitted via the online submission system. The cover letter should specify that the authors wish their manuscript to be considered for the Special Issue on Behavioral Medicine in Asia Pacific Region. Submissions will be peer-reviewed, according to the Journal’s standard procedures. The issue is scheduled to appear in 2016.


Questions regarding the special issue should be directed to:
Akihito Shimazu | ashimazu@m.u-tokyo.ac.jp



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    The International Journal of Behavioral Medicine is the official publication of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine. It publishes original research and integrative reviews on interactions among behavioral, psychosocial, environmental, genetic and biomedical factors relevant to health and illness. The scope of the IJBM extends from research on biobehavioral mechanisms; clinical studies on diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation; to research on public health, including health promotion and prevention. As an international journal, the IJBM publishes research originating from all continents. In addition, the IJBM invites research on multi-national, multi-cultural and global aspects of health and illness.

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