The International Journal of Behavioral Medicine (IJBM) is the official scientific journal of the International Society for Behavioral Medicine (ISBM). IJBM seeks to present the best theoretically-driven evidence-based work in the field of behavioral medicine from around the globe. IJBM embraces multiple theoretical perspectives research methodologies groups of interest and levels of analysis. The journal is interested in research across the broad spectrum of behavioral medicine including health-behavior relationships the prevention of illness and the promotion of health the effects of illness on the self and others the effectiveness of novel interventions identification of biobehavioral mechanisms and the influence of social factors on health. We welcome experimental non-experimental quantitative qualitative and mixed-methods studies as well as implementation and dissemination research integrative reviews and meta-analyses.

  • Explores interactions among psychological, biobehavioral, social, and cultural factors in physical health and illness, and the translation of that research to practice and policy
  • Covers biobehavioral mechanisms; clinical studies on diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation; and more
  • Official publication of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM)

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Michael A. Hoyt
Managing Editor
  • Keli Ballinger
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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1.955 (2018)
Impact factor
2.326 (2018)
Five year impact factor
37 days
Submission to first decision
220 days
Submission to acceptance
126,306 (2018)
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1532-7558
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1070-5503
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