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IJBM Call for Papers on “Advancing the Science of Behavioral Medicine: Meta-Analyses and Foundational Reviews”

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Letter of Intent Deadline: December 1, 2022 (rolling)

The International Journal of Behavioral Medicine (IJBM) approaches its 30-year anniversary. In commemoration of this momentous milestone, IJBM is organizing a special issue focused on systematic, scoping, and integrative literature reviews and meta-analyses that synthesize the state of the science in foundational areas of behavioral medicine. Submissions that integrate the existing science and point the field to opportunities for future progress are desired.

All scientific areas within the field of behavioral medicine are welcome. Meta-analyses and literature reviews of behavioral medicine research across the translational spectrum will be considered. Further, research that bridges the intersections of behavioral medicine and other areas of research (e.g., neuroscience, medical practice, nursing, public health, education, health psychology, environmental science) are likely to make strong contributions. Areas of work might include:

  • Behavioral Interventions
  • Adaptation to Chronic Illness and Symptom Management
  • Chronic Pain
  • Translational Sleep Science
  • Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Health and Illness
  • Health Behavior Change
  • Health Disparities and the Health of Underrepresented Populations
  • Technology-based Behavioral Medicine
  • Social Processes and Health
  • Resilience and Positive Psychology
  • Behavioral Medicine and Theory

This special issue provides a unique opportunity to simultaneously pause to organize accumulated knowledge and to provide the groundwork for the next generation of research in our field, including work that will achieve large steps forward for the discipline and its global impact. Thus, all submissions will be meta-analyses or reviews. Meta-analyses are a family of methods which allow for the aggregation and quantitative synthesis of a body of prior empirical findings. Literature reviews aim to synthesize an accumulated body of knowledge to inform new research efforts. Such reviews consolidate and synthesize existing literature through a transparent and replicable method.

More information about the editorial process and requirements for Letters of Intent (LOIs) can be found here.

Michael Hoyt

Michael A. Hoyt, PhD, is an Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention and Director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Lab at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California, USA. Dr. Hoyt's research interests include biobehavioral processes related to psychological adjustment and coping in the context of chronic disease and health-related adversity across the lifespan. His work seeks to understand the common pathways (e.g., psychological, behavioral, and psychobiological) related to the onset and recovery from physical illnesses, with a focus on cancer survivorship.