It was tremendous to gather in Vancouver and heartening to hear excitement about the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine (IJBM). I continue to reflect upon the discussion we had at the IJBM-organized session, “Reporting our Science: A Panel Session with Editors of Behavioral Medicine Journals”. The panel included a group of editors and associated editors from top behavioral medicine scientific journals. Many great topics were discussed including navigating open science practices, publishing early phase trials, and how to get involved in the editorial process. IJBM is currently updating its Instructions for Authors document in hope to provide clear guidance on these and other matters in IJBM. We are also always on the lookout for those of you interested in serving as reviewers, editorial board members, or even associate editors. Reach out to our editorial team to get involved!
I was extremely honored to present the 2021 and 2022 Springer Awards for Excellence in Publication in Behavioral Medicine while in Vancouver. Awardees are selected by an editorial review panel who consider the metrics of impact for each paper, including number of times downloaded and number of garnered citations. Honored papers included:
2021 Springer Award for Excellence in Behavioral Medicine Publishing
Co-Lead Author: Aric Prather
University of California, San Francisco, USA
Co-Lead Author: Sarah Pressman
University of California, Irvine, USA
2022 Springer Award for Excellence in Behavioral Medicine Publishing
Lead Author: Alison Bacon
University of Plymouth, UK
We also awarded a very first set of IJBM Regional Awards for Excellence in Publication in Behavioral Medicine. These included an awardee each from Asia, Australia, North America, South America, and Europe. Help me congratulate our inaugural awardees:
Lead Author: Ning Zhang
Zhejiang University, China
Lead Author: Bradley Appelhans
Rush University, USA
Lead Author: Gill Hubbard
University of the Highlands and Islands, UK
Be on the lookout for our upcoming special issues, “Social Isolation and Loneliness in Acute and Chronic Illness” (Special Issue Editors: Allison Marziliano and Michael Diefenbach) and “Advancing the Science of Behavioral Medicine: Meta-Analyses and Foundational Reviews” (Special Issue Editors: Chun-Qing Zhang, Ren Liu, Michael Hoyt).
And, as always, do not forget to join us on Twitter at @IJBMed.