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Health Psychology Open

eISSN: 20551029 | ISSN: 20551029 | Current volume: 10 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Yearly

Health Psychology Open (HPO) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, online-only journal providing rapid publication. HPO is dedicated to publishing cutting-edge research in health psychology from around the world. Please see the Aims and Scopes tab for further information.

Why publish in Health Psychology Open?

  • Rapid, rigorous peer review
  • Authors retain copyright under a Creative Commons license
  • Inclusion in SCOPUS
  • Inclusion in PubMed Central
  • Inclusion in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • No word limit

Open access article processing charge (APC) information

The article processing charge (APC) for this journal is currently 2000 USD.

The APC is only payable when a manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Please see further details here.

Submission information

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Please see the Submission Guidelines tab for more information on how to submit an article to the journal.

Early Career Researcher (ECR) review opportunity

The Editors of Health Psychology Open have an exciting opportunity for Early Career Researchers (ECR) to become reviewers for the journal. An ECR is someone who is completing postgraduate training such as a PhD or postdoctoral training or is someone who has completed their training in the last few years. ECRs who have not yet been awarded their PhD or doctoral qualification should be supported by a supervisor when completing their review. Training and resources on completing the review process will be made available. If you would like to become an ECR reviewer for the journal, please email the journal editors ( with a short expression of interest outlining your current position in relation to career development and your expertise in relation to health psychology topics and methodological approaches. We will be in touch to invite you to a meeting where further information will be provided.


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Health Psychology Open (HPO) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, online-only journal providing rapid publication. HPO is dedicated to publishing cutting-edge research in health psychology from around the world.

HPO seeks to provide a platform for both traditional empirical analyses and more qualitative and/or critically oriented approaches to health psychology. All areas of health psychology are covered, but these topics are of particular interest:

  • Clinical health psychology
  • Critical health psychology
  • Community health psychology
  • Health psychology practice
  • Health psychology through a social, cultural or regional lens

The journal particularly favours papers that focus on health psychology in practice, including submissions concerning community and/or clinical applications and interventions. Review articles are also welcomed.

There is no fixed limit to the length of manuscripts, which is normally strictly limited in other journals, for example HPO’s sister journal, Journal of Health Psychology (JHP).

Studies published in this journal are required to obtain ethical approval from an Institutional Review Board. Such approval must include informed, signed consent by all research participants. Any manuscript not containing an explicit statement concerning ethical approval and informed consent will not be considered.

Founding Editor
David F. Marks Arles, France
Lindsey Burns Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Joanna McParland Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Associate Editors
Ronan Conroy Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland
Seth Kalichman University of Connecticut, USA
Carla Willig City University, London, UK
Editorial Board
Nancy E Adler University of California, San Francisco, USA
Suzanne Bennett Johnson University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Glynis M. Breakwell University of Bath, UK
Catherine Campbell London School of Economics, London, UK
Kerry Chamberlain Massey University, Albany, New Zealand
Sabrina Cipoletta University of Padova, Italy
Cecilia G. Conaco University of the Phillipines, Phillipines, Philippines
Emee Vida Estacio Athens, Greece
Brian Evans Middlesex University, UK
Uwe Flick Freie Universtität Berlin, Germany
Paul Flowers University of Strathclyde, UK
Keith Geraghty University of Manchester, UK
M. Graça Pereira University of Minho, Portugal
Charlotte Hilton Hilton Health Consultancy, UK, University of Derby, UK and University of Florida, USA
Stevan E Hobfoll Rush Medical College, USA
Cheryl L. Holt University of Maryland, USA
David Ingledew Bangor University, UK
Leonard A. Jason DePaul University, USA
Ashraf Kagee Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Elizabeth A. Klonoff University of Central Florida, USA
Feng Kong Shaanxi Normal University, China
Gary L Kreps George Mason University, USA
Christina Liossi University of Southampton, UK
Luo Lu National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Aleksandra Luszczynska University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland and University of Colorado, USA
Antonia C. Lyons University of Auckland, New Zealand
Kareena McAloney-Kocaman Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Chris McManus University College London, UK
Michael Murray University of Keele, UK
Paul Nussbaum University of Pittsburgh, USA
Doug Oman University of California, Berkeley, USA
Chandra Y. Osborn Vanderbilt University, USA
James O. Prochaska University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA
Tina Rochelle City University of Hong Kong, China
Jesus Rodriguez-Marin Miguel Hernandez University, Alicante, Spain
Jason Seacat Western New England College, USA
Jonathan Smith Birkbeck College, London, UK
Mark R. Somerfield Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Mary-Jane Paris Spink Pontificia Catholic University, São Paulo, Brazil
Wendy Stainton-Rogers The Open University, UK
Penny Standen University Hospital, Nottingham, UK
Christine Stephens Massey University, New Zealand
Stephen Sutton University of Cambridge, UK
Catherine Marie Sykes City University London, UK
Catherine S-K Tang National University of Singapore, Singapore
Carl E. Thoresen Stanford University, USA
Claudia Unikel-Santoncini National Institute of Psychiatry, Mexico
Jan Vinck Hasselt University, Belgium
Stephen M Weiss University of Miami, USA
Jelte M. Wicherts Tilburg University, Netherlands
Richard A Winett Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, USA
Xiaofei Xie Peking University, China
  • Clarivate Analytics: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • ProQuest
  • ProQuest: Applied Social Science Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)
  • PsycINFO
  • PubMed Central (PMC)
  • Scopus

Manuscript submission guidelines can be accessed on Sage Journals.