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Health Education Journal

Health Education Journal

eISSN: 17488176 | ISSN: 00178969 | Current volume: 83 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: 8 Times/Year
Health Education Journal is a world leading international journal in the fields of health education and health promotion.

First published in 1943, the journal is one of the oldest and most respected in the field. Its focus is on health education as it relates to individuals, populations, groups and communities who are vulnerable to, and/or at risk of, health issues and problems. It does not publish on the education and training of health professionals or on public health issues more generally.

Of special concern is the contribution that health education can make to personal and social well-being, to health promotion, and to individual and community health. Also of interest is health education's potential to promote adaptation, development and growth - among children and young people and in adult populations.

All papers are subjected to scientific peer review and authors can expect to receive at least two sets of comments on their work prior to a decision being made concerning publication.

Recently published papers have focused on topics such as life skills education; physical activity; healthy eating and nutrition; mental health; stress management and prevention; suicide prevention; drug and alcohol use; health literacy; health mentoring and coaching; healthy schools; workplace health promotion; smoking and tobacco use; health education for gender and sexual equality; safe schools and colleges; sexual and reproductive health education (including HIV); education to prevent infectious diseases; and education for oral health.

Special issues of the journal allow a focus on particular health education issue or concern. Recent special issues have focused on youth, health and justice; health, education and migration; and critical perspectives in health education.

The journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Health Education Journal is a peer reviewed journal publishing high quality papers on health education as it relates to individuals, populations, groups and communities who are vulnerable to, and/or at risk of, health issues and problems.

A strongly educational perspective is adopted with a focus on activities, interventions and programmes that work well in the contexts in which they are applied.

Health Education Journal does not review papers on the education and training of health professionals or on public health issues lacking a clear focus on health education as occurs through programmes, practices and interventions.

The journal is currently published eight times a year.

We accept original papers on health education research, methodology, policy development, and practice - particularly from an international perspective.

Editor in Chief
Peter J Aggleton Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Associate Editors
Deevia Bhana University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Cristina M. Caperchione University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Louise Warwick-Booth Leeds Beckett University, UK
Fiona Thirlwell Administrator, UK
Editorial Board
Robert Block The University of Rochester, USA
Paul Branscum Miami University, USA
Eric Walsh-Buhi Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Lisette Burrows University of Waikato, New Zealand
Chris Colvin Northern Illinois University, USA
Solveig Cunningham Emory University, USA
Angela Dawson University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Katie Fitzpatrick University of Auckland, New Zealand
Becky Freeman The University of Sydney, Australia
Caroline Fusco University of Toronto, Canada
Justin Guagliano Western Sydney University, Australia
Gurpinder Lalli University of Wolverhampton, UK
Deana Leahy Monash University, Australia
Carolyn Pluim Northern Illinois University, USA
Emma Rich University of Bath, UK
Paul Sharp University of British Columbia, Canada
Jonathan Shepherd University of Southampton, UK
Mamdouh Shubair University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Morten Skovdal University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Will Small Simon Fraser University, Canada
Kris Southby Leeds Beckett University, UK
Wayne Tony Usher Griffith University, Australia
Patricia Vertinsky University of British Columbia, Canada
Maria Waling Umeå University, Sweden
Ian Warwick UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK
Wendy Wills University of Hertfordshire, UK
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