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Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that they are submitted solely to Health Behavior and Policy Review and have not been previously published elsewhere. Manuscript consists of INTRODUCTION, METHODS, RESULTS, and CONCLUSION/DISCUSSION. At the end of your manuscript submission include IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH BEHAVIOR OR POLICY, Human Subjects Approval Statement, Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement, Acknowledgments, References, Tables, and Figures. Use "AMA Manual of Style" 10th Edition as your guide.
The title should be concise but informative (do not exceed 75 characters including spaces). Only the first letter of each word in the title should be capitalized - all other letters should be formatted in lower case.
Include human subject statement indicating institutional review and approval with document number, if possible, or statement of exempt status.
Beginning in 2015, articles published in Health Behavior and Policy Review must be accompanied by a conflict of interest disclosure statement, or a statement that the authors have no conflicts of interest to declare (All authors of this article declare they have no conflicts of interest). To execute this policy, all authors must privately disclose to the editors of Health Behavior and Policy Review at the time of their submission ANY and ALL potential conflicts of interest. These include financial and non-financial interests and relationships (see below for definitions), direct employment with a private sector entity (whether full-time, part-time, or on a consultancy basis), and service on private sector and non-profit boards and advisory panels, whether paid or unpaid. Authors also should disclose to editors any conflict of interest that may have influenced either the conduct or the presentation of research, including but not limited to close relationships with those who might be helped or hurt by the publication, academic interests and rivalries, and any personal, religious or political convictions relevant to the topic at hand. In the paper, authors should include a draft statement that discloses all relevant conflicts of interest and affiliations. Relevance for financial conflicts of interest with private firms is defined as a relationship of any value with a firm with a stake in the subject of the manuscript, or its competitors. Relevance for patents is defined as any invention or pending invention connected in any way to one of the authors. Because relevance is often “in the eye of the beholder,” err on the side of full disclosure in drafting the disclosure statement. Editors will check your draft against the private financial disclosure statement, and initiate discussions toward possible adjustments, if necessary.
What to report: Any financial relationship from the past 3 years (dating from the month of submission) of any size should be disclosed. These potential conflicts of interest include:
In addition, any current negotiations regarding future employment or current job offers, either full-time or part-time, must be disclosed.
In disclosing these financial arrangements to editors, authors can include dollar amounts even though they will not be printed in the journal. Editors may choose to exclude this information from publication, but in no case should an editor or author consider an arrangement irrelevant based on its size alone.
Non-Financial Conflicts of Interest: Authors may have strongly-held views about the article being submitted for publication. Authors should consider disclosing and editors may choose to print any affiliations or expressions of these views that may be relevant. These may be personal, political, or intellectual and may include any expression of strongly held views relevant to the subject of the submission. Such disclosures may be original, or they make reference to opinions previously expressed in books or monographs, op-eds or public comments, or to sworn testimony before or lobbying of legislators or legislative bodies. Non-financial conflicts of interest that should be disclosed also include membership or affiliation with non-governmental organizations that have an interest in the submission.
Conflict of interest disclosure relies on the honor system. Editors do not have the time or other resources to be financial auditors or ideological arbiters. Successful disclosure policies depend on the good will and integrity of authors. In all cases of failure to disclose a relevant conflict of interest of which the editors become aware, they will publish an editor’s note that becomes part of the permanent record of that article. In those rare cases where editors uncover a willful desire to conceal financial conflicts of interest, the editors will disallow publication by the author(s) in Health Behavior and Policy Review for a period of up to 3 years.
List the sources of support in the form of (a) person(s), grants, equipment, or drugs; and (b) note disclaimers, if any, including notices of the manuscript's prior appearance as a preliminary report or abstract.
Use the style of the examples below. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus (for assistance, see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/). A period should follow each journal listing and all book titles are italicized. If a journal title does not appear in Index Medicus, the full title should be used. Do not attempt to construct abbreviated titles yourself. For secondary sources, direct quotations, and citations from books or reports, give specific page numbers. Remember, cite personal communications in text only, giving the source and date. If communication is an e-mail: provide sender's address. Specifically, references should be listed in the following manner:
Number figures consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text. Letters, numbers, and symbols should be clear and even throughout and of sufficient size that each item will still be legible when reduced for publication. Titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends for figures, not embedded in the figures themselves. If a figure has been published, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material. Permission is required irrespective of authorship or publisher, except for documents in the public domain. Be sure each figure is cited in text and note where you believe the figure should be placed.
An Impact Factor (IF) is not calculated until 2 years after first publication, Health Behavior and Policy Review will become eligible to receive an IF in mid-year 2016.