Military Behavioral Health Call for Papers

Military Behavioral Health

The Military Behavioral Health:  An International Journal of Research and Community Study is the flagship journal aggregating current knowledge about the biopsychosocial health and well-being of service members, veterans, and families impacted by military service.

The journal will disseminate peer-reviewed, high-quality behavioral health research related to this population to a broad domestic and international, multidisciplinary audience. Disciplines whose work contributes to the corpus of Military Behavioral Health knowledge include, but are not limited to: Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Sociology, Organizational Behavior, and Anthropology. Research found in Military Behavioral Health will adhere to the National Institutes of Health Guidelines of behavioral and social sciences research in that it is not restricted by discipline or methodological approach, but is characterized by the following attributes: 

  • An emphasis on theory-driven research.
  • The search for general principles of behavioral and social functioning.
  • The importance ascribed to a developmental, lifespan perspective that reflects resilience as well as challenges.
  • An emphasis on individual variation, and variation across sociodemographics categories such as gender, age, and sociocultural status; and a focus on both the social and biological contexts of behavior.

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Submissions Instructions

Military Behavioral Health receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts site. ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, and facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. If you have any other requests, please contact Eva Alday, the journal’s Managing Editor, at ealday@usc.edu.

All manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, using the 12-point font, with margins of at least one inch on all sides.   The page size should be set to 8.5 x 11 inches and manuscripts should be approximately 20 pages (5,000 words) in length. Page numbers should appear at the top of each page.

Every submission should include an abstract of not more than 100 words, followed by a minimum of 10 key words. Please note that the current American Psychological Association Style ( www.apa.org) should be followed. Please consult our guidance on keywords here.

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