Aims and scope
Journal of Behavioral Medicine Research and Development is an international refereed journal publishes quarterly online open access by KMF. The Journal is a broadly conceived interdisciplinary publication devoted to furthering understanding of physical health and illness through the knowledge, methods, and techniques of behavioral science. A significant function of the journal is the application of this knowledge to prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation and to the promotion of health at the individual, community, and population levels. The content of the journal spans all areas of basic and applied behavioral medicine research, conducted in and informed by all related disciplines including but not limited to: psychology, medicine, the public health sciences, sociology, anthropology, health economics, nursing, and biostatistics. Topics welcomed include but are not limited to: prevention of disease and health promotion; the effects of psychological stress on physical and psychological functioning; sociocultural influences on health and illness; adherence to medical regimens; the study of health related behaviors including tobacco use, substance use, sexual behavior, physical activity, and obesity; health services research; and behavioral factors in the prevention and treatment of somatic disorders. Reports of interdisciplinary approaches to research are particularly welcomed.
KMF Publication Ethics Statement
Journal of Behavioral Medicine Research and Development is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. KMF takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. KMF takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use latest software to check submissions against previous publications.
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Copyright / Open Access
Articles published in Journal of Behavioral Medicine Research and Development will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law. The copyright is retained by the author(s). KMF will insert the following note at the end of the published text:
© 2020 by the authors; licensee KMF. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law.
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