Instructions for Authors
The European Health Psychologist invites high quality scientific contributions as well as announcements and information relevant to the members of the European Health Psychology Society. We aim to be flexible in publishing material in formats that facilitate a scientific discourse between health psychologists. If you have any ideas, please contact us directly.
Generally, authors are invited to submit scientific contributions including:
Position papers (think pieces)
Allow established researchers
to formulate and share points of view and potentially provocative
perspectives on topics in health psychology or related areas aiming
to stimulate discussions about future directions in research and
practice (1500-2000 words and up to 10 references).
Concise overviews areas of research, including
short summaries of keynote addresses or overviews of related disciplines
with reflections relevant to health psychology. (1500-2000 words
and up to 12 references).
Empirical investigations that warrant
reporting as a letter rather than as a full paper. These empirical
letters will be submitted to a peer review process (up to 1500
words and 8 references).
The key idea is to give health psychologists
an outlet to communicate their points of view on the development
of health psychology and/or on the research programmes they are
leading, but also to provide possibilities to challenge authors,
make them address sore points and answer critical questions. The
interview is a perfect format to reach these objectives. Please
contact us with ideas, including ideas of potential interviewees.
Controversies can be presented as a dialogue
amongst two colleagues with different views, as two dialectally
different position papers on a same topic, or a controversial
piece. We also welcome responses to pieces previously published
in the EHP.
Reports about conferences and workshops
These should be
relevant to the EHP readers (up to 1000 words).
Country/research group profiles of EHPS conference host countries
Other important information relevant to EHPS members
Please do contact us with any suggestions or enquiries.
*Note* Empirical papers & review papers: The EHP
does not publish manuscripts that fall within the scope of the EHPS
journals Psychology & Health and Health Psychology Review.
Furthermore, the EHP does not publish materials which have previously
been published or submitted elsewhere.
Before submitting an article to the European Health Psychologist (EHP), please
consider the following elements:
All contributions should be sent in English, Microsoft Word (.doc) document, double-spaced, font face Times New Roman. Unless otherwise inappropriate, all contributions should include a title and a reference list.
Contributions should be between 1500-2000 words with 6-12 references.
However, given the online nature of the publication there is a certain
degree of flexibility. If your proposed piece is significantly outside
this range, please discuss with the editorial board.
All references should be in APA format.
Titles and affiliations
Please include the names, titles, and primary affiliations (e.g. academic institution and department) for all authors. Furthermore, please include a contact email address for one of the authors for correspondences.
As a convention, the EHP publishes a photograph of the first author of original articles. Photos should be recent, head and shoulders, preferably in colour and not copyrighted. Photos from websites are accepted if permissions for reproduction have been obtained from host websites. Images should be high quality photographs of the first author in independent image files using common formats (e.g., .jpg, .bmp, .tiff). Please note that photos pasted directly into Word documents are sometimes problematic and as such independent image files are required.
The EHP welcomes any additional photos to be published within the text of contributions to the EHP. Conventions for these should follow those for the author photos.
All copyrighted figures should include a permission statement from the original copyright holder allowing reproduction of the copyrighted figure. Original figures can be scanned or constructed using Microsoft Office tools (e.g., Word, Excel, Powerpoint). For large or complex figures, the editors reserve the right to reformat the figure to allow for maximum legibility and cohesion within the formatting of the EHP.
All tables should be submitted in APA format, preferably in a Microsoft Excel (.xls) format.
Statement of competing interests
A declaration of competing interests should be included with all contributions for all authors.
Once submitted contributions have been reviewed and edited, proofs will be sent back to authors for final approval.
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