Volumes & Issues
Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives
Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives
Journal Title: Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives
ISSN: 1081-0730
ISSN Online: 1087-0415
Publication Frequency: 12 issues per year
Impact Factor:
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© 2015 Thomson Reuters, 2014 Journal Citations Report® ranks Journal of Health Communication 14th
out of 76 in the Communication (social science) and 19th out of 85 in
Information Science & Library Science (social science) categories with
an Impact Factor of 1.617.

2014 Five-Year Impact Factor: 2.382
Ranking: 14/76 in Communication and 19/85 in Information Science & Library Science
All figures ©2015 Thomson Reuters, 2014 Journal Citation Reports®

Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives is the leading journal covering the full breadth of a field that focuses on the communication of health information globally. Articles feature research on:

? Developments in the field of health communication;
? New media, m-health and interactive health communication;
? Health Literacy;
? Social marketing;
? Global Health;
? Shared decision making and ethics;
? Interpersonal and mass media communication;
? Advances in health diplomacy, psychology, government, policy and education;
? Government, civil society and multi-stakeholder initiatives;
? Public Private partnerships and
? Public Health campaigns.

Global in scope, the journal seeks to advance a synergistic relationship between research and practical information. With a focus on promoting the health literacy of the individual, caregiver, provider, community, and those in the health policy, the journal presents research, progress in areas of technology and public health, ethics, politics and policy, and the application of health communication principles. The journal is selective with the highest quality social scientific research including qualitative and quantitative studies.

Peer Review Policy: All articles in the journal have undergone rigorous screening, based on both editorial and double-blind peer review.

Subjects Covered & Scope: Communication Studies; Health Communication; Taylor & Francis Collection
Editor Board:


Scott C. Ratzan , MD, MPA    

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Milken Institute School of Public Health,
The George Washington University, USA

Managing Editor:

Wendy Meltzer - Department of Global Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University, USA

Editorial Review Board:

Collins Airhihenbuwa - Pennsylvania State University, USA
Nancy Atkinson -  Westat, USA
Thomas E. Backer - Human Interaction Research Institute, USA
Michael Basil - University of Lethbridge, Canada
Robert Baukus - Pennsylvania State University, USA
Christopher E. Beaudoin - Texas A&M University, USA
Christina S. Beck - School of Communication Studies at Ohio University, USA
Jay M. Bernhardt - Center for Health Communication, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Dina Borzekowski - University of Maryland School of Public Health, USA
Carma Bylund -  Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Michael A. Chamberlain - BMJ Publishing Group, UK
Maria Leonora Comello - University of North Carolina, USA
Joel J. Davis - S an Diego State University, USA
William DeJong - Boston University School of Public Health, USA
Ashley Duggan - Boston College, USA 
Timothy Edgar - Emerson College, USA
Nichole Egbert -  Kent State University, USA
Warren Feek - The Communication Initiative, Canada
Thomas Hugh Feeley - State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Vicki S. Freimuth - University of Georgia, USA
Paul Gaist - National Institutes of Health, USA
Jeanne P. Goldberg - Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy, USA
Bernard Goldstein - Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Muhiuddin Haider - University of Maryland, USA
Larry Hershfield - University of Toronto, Canada
Laurie Hoffman-Goetz - University of Waterloo, Canada
Robert Hornik - Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA
James N. Hyde - Tufts University School of Medicine, USA
Jakob D. Jensen - University of Utah, USA
Gary Kreps - George Mason University, USA
Janice Krieger - Ohio State University, USA
Heidi J. Larson - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Michael L. Levy - University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, USA
Ragnar E. Lofstedt - King’s Centre for Risk Management, King’s College, UK
Holly A. Massett - National Cancer Institute, USA
Donald Morisky - University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, USA
Sheila T. Murphy -  Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, USA  
Jeff Niederdeppe - Cornell University, USA
Rafael Obregón - UNICEF, USA
Ruth Parker - Emory University School of Medicine, USA
J. Gregory Payne - Emerson College, USA
John C. Pollock - The College of New Jersey, USA
Brian L. Quick - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Ken Rabin - Alfa Communications, Warsaw, Poland
Amelie Ramirez - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA
Ronald E. Rice -  University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Irving Rootman - University of Victoria, Canada
Rima Rudd - Harvard University School of Public Health, USA
David A. Shore - Harvard University School of Public Health, USA
Kami Silk -  Michigan State University, USA
Eugene Sivadas - University of Washington, Tacoma, USA
Michael Slater - Ohio State University, USA
Sandi W. Smith - Michigan State University, USA
William Smith - USA
L. Suzanne Suggs -  University of Lugano, Switzerland
Thomas W. Valente - University of Southern California, USA
Derek Yach - Vitality Group, USA

Abtracting & Indexing:

Abstracted/Indexed in: Cancer Prevention and Control; CHID-Health Education and Promotion; CIOS; Communication Abstracts; Contents Pages in Education; CSA Sociological Abstracts; Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences;e-psyche;Educational Research Abstracts; Epilepsy Education and Prevention; Health Education Abstracts; MEDLINE (available via PubMed); Prenatal Smoking Cessation; Research Alert; Social Science Citation Index; and Social SciSearch.

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