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Author Guidelines

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). 
 
Overview papers
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).
 
Research letters
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).
 
Interviews
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.
 
Controversy
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.
 
Formatting checklist
Before submitting an article to the European Health Psychologist (EHP), please consider the following elements:
 
General formatting
All contributions should be sent in English, Open Document Format (.odt) or Microsoft Word (.doc) document, double-spaced, font face Times New Roman. Unless otherwise inappropriate, all contributions should include a title and a reference list.
 
Word Limit
Since the EHP became an online-only journal, word limits no longer exist. Nonetheless, striving for concise contributions is always preferable. Around 2000 words seems a good length.
 
References
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.
 
Author photographs
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.
 
General Photos
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.
 
Figures
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.
 
Tables
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.
 
Proofs
Once submitted contributions have been reviewed and edited, proofs will be sent back to authors for final approval.
 
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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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