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Publishing original, refereed papers, Health Education Research deals with all the vital issues involved in health education and promotion worldwide - providing a valuable link between the health education research and practice communities.

Health Education Research gives highest priority to original research focused on health education and promotion research, particularly intervention studies with solid research designs. The journal welcomes rigorous qualitative studies or those that concentrate on hard-to-reach populations. Because of the high number of submissions, cross sectional studies, instrument development, psychometric studies, and pilot data are assigned lower priority. Medical or professional health education studies are not within the scope of the journal’s themes unless they are directly related to the broad area of changing health behaviors and the conditions that influence health.

Abstracting and Indexing Services Health Education Research is covered by the following major indexing services:

Abstracts in Anthropology
Abstracts in Anthropology
Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases
Addiction Abstracts
Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)
British Education Index
British Nursing Index
British Nursing Index
CAB Abstracts
Contents Page in Education
Current Contents® /Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dairy Science Abstracts
Education Research Abstracts
Educational Management Abstracts
Educational Technology Abstracts
Environmental Science and Pollution Management
Excerpta Medica Abstract Journals
Global Health
Health & Safety Science Abstracts
Helminthology Abstracts
Index Veterinarius
Journal Citation Reports /Social Sciences Edition
Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Abstracts
Multicultural Education Abstracts
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews
Periodicals Index Online (PIO)
Physical Education Index
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PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Psychology Journals
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Research into Higher Education Abstracts

Review of Medical and Veterinary Mycology
Rural Development Abstracts
Social Sciences Citation Index®
Social Scisearch®
Sociology of Education
Special Education Needs Abstracts
Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts (SWA)
The Standard Periodical Directory
Tropical Diseases Bulletin
Vocational Education & Training Abstracts
Wilson OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition
World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts


YearImpact FactorSsi: Education & Educational ResearchSsi: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
20151.66736 out of 23058 out of 153
20141.57431 out of 22458 out of 145
20131.94422 out of 21937 out of 136
20121.61522 out of 21650 out of 136
20111.65620 out of 20344 out of 131
20101.88919 out of 17728 out of 114
20092.1468 out of 13920 out of 95
20082.3105 out of 11214 out of 76
20071.7867 out of 10518 out of 70
20061.6236 out of 10024 out of 66

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Social Science Citation Index by ISI.

Officially associated with

The International Union for
Health Promotion and Education


Impact factor: 1.667

5-Yr impact factor: 2.456

Executive Editor

Michael Eriksen, USA

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