Journal of Health and Social Behavior
|Journal of Health and Human Behavior|
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
|J. Health Soc. Behav.|
|Edited by||Gilbert Gee|
The Journal of Health and Social Behavior is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Sage Publications on behalf of the American Sociological Association. It covers the application of sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of health and illness and the organization of medicine and health care. The editor-in-chief is Gilbert Gee (University of California, Los Angeles); previous editors-in-chief have been Debra Umberson (University of Texas at Austin) and Eliza Pavalko (Indiana University).
Abstracting and indexing
The journal is abstracted and indexed in AgeLine, Applied Social Science Index and Abstracts, Education Resources Information Center, MEDLINE/PubMed, PsycINFO, Science Citation Index, Scopus, and Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 3.333, ranking it 4th out of 60 journals in the category "Psychology, Social" and 7th out of 136 journals in "Public, Environmental & Occupational Health".