Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
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Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences

2014 Impact Factor: 0.627
2014 Ranking: 88/129 in Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor
Amado M. Padilla Sociology, Stanford University, USA

eISSN: 15526364| ISSN: 07399863|Current volume: 38|Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

Provocative and Informative

For more than 30 years, researchers, educators, mental health professionals, sociologists and policy makers have turned to Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences for the latest research and analyses on Hispanic issues. Each quarterly issue of HJBS brings you the latest theoretical work, research studies, and analyses you need to stay on top of this dynamic field. Distinguished experts from diverse fields of study present scholarly articles that keep you up-to-date with the latest behavioral research on a wide variety of Hispanic concerns, including cultural assimilation, communication barriers, intergroup relations, employment discrimination, substance abuse, AIDS prevention, family dynamics, and minority poverty.

Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences is multidisciplinary and comprehensive, providing coverage of relevant issues from the fields of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Education, Linguistics, Public Health, Economics, and Political Science.


Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences publishes empirical articles, multiple case study reports, critical reviews of literature, conceptual articles, reports of new instruments, and scholarly notes of theoretical or methodological interest to Hispanic populations. The multidisciplinary focus of the HJBS includes the fields of anthropology, economics, education, linguistics, political science, psychology, psychiatry, public health, and sociology.

Editorial Management Group
Nelly Salgado de Snyder Mexican Institute of Public Health, Mexico
Gerardo Marin University of San Francisco
Consulting Editors
Hortensia Amaro Boston University, Massachusetts
Manuel Barrera Arizona State University, West
Guillermo Bernal University of Puerto Rico
Raymond Buriel Pomona College, USA
J. Manuel Casas University of California, Santa Barbara
Richard Cervantes Behavioral Assessment Inc.
Lillian Comas Diaz Transcultural Mental Health Institute
Giuseppe Constantino Fordham University
Israel Cuellar The University of Texas - Pan American
Rodolfo O. de la Garza University of Texas, Austin
Rogelio Diaz Guerrero Cuernavaca, Mexico
Raymond Garza University of Texas at San Antonio
Susan E. Keefe Appalachian State University
Steven Lopez Ohio State University
Ma. Elena Medina-Mora Mexican Institute of Psychiatry, Mexico
Edwin Melendez Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gary Montgomery The University of Texas - Pan American
Edward Morales California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda
Esteban L. Olmedo California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
Kurt Organista History, University of California, Berkeley
Lloyd Rogler Fordham University, NY
Irma Serrano University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
V. Scott Solberg University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Jose Szapocznik University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Marta Tienda University of Chicago, IL
Guadalupe Valdes Stanford University, USA
Richard Valencia University of Texas, Austin
Enedina Vasquez New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
Melba J. T. Vasquez Austin, TX
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  • Manuscripts: Articles submitted for publication must be prepared in American English and must conform to the guidelines described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition); submissions not meeting this requirement will be returned. Manuscripts should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages in total length and should be submitted electronically as MS Word files (Windows Vista users, please save files down to the pre-2007, .doc versions; your submission will be returned otherwise). Authors should include a separate cover file with manuscript title, author(s), affiliation, each author’s contact information, short biographical paragraphs of each author, and any acknowledgments. The manuscript file should include an abstract of no more than 150 words, followed by 4 to 5 keywords. Authors’ names should not appear anywhere other than on the cover file.

    Figures and tables: Figures and tables should be placed at the end of the manuscript file and numbered in the order they appear in text. An in-text callout should be inserted on a separate line just after the paragraph where each figure or table should appear (example: “[Figure 1 here]”). All figures should be submitted in the original program in which they were created (JPG, TIFF, or EPS; Microsoft Application Files are acceptable for line art). Any scanned images should be set at 1200 dpi for line art and 300 dpi for color or grayscale.

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    Submissions should be e-mailed to Dr. Amado M. Padilla, Editor, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, Center for Educational Research, Stanford University; e-mail: apadilla@stanford.edu. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content.

    The HJBS also publishes film and book review essays, book reviews, and review notes of books and film of interest to the journal's readership. All inquiries concerning books for review and/or submission of review type manuscripts should be sent to the editor: apadilla@stanford.edu.

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