La revue Health Psychology Bulletin lance un appel à communications pour un numéro spécial sur l’impact du Covid-19. Vous trouverez ci-dessous l’appel à communications diffusé par la revue.

Call for papers on COVID-19-related behaviours is open!

Health Psychology Bulletin has initiated a call for papers on COVID-19-related behaviours. The first two papers have gone through the review process and the call is still open. Please submit your work via

This call focuses on studies about determinants of behaviours related to prevention of COVID-19 (e.g., physical distancing, handwashing, wearing face masks). There are three important elements regarding this call for Health Psychology Bulletin (HPB):

First, results of such studies are needed urgently to inform government regulations and interventions around the world. Therefore, we aim for a quick review and to get papers published as soon as possible (we will not first compile a special issue, but release them immediately on an article-by-article basis). The first two papers went smoothly through two rounds of reviews:
• Burford et al. report on individual- and area-level characteristics associated with reasons for leaving home and subsequent protective health behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper is already available:
• Nigg et al al. report on promoting more physical Activity and less sedentary behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper is currently in production and will be available soon.

Second, we are also open to studies that have been conducted before the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was detected. For example, ‘older’ determinant studies on preventive behaviours, such as handwashing and wearing face masks, that might have been rejected before, but suddenly increase in relevance again.

Third, in line with the spirit of Health Psychology Bulletin, we aim to publish all studies, so we explicitly invite submissions of null findings, replications (regardless of the outcome), and reports of failed manipulations. Reviewers and editors are instructed to not reject papers because of methodological errors or insufficient power. Instead, at HPB the reviewing procedure is a collaborative effort where authors and reviewers work together to make sure the paper is a transparent documentation of the conducted research. The focus is on learning what can be learned, making sure we, as a field, don’t repeat the same mistakes, and enabling accurate meta-analysis of the total sum of our findings (see the inaugural editorial at This learning is even more relevant with a new virus that comes with many new unknowns – also with regard to understanding and changing preventive behaviours.

So, please take a moment, and submit your paper on COVID-19-related behaviours to Health Psychology Bulletin! To start submission:

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the Editors-in-Chief (see for the editorial team).

We look forward to your submission!

The HPB Editors-In-Chief
Diana Tăut, Gjalt-Jorn Peters & Rik Crutzen