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Health Communication Research

• Aims and scope

Health Communication Research is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on the study of communication in the context of public health, healthcare systems, and health sciences as well as the study of public health in the context of communication. We welcome scholars and practitioners in the fields of communication, public health, psychology, sociology, and other relevant subjects to submit their original research findings. Published articles feature research on, but are not limited to, the following topics:

• Interpersonal/ mass communication and health
• New media & health, e-health, m-health, u-health & smart healthcare • Health information and health literacy;
• Public health and communication;
• Health promotion, public health campaigns, and social marketing;
• Equity and health policies;
• Risk perception and risk communication;
• Risk governance and health crisis management;
• Medical communication and patient-medical staff relationships;
• Evolution of health communication
• Ethical issues in health communication;
• Social health, social epidemiology, and media;
•  Health communication education (training)

Global in scope, the journal seeks to integrate public health studies and communication research by pursuing the highest quality of social scientific research, based on either quantitative or qualitative orientations. In particular, the journal presents research that is informative and valuable for all entities involved in the health communication process, including healthcare beneficiaries, caregivers, health providers, communities, and health policy professionals.  

  • Peer Review Policy: All articles in the journal will undergo both editorial and anonymous double-blind peer review processes.

• Guidelines for authors

Thank you for choosing to submit your research to Health Communication Research. The journal accepts electronically submitted manuscripts via email. Please send your manuscript to the editorial office at: hcredit@naver.com.

Publication office: Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 08826


Your paper should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract;  introduction, literature review, methods, results, discussion; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figures; and figure captions (as a list).

Word Limits

Authors should submit articles no longer than 7,000 words (excluding references, table, etc.).

Style & References

Please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

Please ensure that the manuscript is appropriately blinded. Authors should not include any information regarding the author's personal identity or institutional affiliation outside of the title page. Please double-check your manuscript for:

  • Self-citations "in press";
  • Self-referencing citations, including author identity
  • Institutional affiliation (often in the Methods and Acknowledgement sections)
  • Any indicator of either author(s) or institution(s) in the title of the manuscript file, e.g., "YourName_Manuscript.doc."

Permission: Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright owners when using lengthy quotations (500 words or more), tables, or figures published elsewhere.  

Queries: Please contact us at hcredit@naver.com if you have any questions.

• Journal information

Print ISSN: 2093-2707, eISSN: 2671-5856

2 issues per year

• Editorial board


Youngkee Ju (Hallym University, Republic of Korea)



Jongsun Lee (Gangwon University, Republic of Korea)

Jounghwa Choi (Hallym University, Republic of Korea)

Hyoseon Choi (Chosun University, Republic of Korea)

Kyungbo Kim (Myoungji University, Republic of Korea)

Hokyung Kim (Seowon University, Republic of Korea)

Michael Prieler (Hallym University, Republic of Korea)

Jiyang Bae (Chonnam National University, Republic of Korea)

Sebastian Scherr (KU Leuven University, Belgium)

Dohoon Choi (Sejong University, Republic of Korea)

Seungsik Hwang (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)



Jeonghoon Shin (Seoul National University)

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Youngkee Ju, Editor-in-chief
Hallym University

Tel) 82-33-248-1925

Email) youngj@hallym.ac.kr; hcredit@naver.com

한국헬스커뮤니케이션학회 Korea Health Communication Association

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ISSN : 2093-2707 /  eISSN : 2671-5856