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Congratulations to Dr Hidde van der Ploeg, Dr Léonie Uijtdewilligen, Professor Ester Cerin, Professor Clare Collins, and Professor Kirsten Davison! International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity is a top-rated Springer Nature journal. These exceptional editors performed in the top percentile of journals based on data collected from the Journal Author Satisfaction Survey. We're recognising extraordinary editors for their commitment and passion to their journals. Learn more about editorial excellence.

Open Access funding and discount information

Before submitting a paper to IJBNPA, we invite authors to check out their options for (partly) waivers and discounts in one of the following ways:

1.      Visit the membership page to see if the publication fee is fully or partially covered by an institutional membership.

2.      If you are a member of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) you are eligible for a 20%-off discount. Interested to become a member? Please visit the ISBNPA website at: ISBNPA – Advancing Behavior Change Science. You may obtain a discount code from IJBNPA’s editorial office via emailing which you will need to key in during the submission process.

3.      Visit the Open access agreement page to see if you are covered by any compact deals.

4.     Visit the Open access funding and policy page to get advise on finding and applying for open access funding.

5.      Request for regional waivers if you are based in low- or middle-income countries. Such requests should be done via the Editorial Manager system and during the submission process.

6.      Contact the Publishing editor Bex Chang at for discretionary waiver requests.

IJBNPA has a limited number of waivers available to support authors every calendar year. Requests will be evaluated case-by-case and granted on a first-come-first-serve basis.


  1. Authors: Anthony D. Okely, Davina Ghersi, Sarah P. Loughran, Dylan P. Cliff, Trevor Shilton, Rachel A. Jones, Rebecca M. Stanley, Julie Sherring, Natalie Toms, Simon Eckermann, Timothy S. Olds, Zhiguang Zhang, Anne-Maree Parrish, Lisa Kervin, Sandra Downie, Jo Salmon…

    Content type: Research

ISBNPA Xchange Initiative 2021 is shaping up to be another great conference under the theme of “Thinking independently together – Let’s dance around the world!” 

28 Symposia and over 420 abstracts were selected for ISBNPA XChange sessions and will be presented as a mix of live, simu-live and on-demand recordings.

Aims and scope

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (IJBNPA) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal offering high quality articles, rapid publication and wide diffusion in the public domain.

IJBNPA is devoted to furthering the understanding of the behavioral aspects of diet and physical activity and is unique in its inclusion of multiple levels of analysis, including populations, groups and individuals and its inclusion of epidemiology, and behavioral, theoretical and measurement research areas.  IJBNPA prioritises research based on randomised controlled trials (RCTs), systematic reviews (with or without meta-analyses, as appropriate), and observational studies. IJBNPA will also review other study designs such as strong or ground-breaking methodological papers, rigorous qualitative studies, debate papers and commentaries. IJBNPA publishes pilot studies only in exceptional circumstances and it does not publish protocol papers or letters to the editors.

Featured collection

WHO 2020 guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behavior

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (IJBNPA) is publishing a series of papers providing more background and discussion of the guidelines and their implications for research and practice. These papers are published as part of a collaboration involving WHO, the Guideline Development Group (GDG), other scientists, the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, and IJBNPA.

Collection published on 26 November 2020

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Society information

The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) stimulates, promotes and advocates innovative research and policy
in the area of behavioral nutrition and physical activity toward the betterment of human health worldwide.

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (IJBNPA) is the official journal of The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA). Members of the Society will receive a 20% discount on the article-processing charge for articles they publish in IJBNPA. Members of ISBNPA should go to the society website before proceeding with submission.

Celebrating IJBNPA's 15th Anniversary

2019 marked the 15th Anniversary of International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. To celebrate, we put together a page of the journal's milestones including the links to the journal's most cited and most talked-about articles. 

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"Physical activity and healthy nutrition can play a major role in the prevention and treatment of the leading non-communicable diseases. Research in this area is rapidly evolving and our journal aims to present research of the highest standard that will inform practitioners, policy makers and fellow researchers."

Hidde van der Ploeg, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

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