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Open Access funding and discount information

Before submitting a paper to IJBNPA, we invite authors to check out their options for 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 50%-off discount. To obtain the 50% reduction, members should agree to the article processing charge upon submission. Then upon editorial acceptance of your manuscript, you will be asked to confirm your institutional affiliation. After this step is a separate screen related to journal partnerships where you can check a box indicating that you believe you are covered by a society sponsorship. At that point, if eligible, we will approve your APC discount.

Interested in becoming a member? Please visit the ISBNPA website at: ISBNPA – Advancing Behavior Change Science.

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 advice 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 made via the Editorial Manager system during the submission process by selecting “I believe I am eligible for a waiver or discount of the article-processing charge”.

6.      Contact the Publishing editor Elliot Cox ( 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.


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, 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 that feature a temporal dimension. 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 are entitled to receive a 50% discount on the article-processing charge for articles they publish in IJBNPA. Please note that this discount requires the lead or corresponding author to be a financial member of ISBNPA at the time of lodgement and the discount cannot be combined with other discounts that authors may have access to. Members of ISBNPA should select Option 2 (‘I believe that I am covered by a BMC/SpringerOpen Membership Account and wish to request institutional payment or discount’) on the Payment Options page during the submission process to access this discount. 

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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Editor's quote

"Our journal focuses on the behavioral aspects of nutrition and physical activity to help researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers better understand assessment, systemic interrelationships, and how to design and evaluate interventions toward improving the health and wellbeing among individuals, groups, and populations."

Richard Rosenkranz, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

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The official journal of The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    8.7 - 2-year Impact Factor
    9.7 - 5-year Impact Factor
    2.701 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    2.709 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    14 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    158.5 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    25,009 Altmetric mentions