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Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences

Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences

eISSN: 15526364 | ISSN: 07399863 | Current volume: 45 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

Provocative and Informative

For more than thirty years, researchers, educators, mental health professionals, sociologists, and policymakers have turned to the Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (HJBS) for the latest research and analysis on Hispanic issues. Each quarterly issue of HJBS provides the latest theoretical work, research studies, and analysis that readers and researchers need to stay on top of this dynamic field. Distinguished experts from diverse fields of study contribute timely scholarly articles on 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.

The 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.

The 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 HJBS encompasses the fields of anthropology, economics, education, linguistics, political science, psychology, psychiatry, public health, and sociology.

Deborah Parra-Medina University of Texas at Austin, USA
Associate Editors
V. Nelly Salgado de Snyder Latino Research Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Luis H. Zayas The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA
Consulting Editors
Julia Albarracin Western Illinois University, USA
Beverly Araujo Dawson Adelphi University School of Social Work, USA
Thomas Arcury Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati University of Southern California, USA
Leopoldo Cabassa Washington University, St. Louis, USA
Richard Cervantes Behavioral Assessment, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, USA
Melvin Delgado Boston University, USA
Alex Kopelowicz University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Roberto Lewis Columbia University, USA
Francesca Lopez The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Steven Lopez Ohio State University
Flavio Marsiglia Arizona State University, USA
Kurt C. Organista University of California, Berkeley, USA
Fernando Riosmena University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Rogelio Saenz University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Adriana Umana-Taylor Harvard University, USA
Founding Editor
Amado M. Padilla Stanford University, USA
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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; 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.


    Previously copyrighted material: Material taken directly from a copyrighted source should be clearly identified, and the copyright holder’s written permission to reproduce it should be submitted to the editor. Permission in e-mail format is acceptable; authors may also submit the Copyright Permission Request Form completed by the copyright holder. Note: Obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material is the author’s responsibility, as is payment of any fees the copyright holder may request. Because obtaining reprint permission can be time consuming, it is recommended that authors begin this process as soon as possible.

    Submissions must be submitted through the HJBS Manuscript Central site: 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: Dr. Deborah Parra-Medina,

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