Journal Partnership

Partnership with Journal of Health Communication

The Society’s mission is to foster trust in science, advocate for the field, and advance health equity by exchanging ideas and best practices, fostering learning and development, and building meaningful connections across academia, government, nonprofit, and the private sector.

The Journal of Health Communication serves as an official publication of the Society for Health Communication. The goal of our partnership is to increase the field’s access to critical health communication research, science and practice learnings; create new publication opportunities for Society members; and advance public health.

This partnership includes a special online Journal subscription rate of $10 annually, available only to active Society members, and an annual Special Issue of the Journal. To activate your discounted subscription, contact +44 (0)20 7017 5543 or [email protected]. If you’re not already an individual member, join for free at

Special Issue Call for Papers 

Were pleased to announce the call for papers for our first annual Special Issue: Successes and Failures: Everything We Learned from Health Communication Campaigns and Programs. Suitable topics include: 
  • Stories of unintended or unforeseen effects of campaigns 
  • Pre-testing that showed actual audiences preferred messages the internal team didn't expect or unexpected audience reactions to messages 
  • Gaps in traditional marketing segmentation that can hinder effective health communication 
  • Lessons learned from crisis communications efforts 
The manuscripts can be research papers from various traditions, commentaries, perspectives, and others, as long as they meet the intellectual rigors expected for the articles in the Journal and contain insights applicable to a range of health communication research and practices. 
Addition information can be found at