Minneapolis—September 6, 2007— Walden University, an accredited online institution, has launched an online, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on interdisciplinary research and practice between the social, behavioral and health sciences. Designed to encourage the exchange of ideas between researchers and practitioners in these distinct, yet connected, disciplines, the Journal of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences, is seeking papers for its first issue, which will be published in December.

In an era in which the focus of many journals is becoming increasingly narrow, this journal will fill a key niche as a forum for the dissemination of research that intersects social, behavioral and health sciences. “We believe that the Journal of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences can encourage new models of interdisciplinary collaboration that will provide new ways of addressing complex social problems,” said Dr. George Smeaton, editor of the journal and assistant dean for research and evaluation in Walden’s College of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences. “In addition, we hope to stimulate a dialogue that will foster further integration of research with practice.”

The Journal of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences’ peer-reviewed articles will be an essential resource for graduate students, scholars and practitioners in the fields that serve the framework of our society, including psychology, public health, nursing, human services, criminal justice, social work and sociology. The journal is seeking submissions from individuals in these fields as well as other fields in the social, behavioral and health sciences for its first issue. Submissions are due Oct. 1 to be considered for the inaugural edition.

In addition to Dr. Smeaton, the journal’s associate editors include Walden faculty member Dr. Cynthia Lanier; Dr. Kathy Evans of the University of South Carolina; Dr. James Greenstone of the American College of Forensic Examiners International; and Dr. Victor Lofgreen of Criminal Justice Data Services, Inc.

To view the journal’s call for papers and for more information, visit the journal’s Web site at www.jsbhs.org.

About Walden University
Since 1970, Walden University has offered working professionals the opportunity to earn advanced degrees through distance learning. Today, this comprehensive, accredited online university offers master’s and doctoral degrees in education, psychology, management, public policy and administration, and health and human services, as well as master’s programs in engineering and IT and a bachelor’s completion program in business. Walden University is a member of the Laureate International Universities network, the largest global network of accredited campus-based and online universities. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org; 1-312-263-0456.

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