About the Journal

JHEAL (ISSN: 2766-4651) is an international, online, open-access, quarterly, peer-reviewed journal focused on publishing high-quality studies in the areas of active living and healthy eating.  Of particular interest are studies of the interactional nature between active living and/or healthy eating and the “environment”, broadly defined to include social, cultural, economic, political, natural, virtual, and built dimensions. Papers that report on multi-level studies and interventions are also welcome.  We publish full-length reports, brief communications, meta-analyses, scoping reviews, translational and practice-based research, policy and systems change evaluations, natural experiment studies, case studies, notes from the field, commentaries, and systematic reviews. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods studies are all encouraged.  Because we value the application of research, we invite submissions from researchers as well as practice- and policy-oriented submissions from practitioners, policymakers, and advocates. Research and practice/policy papers will have separately-labeled sections, and reviewers with appropriate expertise will be selected.  We are also open to publishing digital media files including maps, visualizations, and other modern media.  Please contact the digital media editor before submitting one of these types of formats.  Please consult the Instructions to Authors before submitting your article.

Primary Audience

The audience for this journal includes a broad array of disciplines including public health, transportation, urban planning, parks and recreation, tourism, forestry, psychology, sociology, nutrition, agriculture, food marketing, political science, economics, and many others.  The journal is intended to not only address researchers but policymakers and practitioners as well.


JHEAL participated in the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve OJS journals. The LOCKSS program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content. 


Open Access

All articles published in the journal are open access under the Creative Commons Attributional-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).  The authors will retain the copyright of all articles published in the journal. The journal will be granted a right to publish from the authors upon acceptance of their manuscript. 


Journal Disclaimer

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in a published manuscript appearing in the Journal of Healthy Eating and Active Living are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Prof Pubs, LLC. Prof Pubs, LLC takes no responsibility for any content errors or omissions in the published manuscript. Author(s) are responsible for reviewing and approving the final manuscript proof prior to its publication.