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Stress and Health

Stress and Health

Online ISSN: 1532-2998 Impact Factor: 1.661


Stress & Health provides an international forum for disseminating cutting-edge theoretical and empirical research that significantly advances understanding of the relationship between stress and health and well-being in humans. Despite the prevalence of stress in society, scientific conceptualizations of stress are less than 100 years old and there is much yet to learn regarding the causes, nature, and outcomes of stress, as well as the mechanisms for coping with such stress.

The study of stress and health is inherently multidisciplinary in nature; therefore, the journal editors welcome contributions from researchers in fields as diverse as occupational and organizational psychology, health psychology, psychophysiology, and clinical medicine. Moreover, we particularly seek research that takes into account multiple levels of interacting systems ranging from the individual to dyadic, family, organizational, and societal factors. In addition to research that enhances our basic understanding of the nature, causes, and consequences of stress, the journal also highly values methodologically-sound intervention research that is solidly grounded in theory.

Authors may submit original theoretical, methodological, or empirical research articles (6000 words or less) or short communications (3000 words or less). The journal also publishes invited conceptual reviews and commentaries from leading researchers in the field of stress and health.


  • Psychosocial stress
    Stress in society, stress and children, adolescents, women, the elderly, retirement, poverty, overcrowding
  • Occupational stress
    Sources, manifestations, prevention, treatment
  • Stress and the immune system
    Cancer, AIDS, infectious disorders, psychoneuroimmunology
  • Stress assessment techniques
    Measurements for state and trait anger, depression, hostility, life change events, hassles
  • Stress and cardiovascular disease
    Hypertension, coronary heart disease, sudden death
  • Post traumatic stress disorders
    Manifestations, prevention, treatment
  • Stress management
    Meditation, autogenic training, cognitive restructuring, behavioural modification, pharmacology
  • Stress and subtle energies
    Aromatherapy, music, auditory and photic stimuli, electromagnetic energy, cranioelectrical stimulation
  • Stress and neurotransmitters
    Endorphins, serotonin, norepinephrine, melatonin, dopamine
  • Stress and ageing
    Role of antioxidants
  • Stress and emotional disorders
    Anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive behaviour, eating disorders, substance abuse
  • Stress and sports
  • Stress and the quality of life