The rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the rising numbers of patients suffering from COVID-19 disease represents a tremendous challenge for societies and governments around the world. We are facing a pandemic that affects every aspect of our lives and creates the need for actions to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2, care for patients, and ensure the basic functioning of our societies.
Behavioral scientists and behavioral insight teams around the world are working diligently to help design and test various interventions to address this global crisis. JBPA is committed to helping these researchers and teams disseminate their findings and information as rapidly as possible to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Specifically, JBPA will now provide a rapid review process of one week for all manuscripts (Research Articles, Letters and Syntheses Reports) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Manuscripts could include reviews about behavioral interventions that worked in the past or original reports of the interventions that behavioral insight teams are currently implementing. JBPA provides a "letters" format for concise, rapid reporting (up to 2,000 words). And as always, JPBA remains free of charge to authors and open-access to readers worldwide.
To support this rapid review process, we also call on researchers to volunteer to serve as reviewers for this important effort. If you are willing to help, please add your name to the list of potential reviewers by clicking on the following link: https://forms.gle/BY1k6yLLpVu2mHzc7
If you have any questions, as an author or as a reviewer, please contact the editorial team: firstname.lastname@example.org