The Analysis of Verbal Behavior publishes the following types of articles: research articles, brief reports, discussion/review articles, brief reviews, and book reviews. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Manuscripts will be classified as one of the following types for review.
Empirical studies relevant to a behavior-analytic approach to verbal behavior using either single-case or group designs may be submitted as Research Articles. Studies employing group designs must also include data on individual variation.
Innovative pilot work, replications, case studies, and low-n clinical evaluations will be considered for publication as Brief Reports. Brief reports require less detailed descriptions of background, methodology, and findings than research articles and must not exceed 2500 words, excluding abstract, references, table(s), and/or figure(s).
Manuscripts presenting a conceptual analysis related to verbal behavior and manuscripts that survey, summarize, and evaluate particular areas of verbal behavior research may be submitted as Discussion/Review Articles.
Manuscripts reviewing emerging lines of contemporary (within the last 10 years) empirical research may be submitted as Brief Reviews. The review should cover a focused area of investigation, provide a critical synthesis of the findings, and present suggestions for additional research. Brief reviews must not exceed 2000 words, excluding abstract, references, table(s), and/or figure(s).
Anyone wishing to prepare a brief review of a book relevant to verbal behavior community should write to the editor indicating the book title and why he or she would be a particularly qualified reviewer.