Perspectives on Behavior Science is an official quarterly publication of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. It publishes reviews of theoretical, experimental, and applied topics in behavior analysis as well as allied behavior sciences. Literature reviews, re-interpretations of published data, and articles on behaviorism as a philosophy are welcome.

  • Presents articles on theoretical, experimental, and applied topics in behavior analysis
  • Also includes literary reviews, re-interpretations of published data, and articles on behaviorism as a philosophy
  • An official publication of the Association for Behavior Analysis International

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  • M. Christopher Newland
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1.219 (2019)
Impact factor
1.219 (2019)
Five year impact factor
31 days
Submission to first decision
235 days
Submission to acceptance
69,922 (2020)

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  • Statement on Impact Factor

    Perspectives on Behavior Science Impact Factor, 2019: 2.235*

    *The journal changed its name in 2018 to its current one. The impact factor listed here is an average of that from the former and the current titles. The current title’s IF only includes published in the most recent year of coverage so that listed by Clarivate’s Journal of Citation Reports is artifactually low. We anticipate that this will stabilize over the next two years.

  • Call for Papers: Teaching the History of Behavior Analysis

    Students of behavior analysis need to understand the past to lead the field in the future. Including the history of behavior analysis in the field’s courses and programs is, therefore, vital. To support and advance HoBA’s instruction, Perspectives in Behavioral Science invites submissions for a special section of the journal on teaching the field’s history. Manuscripts may address teaching the history of behavior analysis as a course topic, integrated throughout a course, or as a stand-alone course.

    Submission Deadline: June 1, 2021
    Guest Editors: Edward K. Morris and Cody A. Morris

  • Call for Papers: Translating Advanced Quantitative Techniques for Single Case Experimental Design Data

    The purpose of this special section is to provide an outlet for quantitative researchers to explain the possible applications and implications of using various advanced quantitative techniques to SCED data through Perspectives on Behavior Science. Manuscripts that provide guidelines and/or step-by-step procedures with applied examples for SCED researchers are strongly preferred. We also invite applied behavior analysts (e.g., clinical behavior analytic scientists) to provide a commentary on the next steps needed to expand the application of advanced quantitative techniques to SCED data.

    Submission Deadline: February 1, 2021

    Guest Editors: Lucy Barnard-Brak, David M. Richman, Laci Watkins

  • Call for Papers: Applied Quantitative Analysis of Behavior

    Foundational work in the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior (QAB) has shaped our conceptualization of behavioral processes and provided insightful ways to describe order in our data.  More recently, researchers have begun applying these insights and quantitative approaches to issues of societal importance.  Examples of this Applied Quantitative Analysis of Behavior (A-QAB) include the use of behavioral economics to understand health behavior, the use of quantitative models to highlight mechanisms of drug action, leveraging the insights of QAB approaches to describe the resurgence of problem behavior in clinical populations, and more.

    We invite the submission of scholarly work providing discussion, examples, technical papers, or summaries of these efforts for a special section of Perspectives on Behavior Science on A-QAB.

    Submission Deadline: January 1, 2021 
    Guest Editors: David Jarmolowicz, Peter Killeen, Sally Huskinson, Brian Greer

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