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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Editor-in-Chief
  • M. Christopher Newland
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

3.226 (2021)
Impact factor
2.905 (2021)
Five year impact factor
53 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
92,625 (2021)
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  • Call for Papers: Scope of Operant and Pavlovian Principles in First-Language Learning

    The purpose of this special section is to address the question of the scope of operant (selectionistic) and Pavlovian (associative) learning principles in children’s first language learning. How much can these basic learning mechanisms explain, and are there aspects of language they cannot explain? 

    We invite researchers who approach language from a variety of theoretical backgrounds, including associationist, behavior-analytic, and cognitive psychology, to submit articles on this topic.

    Submission Deadline: October 1, 2022
    Guest Editors: Elena Nicoladis, Anna Petursdottir

  • Single-Blind Peer Review

    As of February, 2022, Perspectives on Behavior Science will use single-blind peer reviews. This means that the reviewers will know the identification of the reviewers. It will no longer be necessary to remove identifying information from the cover page of the manuscript. 

  • Call for Papers: Big Data and Behavior Science

    Data science refers to the use of advanced statistics, applied mathematics, and computational techniques to study or understand some domain of interest – often by leveraging large data sets. Recent advances in data science techniques and implementation have made data science methods increasingly accessible to behavioral researchers. Given the large amounts of data collected on research participants in many behavioral studies, we invite the submission of scholarly work for how behavior scientists are leveraging large data sets and data science techniques to study behavior. 

    Submission Deadline: June 1, 2022
    Guest Editors: David J. Cox, Michael Young, Slobodan Vucetic

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2520-8977
Print ISSN
2520-8969
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