Journal updates

  • 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

  • *CLOSED* Call for Papers: Behavior Science Contributions to Public Policy

    The purpose of this special section is to provide exemplars of behavior science applications relevant to public policy, critically review areas with clear policy implications, describe societal needs that have been addressed by behaviorally informed policy, and introduce policy-relevant areas ripe for behavior science applications.

    Submission Deadline: November 1, 2021
    Guest Editors: Derek Reed, Kaston Anderson-Carpenter, Allison Kurti, Anthony Biglan

  • COVID-19 Impact

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in adhering to the normal timelines associated with many steps of the publication process, including peer review.  Please do let us know if you need additional time at any step. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines, but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Association for Behavior Analysis International

    More about the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). 

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