This transnational journal provides science-based, best-practice information relevant to service delivery in behavior analysis. The range of contents includes empirical reports describing the application and evaluation of behavior-analytic procedures and programs; discussion papers on professional and practice issues; technical articles on methods, data analysis, or instrumentation in the practice of behavior analysis; tutorials on terms, procedures, and theories relevant to best practices in behavior analysis; and critical reviews of books and products that are aimed at practitioners or consumers of behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice is an official journal of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

  • Offers science-based best-practice information on service delivery in behavior analysis
  • Benefits front-line service workers and supervisors, scientist-practitioners, and educators in the behavioral sciences
  • An official journal of the Association for Behavior Analysis International

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  • Jonathan Tarbox
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87 days
Submission to first decision
257 days
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90,503 (2019)
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  • 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.

  • Call for Papers: Police Brutality and Systemic Racism

    Behavior Analysis in Practice has accepted the call to uplift the conversation of Police Brutality and Systemic Racism in our journal. Manuscripts are encouraged that give immediately actionable guidance on meaningful steps all citizens can take to address systemic racism, in ourselves, our communities, and beyond. We expect submitted papers to display a foundation of social justice principles that have been conceptualized and studied outside the field of applied behavior analysis. Inclusion of additional sources from sociologists, psychologists, and social justice activists are highly encouraged. We encourage submissions from a diverse group of authors, including authors of all races, sexual identities, researchers, practitioners, and activists.


    Before submitting a manuscript, interested authors should email the series Guest Editor, Denisha Gingles, at dginglesbcba@gmail.com​​​, to pitch the idea for the paper. This will be a highly-expedited series of publications. The peer review process will aim for a 72 hour turn-around time. 


    Guest Editors: Denisha Gingles, Jomella Watson-Thompson
    Submission Deadline: August 15, 2020

  • Call for Papers: Direct Instruction

    Direct Instruction (DI) is a powerful teaching system that combines logical selection and sequencing of examples and high rates of student responding to mastery. Countless children and adults owe their literacy and early academic success to teachers who skillfully presented DI programs developed by Siegfried Engelmann and colleagues. In acknowledgement of the central importance of this topic to behavior analysis, science, and learning, Perspectives on Behavior Science and Behavior Analysis in Practice are planning special sections on Direct Instruction and the Science and Practice of Behavior Analysis.

    Submissions due by September 1, 2020. 

  • Call for Papers: Acceptance and Commitment Training

    Recent behavior analytic attention has focused on acceptance and commitment training (ACT), as evidenced by a recent surge of behavior analytic training/workshops, curriculum materials/protocols, publications, etc. on the topic. Given this, it is imperative to provide the behavior analytic community a space for further exploration, empirically based criticisms (or confirmations), and conceptual discussions related to the theoretical underpinnings of ACT intervention strategies. Therefore, Behavior Analysis in Practice is currently soliciting submissions for a special issue on ACT specifically targeting its use in behavior analytic practice.

    Guest Editors: Alyssa Wilson, Marianne Jackson, Karen Kellum
    Submission Deadline: September 1, 2020

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Electronic ISSN
2196-8934
Print ISSN
1998-1929
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