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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  • Stephanie M. Peterson
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  • Call for Papers: Advancing Ethics and Behavior Analysis with Data

    Behavior Analysis in Practice seeks manuscripts for a special issue on the topic of taking a data-based approach to describing, analyzing, or understanding ethical behavior in practicing behavior analysts. The goal of this special issue is to highlight, promote, and encourage a variety of works on the nascent topic of ethical behavior of practicing behavior analysts. We are seeking conceptual and discussion papers relevant to the new Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts, which becomes active on January 1, 2022.

    Guest Editors: Matthew T. Brodhead, David J. Cox
    Submission Deadline: September 1, 2022

  • 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.

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Electronic ISSN
2196-8934
Print ISSN
1998-1929
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