The Psychological Record publishes empirical and conceptual articles related to the field of behavior analysis, behavior science, and behavior theory. The journal welcomes empirical studies of basic behavioral processes, as well as translational studies that bridge experimental and applied analyses of behavior. Conceptual articles pertinent to the theory and philosophy of behaviorism are also welcome. The journal is an official publication of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

  • Spans the field of behavior analysis, behavior science and behavior theory
  • Presents studies of basic behavioral processes, and research that bridges experimental and applied analyses of behavior
  • Founded 1937, published in partnership with the Association for Behavioral Analysis International

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1.255 (2018)
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1.035 (2018)
Five year impact factor
59 days
Submission to first decision
267 days
Submission to acceptance
38,998 (2018)

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  • Call for Papers - Creativity in Behavior Science

    The Psychological Record is accepting submissions for an upcoming Special Issue on Creativity in Behavior Science. The special issue welcomes submissions that involve experimental and theoretical analyses as well as discussion articles and commentaries related to the topic. If you have specific questions about a potential submission, please contact one of the Editors of the Special Issue: Darlene Crone-Todd (, Kent Johnson (, or Doug Johnson ( Submissions will be accepted until January 30th, 2020.

  • Call for Applications: Sidney W. and Janet R. Bijou Grant

    The Sidney W. and Janet R. Bijou Grant provides funding of $10,000 for doctoral students in departments of psychology, education, or related areas that can support research in behavioral development. The grant supports doctoral student research that incorporates behavioral principles to advance understanding of human development. Developmental concepts could include chronological and developmental age, neurobiological and genetic factors associated with development, or the impact of developmental trajectories on adult behavior.

    Applications are due by February 12, 2020.

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