Journal updates

  • Special Section on Altruism

    The Psychological Record welcomes submissions for a small special section on behavioral work related to altruism. The section will consider work that pertains to the experimental analysis of behavior, applied behavior analysis and behavior therapy, theoretical contributions, and related translational work pertaining to all of these areas. Submissions may involve traditional manuscripts, sketch/overview pieces, or brief communications (

    Deadline for the Special Section is December 31st 2020 - submissions will be considered as they are received.

    Email the Editor, Mitch Fryling, with questions/inquiries related to the section.

  • 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: Behavioral Psychology of Cell Phone Use

    The Psychological Record is accepting submissions for an upcoming special section on the behavioral psychology of cell phone use.For the special section, The Psychological Record seeks submissions about digital technology use from behavior analysis, behavioral economics and other behavioral sciences. “Digital technology use” includes, but is not limited to, text messaging, screen time, mobile gaming, and social media use.  Submissions that involve empirical research, conceptual analysis or literature reviews are welcome.

    Guest Editor: Liz Kyonka
    Submission Deadline: July 31, 2020

  • 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.