Behavior and Social Issues publishes theoretical and conceptual analyses, research articles and brief reports, dialogues, research reviews, and book reviews. The journal is an appropriate forum for the work of senior scholars in the field, many of whom serve on the editorial board, as well as for the work of emerging scholars, including students, who have an interest in the contributions of a natural science of behavior to constructing cultures of social justice, human rights, and environmental sustainability.
SPECIAL SECTION: FORUM ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN BEHAVIOR SCIENCE
This special section publishes work that directs behavior science attention to diversity and inclusion issues by challenging discrimination, harassment, marginalization, and violence based on sex, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, dis/ability, and other personal and community characteristics. Work supporting the development of just and supportive communities is particularly encouraged. BSI’s intent in this forum is to prompt proactive, productive, and scholarly analyses of contemporary issues. The Forum therefore solicits the following types of manuscripts:
• Surveys of diversity/inclusion practices in professional and academic behavior scienc settings, as well as in the larger community
• Development and/or evaluation of diversity/inclusion interventions
• Theoretical or conceptual analyses of diversity/inclusion practices, problems, and interventions
• Reviews of diversity/inclusion practices and interventions, etc. in professional and academic settings similar to behavior science including possible implications for behavior science
SPECIAL SECTION: ACTIVISM & ADVOCACY NOTES
Supporting Behaviorists for Social Responsibility’s Matrix Project (see www.bfsr.org), Behavior and Social Issues solicits examples of activism and advocacy work discussed from a behavior science perspective framework. Such examples may present efforts by behavior analysts, or community efforts with which behavior analysts are familiar. Submissions of 300-2000 words will be considered for publication in this special, on-going section Activism and Advocacy Notes section of Behavior and Social Issues; longer submissions will be reviewed as regular articles for the journal. Examples of possible submissions might include an analysis of an advocacy campaign focused on a state legislature, local organizing to meet the needs of homeless persons, or a campaign by a national group to protect public lands and waters. Inclusion of related literature is encouraged, but this attention need not be encyclopedic. The journal is particularly (but not exclusively) interested in individual or collective submissions by behavior analytic practitioners and students of behavior science, and encourages related individual or group academic assignments that encourage activism and offer publication opportunities for students.
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