The primary intellectual framework for Behavior and Social Issues is the science of behavior analysis and its sub-discipline of cultural systems analysis, but contributions from contrasting viewpoints will occasionally be considered if of specific interest to behavior analysts. We recommend that potential authors examine recent issues to determine whether their work is appropriate to the journal. Appropriate contributions include theoretical and conceptual analyses, research articles and brief reports, dialogues, and research reviews. Behavior and Social Issues 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.

Behavior and Social Issues is an official publication of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

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  • Traci M. Cihon
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  • Call for Papers: Reducing Poverty and Its Consequences

    Submission Deadline: Jan. 1, 2023

    As one of the most enduring and complex social problems in the world, poverty, and its eradication, must be addressed through a variety of research and practice domains including social, behavioral, and public health perspectives. Our journal is calling for submissions to a multi-journal collection exploring this significant global issue.

  • Call for Papers: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

    The aim of this special section is to publish an interdisciplinary perspective on what this moment for transformation can be if we adopt a systems-level approach to implementing culturally responsive practices that are inclusive, intentional, and evidence-based. We invite authors to contribute their new paradigms for culturally responsive practice that have created systemic and sustainable changes in the lives of young people in their school or community environments. 

    Our goal is to create a special section that offers a set of inclusive culturally aligned practices and serves as a resource for professionals, service providers, and researchers in the field of behavior science and beyond. 

    Guest Editors: Lenwood Gibson, Jr., Temple S. Lovelace, Lefki Kourea
    Submission Deadline: May 1, 2022

  • Call for Papers: The Science of Behavior and Cultural Systems Analysis on the Human Response to Climate Change, Global Warming, and Related Challenges

    Behavior and Social Issues (BSI) invites papers for a special section of the journal to be published in fall 2022 on the science of behavior and cultural systems analysis related to the human response to climate change, global warming, and related challenges. We seek papers including theoretical and conceptual analyses, research articles and brief reports, dialogues, and research reviews.

    Submission Deadline: April 1, 2022
    Guest Editors: Mark Alavosius, Brett Gelino, Cynthia Pietras

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