Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice®

eISSN: 2372-9414
Published: quarterly, beginning in February

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Description

Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice ® is a multidisciplinary journal committed to increasing the communication between the subdisciplines within behavior analysis and psychology, and bringing up-to-date information on current developments within the field.

It publishes original research, reviews of the discipline, theoretical and conceptual work, applied research, program descriptions, research in organization and the community, clinical work, and curricular developments.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Clinical Behavior Analysis, Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Consultation, Organizational Behavior Management, and Human Performance Technology.

The journal is divided into two sections:

  • Behavior Analysis Today presents current experimental and translational research, and applications of behavioral analysis, in ways that can improve human behavior in all its contexts: across the developmental continuum in organizational, community, residential, clinical, and any other settings in which the fruits of behavior analysis can make a positive contribution.
  • Behavior Consultation and Therapy provides a focused view of behavioral consultation and therapy for the general behavioral intervention community. Additionally, this section highlights the importance of conducting clinical research from a strong theoretical base. Additional topic areas of interest include contextual research, third-wave research, and clinical articles. Three types of manuscripts are accepted: (a) empirical research; (b) case conference, focusing on behavioral case conceptualization and practice; and (c) technology and behavior analysis.
Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice® is a registered trademark of American Psychological Association
Editorial Board

Behavior Analysis Today Section

Editor

Alan Poling
Western Michigan University

Consulting Editors

Jennifer Austin
University of South Wales

John Begeny
North Carolina State University

Rodney Clark
Allegheny College

Thomas Critchfield
Illinois State University

Stephanie da Silva
Columbus State University

Iser DeLeon
Kennedy Krieger Institute

T. Mary Foster
University of Waikato

Sean Laraway
San Jose State University

Kennon A. "Andy" Lattal
West Virginia University

Sarah Lechago
University of Houston–Clear Lake

Amanda Mahoney
Savannah State University

Raymond G. Miltenberger
University of South Florida

Nancy Neef
The Ohio State University

Matt Normand
University of the Pacific

Henry "Hank" Schlinger
California State University, Los Angeles

Jennifer Zarcone
Kennedy Krieger Institute

Manuscript Coordinator

Elizabeth Lewan


Behavior Consultation and Therapy Section

Editor

Duane A. Lundervold
University of Central Missouri

Consulting Editors

Jeffrey A. Buchanan
Minnesota State University

Ivy Chong
Florida Institute of Technology

Scott T. Gaynor
Western Michigan University

Linda Heitzman-Powell
University of Kansas School of Medicine

Ellie Kazemi
University of California, Northridge

Barbara S. Kohlenberg
University of Nevada School of Medicine

Robert C. Mellon
Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Claire St. Peter
West Virginia University

Ann D. Rost
Missouri State University

Michael Twohig
Utah State University

Tom Waltz
Eastern Michigan University

Alyssa Wilson
Saint Louis University

Manuscript Coordinator

Elizabeth Lewan

Abstracting & Indexing

Abstracting and indexing services providing coverage of Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice®

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Instructions to Authors

Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Manuscripts that do not conform to the submission guidelines may be returned without review.

Submission

Please submit manuscripts electronically, either using Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) via the Manuscript Submission Portal.

Manuscript Submission Portal Entrance

Behavior Analysis Today Section
Alan Poling
Department of Psychology
Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-543
Email

Behavior Consultation and Therapy Section
Duane A. Lundervold
Department of Psychological Science
University of Central Missouri
Lovinger 1111
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Email

General correspondence may be directed to the Editor's Office for the Behavior Analysis Today or Behavior Consultation and Therapy section.

In addition to addresses and phone numbers, please supply email addresses, as most communications will be by email. Fax numbers, if available, should also be provided for potential use by the editorial office and later by the production office.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts submitted to Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice should be prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition (2010).

Review APA's Checklist for Manuscript Submission before submitting your article.

If your manuscript was mask reviewed, please ensure that the final version for production includes a byline and full author note for typesetting.

Formatting

Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual.

Below are additional instructions regarding the preparation of display equations, computer code, and tables.

Display Equations

We strongly encourage you to use MathType (third-party software) or Equation Editor 3.0 (built into pre-2007 versions of Word) to construct your equations, rather than the equation support that is built into Word 2007 and Word 2010. Equations composed with the built-in Word 2007/Word 2010 equation support are converted to low-resolution graphics when they enter the production process and must be rekeyed by the typesetter, which may introduce errors.

To construct your equations with MathType or Equation Editor 3.0:

  • Go to the Text section of the Insert tab and select Object.
  • Select MathType or Equation Editor 3.0 in the drop-down menu.

If you have an equation that has already been produced using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 and you have access to the full version of MathType 6.5 or later, you can convert this equation to MathType by clicking on MathType Insert Equation. Copy the equation from Microsoft Word and paste it into the MathType box. Verify that your equation is correct, click File, and then click Update. Your equation has now been inserted into your Word file as a MathType Equation.

Use Equation Editor 3.0 or MathType only for equations or for formulas that cannot be produced as Word text using the Times or Symbol font.

Computer Code

Because altering computer code in any way (e.g., indents, line spacing, line breaks, page breaks) during the typesetting process could alter its meaning, we treat computer code differently from the rest of your article in our production process. To that end, we request separate files for computer code.

In Online Supplemental Material
We request that runnable source code be included as supplemental material to the article. For more information, visit Supplementing Your Article With Online Material.

In the Text of the Article
If you would like to include code in the text of your published manuscript, please submit a separate file with your code exactly as you want it to appear, using Courier New font with a type size of 8 points. We will make an image of each segment of code in your article that exceeds 40 characters in length. (Shorter snippets of code that appear in text will be typeset in Courier New and run in with the rest of the text.) If an appendix contains a mix of code and explanatory text, please submit a file that contains the entire appendix, with the code keyed in 8-point Courier New.

Tables

Use Word's Insert Table function when you create tables. Using spaces or tabs in your table will create problems when the table is typeset and may result in errors.

Submitting Supplemental Materials

APA can place supplemental materials online, available via the published article in the PsycARTICLES® database. Please see Supplementing Your Article With Online Material for more details.

Abstract and Keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases.

References

List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section.

Examples of basic reference formats:

  • Journal Article:
    Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028566
  • Authored Book:
    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book:
    Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Figures

Graphics files are welcome if supplied as Tiff or EPS files. Multipanel figures (i.e., figures with parts labeled a, b, c, d, etc.) should be assembled into one file.

The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing.

For more information about acceptable resolutions, fonts, sizing, and other figure issues, please see the general guidelines.

When possible, please place symbol legends below the figure instead of to the side.

APA offers authors the option to publish their figures online in color without the costs associated with print publication of color figures.

The same caption will appear on both the online (color) and print (black and white) versions. To ensure that the figure can be understood in both formats, authors should add alternative wording (e.g., "the red (dark gray) bars represent") as needed.

For authors who prefer their figures to be published in color both in print and online, original color figures can be printed in color at the editor's and publisher's discretion provided the author agrees to pay:

  • $900 for one figure
  • An additional $600 for the second figure
  • An additional $450 for each subsequent figure

Permissions

Authors of accepted papers must obtain and provide to the editor on final acceptance all necessary permissions to reproduce in print and electronic form any copyrighted work, including test materials (or portions thereof), photographs, and other graphic images (including those used as stimuli in experiments).

On advice of counsel, APA may decline to publish any image whose copyright status is unknown.

Publication Policies

APA policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications.

See also APA Journals® Internet Posting Guidelines.

APA requires authors to reveal any possible conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research (e.g., financial interests in a test or procedure, funding by pharmaceutical companies for drug research).

Authors of accepted manuscripts are required to transfer the copyright to APA.

Ethical Principles

It is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish "as original data, data that have been previously published" (Standard 8.13).

In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that "after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless legal rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release" (Standard 8.14).

APA expects authors to adhere to these standards. Specifically, APA expects authors to have their data available throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication.

Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.

The APA Ethics Office provides the full Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct electronically on its website in HTML, PDF, and Word format. You may also request a copy by emailing or calling the APA Ethics Office (202-336-5930). You may also read "Ethical Principles," December 1992, American Psychologist, Vol. 47, pp. 1597–1611.

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