The Behavior Analyst

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 77–81 | Cite as

Publishing Outside the Box: Unforeseen Dividends of Talking to Strangers

  • Henry D. SchlingerJr.Email author
Original Research


This article describes publishing outside behavior analysis, letters to editors, and columns, as well as communicating outside the box with editors, authors, and journalists. Publishing can occur in a wide range of journals (e.g., Consciousness and Cognition), in-house publications of professional associations (e.g., Association for Psychological Science’s Observer), general science publications (e.g., American Scientist, The Scientist), publications in service to professions (e.g., The Chronicle of Higher Education), general interest and specialized magazines (e.g., Atlantic Monthly, Skeptical Inquirer), and newspapers (e.g., Los Angeles Times). Communicating with editors, authors, and journalists includes, for instance, formal correspondence with editors and personal correspondence with authors and journalists outside the box about misunderstandings, commonalities, and complementarities of their work with respect to ours. The consequences of publishing and communicating are often unforeseen and fortuitous, many of which can never occur by remaining in the box.


Dissemination Journal articles Letters to editors Columns Correspondence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCalifornia State University, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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