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Behavior Analysis in Practice provides science-based, best-practice information relevant to service delivery in behavior analysis.

  • An official journal of the Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • -Promotes empirically validated best practices in an accessible format
  • Welcomes empirical reports, discussion papers, technical articles, tutorials, and critical reviews relevant to the practice.
  • Benefits front-line service workers, supervisors, scientist-practitioners, and educators in the behavioral sciences.
  • Aims to discuss the challenges of implementation in practical settings.

  • Stephanie M. Peterson
Journal Impact Factor
2.1 (2023)
5-year Journal Impact Factor
2.4 (2023)
Submission to first decision (median)
18 days
454,682 (2023)

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  • Guidance on Use of LLMs (Large Language Models)

    Large Language Models (LLMs), such as ChatGPT, do not currently satisfy our authorship criteria. Notably an attribution of authorship carries with it accountability for the work, which cannot be effectively applied to LLMs. Use of an LLM should be properly documented in the Methods section (and if a Methods section is not available, in a suitable alternative part) of the manuscript. The best guidance for use of a LLM or AI is to document any contributions to your work in an upfront manner. 

  • General Guidelines when Developing a Special Issue for Behavioral Analysis in Practice

    A special issue of a journal is a collection of papers that are organized around a topic or theme of research within the scope of mission in the journal. Special issues require substantial support from Guest Editors, including identifying a topical area of interest, recruiting manuscripts, supporting the peer-review process, editing manuscripts, organizing the collection of papers into meaningful structures, and writing an introductory editorial piece to introduce and frame the special issue. 

  • Call for Guest Associate Editors and Guest Reviewers

    In an effort to increase inclusivity and diversity in the review process, the Editor and Associate Editors of Behavior Analysis in Practice invite individuals who wish to serve in the role of Guest Associate Editor and Guest Reviewer to please self-nominate here:  Individuals should be prepared to list their name, credentials, affiliation, and areas of expertise.  Individuals will also be asked to upload their vitae to document their areas of expertise.  The Editor and Associate Editors will draw from this list when selecting guest participation in the review process.  We encourage you to self-nominate if you would like to gain experience in the review process.

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