Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


ABAI publishes four scholarly journals, Perspectives on Behavior Science, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Behavior Analysis in Practice, The Psychological Record, and Behavior and Social Issues the production of which are overseen by the Publication Board. More information about these journals is located here.


Publication Board

Objective: To publish scholarly journals.


Board Coordinator

Dr. Donald Hantula  (2019–2022)


Council Liaison

Dr. Erin Rasmussen (2021–2022)


Board Members

Dr. Tom Critchfield (2021-2024)

Dr. Ramona Houmanfar (2021-2024)

Dr. Nancy Neef (2021-2024)


Perspectives on Behavior Science

Objective: To publish articles on theoretical, conceptual, and professional issues in behavior analysis.


Editor: Dr. Christopher Newland (2019–2022)


The Analysis of Verbal Behavior

Objective: To publish articles on theoretical and empirical issues in the area of verbal behavior.


Editor: Dr. Tiffany Kodak (2021-2023)


Behavior Analysis in Practice

Objective: To provide science-based, best-practices information relevant to service delivery in behavior analysis.


Editor: Dr. Stephanie Peterson (2021-2023)


BAPcast Editor: Dr. Cody Morris


The Psychological Record

Objective: To provide information relevant to basic behavioral processes and translational studies that bridge experimental and applied analyses of behavior.


Editor: Dr. Mitch Fryling (2018–2023)


Behavior and Social Issues

Objective: To publish articles that advance the analysis of human social behavior, particularly with regard to understanding and influencing significant social problems.


Editor: Dr. Mark Mattaini (2020-2022)


Education and Treatment of Children


Objective: To publish articles on the dissemination of information concerning the development of services for children and youth who are at risk for or experiencing emotional or behavioral problems. 


Editor: Dr. Claire St. Peter (2019-2022)

Modifed by Eddie Soh