Association for Behavior Analysis International

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11th International Conference; Dublin, Ireland; 2022

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Invited Panel #108
Issues, Practices, and Tips for Publishing in Behavior Analytic Journals
Saturday, September 3, 2022
11:30 AM–12:20 PM
Area: CSS; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Chris E. Hughes (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
CE Instructor: Stephanie Peterson, Ph.D.
Panelists: TRACI CIHON (University of North Texas), MARK GALIZIO (University of North Carolina Wilmington), STEPHANIE PETERSON (Western Michigan University)

This presentation will include a short introduction to each of the journals edited by the panelists (Behavior and Social Issues, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and Behavior Analysis in Practice). Following this introduction, the panelists will respond to questions from the chair and audience regarding journal-specific details (e.g., submission and acceptance statistics, downloads, top citing sources), issues facing the journals (e.g., self-citations, impact factors, open access, participant descriptions, diversity and inclusion), and current issues in the field’s verbal behavior and the variety of audiences for behavior analytic publications. Finally, panelists will describe strategies researchers and practitioners in behavior analysis can use to become more involved with behavior analytic journals related to their work.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Behavior analytic researchers and practitioners

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) Participants will state the missions of the following journals: Behavior and Social Issues, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and Behavior Analysis in Practice; (2) Participants will describe at least one issue facing behavior analytic journals and how this issue impacts the field; (3) Participants will describe at least one issue related to diversity and inclusion in behavior analytic publications; (4) Participants will describe at least one strategy they can use to become involved with a behavior analytic journal as an author or reviewer; (5) Participants will describe issues that face the field, particularly in behavior analytic journals, surrounding our own verbal behavior when describing our work.
TRACI CIHON (University of North Texas)
Dr. Traci Cihon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavior Analysis at The University of North Texas where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses behavioral systems analysis and the graduate-level ethics course. Her current scholarship focuses on culturo-behavior systems science, building systems to support behavior scientific work on social and cultural issues, developing international and interdisciplinary collaborations, and behavioral education. Dr. Cihon serves on editorial boards for several peer-reviewed journals including The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Perspectives on Behavior Science, and the American Annals of the Deaf, and is the current editor-in-chief for Behavior and Social Issues. She recently co-edited the first book in the ABAI book series, Behavior Science Perspectives on Culture and Community, and is a co-editor for another book in the ABAI book series Women in Behavior Science: Observations of Life Inside and Outside of the Academy. In addition to serving as a member of the Board of Planners for both the ABAI Behaviorists for Social Responsibility Special Interest Group and for the BFSR SIG of Texas ABA, she was awarded the APA Division 25 Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award in 2021.
MARK GALIZIO (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Dr. Galizio received his BA from Kent State University and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee where he worked with Dr. Alan Baron. In 1976, he joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he is currently Professor of Psychology. His research interests include behavioral pharmacology, stimulus control/concept learning, aversive control, and human operant behavior. He has published two books, more than 100 articles and his research has been supported by NIDA, NSF and NICHD. He is a Fellow of ABAI and four APA divisions and is a past-president of APA Division 25 (Behavior Analysis) and of the Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis and served as an At-Large member of the ABAI Executive Council. He has served on numerous NIH study sections and chaired two of them. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.
STEPHANIE PETERSON (Western Michigan University)
Stephanie M. Peterson, Ph.D., is Professor Psychology and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University, previously serving as the Chair of the Department of Psychology for 8 years. She earned her doctorate in Special Education at The University of Iowa in 1994. Previously, she taught at Gonzaga University, Utah State University, The Ohio State University, and Idaho State University. Her primary research interests are helping to decrease chronic severe behavior problems in children with developmental disabilities. Specifically, she studies choice making in the treatment of problem behavior, functional communication training, reinforcement-based interventions for children with problem behavior, concurrent schedules of reinforcement in the treatment of severe problem behavior, functional analysis of problem behavior, and teleconsultation. She also has interests in applications of behavior analysis to educational interventions and teacher/behavior analyst training. She has served on a variety of editorial boards, including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice and is currently the editor of Behavior Analysis in Practice. She also served as a Senior Editor for Education and Treatment of Children for many years. She served two 3-year terms on the Board of Directors for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and was been appointed by the Governor of Michigan to the Michigan Board of Behavior Analysts, Michigan’s licensing board for behavior analysts. She served as the President of the Board for two years.



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