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.


50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Panel #236
CE Offered: BACB
PDS: A Panel Discussion on How to Write for the Behavior Analysis Journals
Sunday, May 26, 2024
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Marriott Downtown, Level 5, Grand Ballroom Salon AB
Area: TBA/EDC; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Xiaoyuan Liu, M.A.
Chair: Xiaoyuan Liu (Teachers College, Columbia University)
DEREK D. REED (Institutes for Behavior Resources, Inc.)
ANNA INGEBORG PETURSDOTTIR (University of Nevada, Reno)
TIMOTHY R. VOLLMER (University of Florida)

Research is pivotal in advancing the field of behavior analysis. For graduate students, learning to writing for publication is often viewed as a cornerstone of academic growth. Scholarly activities include first conducting high quality research and learning to effectively convey research findings to disseminate in peer-reviewed journals. This panel discussion will delve into the nuances of writing for behavior analytic journals. Well-known mentors and researchers will share invaluable insights into learning to write for publication, including essential elements that are required for crafting successful journal submissions. Panel members will speak from the perspective of mentors who teach graduate students scholarly writing as well as expectations for publications from the perspective of the journal. This event aims to empower graduate students and researchers by providing a roadmap for accessing publication opportunities and generating high quality written work suitable for dissemination within the field of behavior analysis. Through these discussions, attendees will be better equipped with the knowledge needed to craft high-quality writing to fit for the purpose of publication within the field of behavior analysis.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Intermediate audience: currently enrolled or recently graduated graduate student that is learning how to write for publication

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: 1) Identify key components to write for publication, 2) Identify audience that you are writing to, and 3) Identify that the journal that is suitable for the scholarship.
Keyword(s): behavioral journals, dissemination, Publication, Writing



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