Affiliated with the Behaviorists for Social Responsibility special interest group, Behavior and Social Issues is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary scientific journal which serves as a primary scholarly outlet for articles that advance the analysis of human social behavior, particularly with regard to understanding and influencing significant social problems. The journal is particularly interested in publishing work related to issues with social justice, human rights, and sustainability implications, but all serious social issues are of interest. Articles considered for publication should be grounded in behavior analytic and behavioral systems science.
The primary intellectual framework for the journal is the science of behavior analysis and its sub-discipline of cultural systems analysis, but contributions from contrasting viewpoints will occasionally be considered if of specific interest to behavior analysts. We recommend that potential authors examine recent issues to determine whether their work is appropriate to the journal. Appropriate contributions include theoretical and conceptual analyses, research articles and brief reports, dialogues, research reviews, and book reviews. Behavior and Social Issues is an appropriate forum for the work of senior scholars in the field, many of whom serve on the editorial board, as well as for the work of emerging scholars, including students, who have an interest in the contributions of a natural science of behavior to constructing cultures of social justice, human rights, and environmental sustainability.
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Behavior and Social Issues is an official publication of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), published in cooperation with Springer Publishing, and available ONLY to ABAI members.