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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.

The Behavior Analyst


The Behavior Analyst (ISSN # 0738-6729) is the official publication of ABAI. It is published twice annually, and in addition to articles on theoretical, experimental, and applied topics in behavior analysis, it includes literature reviews, re-interpretations of published data, and articles on behaviorism as a philosophy.


ABAI members can subscribe to journals by logging into the ABAI portal.


New manuscripts for The Behavior Analyst (TBA) should be submitted online after reviewing the instructions for authors


Subscribers can receive ABAI journals in print and/or electronically, via ABAI’s partnership with Springer Science+Business Media. And you no longer have to wait for a complete issue to arrive in the mail—with Springer’s Online First service, electronic subscribers receive immediate access to peer-reviewed articles well before print publication. Online articles are searchable and citable by their digital object identifier, allowing subscribers to stay abreast of the most recent research.


ABAI Chapter/Adjunct members who purchase subscriptions from ABAI, or who get TBA as a member benefit, can access their subscriptions via their ABAI portal. See Category: E-subscriptions and Available Tools: Journals.


ABAI members receive significant discounts on journal subscriptions. We encourage you to join to receive these and many other member benefits. Nonmembers of ABAI, libraries, and other institutions wishing to subscribe or renew subscriptions should contact


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1-year subscription
Electronic only
Chapter/Adjunct and additional subscriptions $37.00
Print + Electronic
Chapter/Adjunct and additional subscriptions $73.00
3-year subscription
Electronic only
Chapter/Adjunct and additional subscriptions $110.00
Print + Electronic
Chapter/Adjunct and additional subscriptions $219.00


TBA was first published in 1978 by the Midwestern Association for Behavior Analysis. The Journal Committee co-chairs for volumes 1 and 2 were Judith LeBlanc and W. Scott Wood. TBA became the official journal of the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis with its third volume, and Julie Vargas was the first named editor of the journal, serving from 1979–1981.


Subsequent editors included James Johnston (1982–1984), Edward K. Morris (1985–1987), Sigrid S. Glenn (1988–1989), Samuel Deitz (1990–1991), Jay Moore (1992–1993), and Margaret Vaughan (1994–1995).  ABAI took over publication of the journal in 1995, and editors following that transition were Daniel Bernstein (1996–1998), Philip Chase (1999–2001), Carol Pilgrim (2001–2004), Marc Branch (2004–2007), Michael Dougher (2007–2010), Henry D. Schlinger, Jr. (2010–2013), Matthew Normand (2013–2016), and Donald Hantula (2016-2019).

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