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Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science (ABACS)

Resources to assist students of ABACS with information resources, journals, databases, and books.

Flagship Journals in Behavior Analysis

JABA and JEAB are the leading journals in ABACS. If you have come this far you really should be keeping up with what they publish. Visit the sites regularly or set up alerts so that table of contents is sent to your inbox as new issues are published.

Other Key Journals (ABACS and Related)

  • Behavior Analysis in Practice
    • This transnational journal provides science-based, best-practice information relevant to service delivery in behavior analysis. The range of contents includes empirical reports describing the application and evaluation of behavior-analytic procedures and programs; discussion papers on professional and practice issues; technical articles on methods, data analysis, or instrumentation in the practice of behavior analysis; tutorials on terms, procedures, and theories relevant to best practices in behavior analysis; and critical reviews of books and products that are aimed at practitioners or consumers of behavior analysis.
  • Analysis of Verbal Behavior
    • The Analysis of Verbal Behavior is an official publication of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and is primarily for the original publication of experimental or theoretical papers relevant to a behavioral analysis of verbal behavior. The mission of the journal is to support the dissemination of innovative empirical research, theoretical conceptualizations, and real-world applications of the behavioral science of language.
  • The Psychological Record
    • The Psychological Record publishes empirical and conceptual articles related to the field of behavior analysis, behavior science, and behavior theory. The journal is an official publication of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.
  • Behavior Therapy
    • Behavior Therapy, published six times a year, is an international journal devoted to the application of the behavioral and cognitive sciences to the conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of psychopathology and related clinical problems. It is intended for mental health professionals and students from all related disciplines who wish to remain current in these areas and provides a vehicle for scientist-practitioners and clinical scientists to report the results of their original empirical research.
  • Behavioral Interventions
    • Behavioral Interventions aims to report research and practice involving the utilization of applied behavior analytic techniques in the treatment, education, assessment and training of students, clients or patients, as well as training techniques used with staff. Behavioral Interventions publishes: (1) research articles, (2) brief reports (a short report of an innovative technique or intervention that may be less methodologically rigorous than a research report), (3) topical literature reviews and discussion articles, and (4) book reviews.
  • Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (RASD) publishes high quality empirical articles and reviews that contribute to a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at all levels of description; genetic, neurobiological, cognitive, and behavioral. The primary focus of the journal is to bridge the gap between basic research at these levels, and the practical questions and difficulties that are faced by individuals with ASD and their families, as well as carers, educators and clinicians.
  • Research in Developmental Disabilities
    • Research In Developmental Disabilities is an international journal aimed at publishing original research of an interdisciplinary nature that has a direct bearing on the understanding or remediation of problems associated with developmental disabilities.