Journals of Behavior Analysis

Acta Comportamentalia: Revista Latina de Análisis del Comportamiento
Acta Comportamentalia is published three times a year under the patronage of Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico) and digital support from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. It is a international journal focused on original manuscripts publishing about behavior analysis in the most important Latin languages: Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. This journal is a high level scientific forum to express the tradition, originality an innovation of the Latin culture, as a special promoter of the points of view from an area of scientific knowledge that has been traditionally built from a pragmatic Anglo culture's perspective.

Analysis of Verbal Behavior
The Analysis of Verbal Behavior is published annually by 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.

Behavior Analysis in Practice
Behavior Analysis in Practice is a peer-reviewed translational publication designed to provide science-based, best-practice information relevant to service delivery in behavior analysis. The target audience includes front-line service workers and their supervisors, scientist-practitioners, and school personnel. The mission of BAP is to promote empirically validated best practices in an accessible format that describes not only what works, but also the challenges of implementation in practical settings.

Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice
Behavior Analysis: Research and Practiceis a multidisciplinary journal committed to increasing the communication between the subdisciplines within behavior analysis and psychology, and bringing up-to-date information on current developments within the field. It publishes original research, reviews of the discipline, theoretical and conceptual work, applied research, program descriptions, research in organization and the community, clinical work, and curricular developments.

Behavior Development Bulletin
Behavioral Development Bulletin informs the field of life-span developmental psychology by taking a behavioral analytic approach, including research in cognitive and emotional development, developmental theory, socialization, education, and speech-language pathology. It looks at the biological and environmental factors and systems that affect behavioral development, while maintaining primary interest in the role of reinforcement and environmental contingencies that influence behavior change.

Behavioural Pharmacology
Behavioural Pharmacology publishes original research reports in diverse areas, ranging from ethopharmacology to the pharmacology of schedule-controlled operant behaviour, provided that their primary focus is behavioural.

Behavioral Interventions
Behavioral Interventions aims to report research and practice involving the utilization of behavioral techniques in the treatment, education, assessment and training of students, clients or patients, as well as training techniques used with staff.

Behavior Modification
Behavior Modification presents insightful research, reports, and reviews on applied behavior modification. Each issue offers successful assessment and modification techniques applicable to problems in psychiatric, clinical, educational, and rehabilitative settings, as well as treatment manuals and program descriptions.

Behavioural Processes
Behavioural Processes is dedicated to the publication of high-quality original research on animal behaviour from any theoretical perspective. It welcomes contributions that consider animal behaviour from behavioural analytic, cognitive, ethological, ecological and evolutionary points of view.

Behavior and Social Issues
Behavior and Social Issues is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary 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 important social problems.

Child & Family Behavior Therapy
Child & Family Behavior Therapy focuses on the practical applications of behavior therapy and offers original research, examples, and behavioral techniques for parents, teachers, mental health professionals, and counselors.

European Journal of Behavior Analysis
The European Journal of Behavior Analysis is published by the Norwegian Association for Behavior Analysis, and is primarily for the original publication of experimental reports and theoretical/conceptual papers relevant to the analysis of the behavior of individual organisms.

Journal of Behavior Assessment and Intervention in Children
The Journal of Behavior Assessment and Intervention in Children is a publication of the American Psychological Association.

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis is a psychology journal that publishes research about applications of the experimental analysis of behavior to problems of social importance.  JABA participated in PubMed Central for some time (this link includes volumes 1 to 45  / 1968-2012 and  are free  of cost for readers).

Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science
The aim of the Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science is to publish original research articles and reviews in the general field of behavioural and brain function.

Journal of Behavioral Education
The Journal of Behavioral Education is a journal devoted to publishing original research papers on the application of behavioral principles and technology to education and on the use of within subject replication designs to study educational issues, problems, and practices.  

The Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science
The Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science (JCBS) is the official journal of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. JCBS welcomes manuscripts across a breadth of domains from basic behavioral science to clinical trials. Research concerning the measurement and testing of process of change is particularly welcome.

Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
The Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior is a psychology journal primarily for the original publication of experiments relevant to the behavior of individual organisms. JEAB participated in PubMed Central for some time (this link includes volumes 1 to 98  / 1958-2012 and  are free of cost for readers).

Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal  is one of the leading scientific periodicals in the field of learning disabilities (LD) and related disorders. Ever since its foundation in 2003, its continuing mission has been to provide research papers of the highest quality that contain well-grounded information on diagnosis, assessment, interventions, policy, and other relevant issues related to academic failure. 

Journal of Organizational Behavior Management

The Journal of Organizational Behavior Management is the official journal of the OBM Network, and is devoted to improve organizational performance through behavior change. The journal publishes research and review articles, reports from the field, discussions, and book reviews.

Journal of Precision Teaching & Celeration
The Journal of Precision Teaching & Celeration was a publication of the Standard Celeration Society. This non-refereed journal was a primary outlet for discoveries and practices being developed by chart users and precision teachers from 1980 to 2010. This archive contains a wealth of information, research, and insights directly from practitioners and scholars who used the standard celeration chart as their primary measurement and decision-making tool.

Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis
The mission of the Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis is to provide a forum for professionals from the fields of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and speech-language pathology (SLP) to exchange information of mutual interest.

Learning and Motivation
Learning and Motivation features original experimental research devoted to the analysis of basic phenomena and mechanisms of learning, memory, and motivation.

Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis
The Revista Mexicana de Análisis de la Conducta (Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis) publishes original basic or applied research reports relevant to the behavior of nonhuman animals and humans. Review or theoretical articles are also considered for publication. The Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis is a bilingual journal, publishing papers in either Spanish or English. Abstracts in both languages are also included for each article.

Perspectives on Behavior Science

Published as The Behavior Analyst (TBA) from 1978 through 2017, Perspectives on Behavior Science  is the official publication of ABAI. In addition to articles on theoretical, experimental, and applied topics in behavior analysis, it included literature reviews, re-interpretations of published data, and articles on behaviorism as a philosophy.

The Interbehaviorist
The Interbehaviorist was founded by Noel W. Smith as the Interbehavioral Psychology Newsletter and was published from 1970 to 1996. This was in print format. It also existed for a time after 1996 in electronic format.

The Psychological Record
The Psychological Record is a quarterly journal of psychology. The journal was founded by J.R. Kantor in 1937, with B.F. Skinner serving as the experimental department editor at the journal’s inception. The journal publishes psychological theory and research articles concerned with a broad range of scientific topics in the discipline.

Journals of Education & Psychology

Child Development

As the flagship journal of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Child Development has published  articles, essays, reviews, and tutorials on various topics in the  field of child development since 1930. Spanning many disciplines,  the journal provides the latest research, not only for researchers and theoreticians, but also for child psychiatrists, clinical  psychologists, psychiatric social workers, specialists in early childhood education, educational psychologists, special education teachers, and other researchers.

Education & Treatment of Children
Education & Treatment of Children is devoted to the dissemination of information concerning the development of services for children and youth. A primary criterion for publication is that the material be of direct value to educators, parents, child care providers, or mental health professionals in improving the effectiveness of their services.

The Journal of School Psychology 

The Journal of School Psychology publishes original empirical articles and critical reviews of the literature on research and practices relevant to psychological and behavioral processes in school settings. JSP presents research on intervention mechanisms and approaches; schooling effects on the development of social, cognitive, mental-health, and achievement-related outcomes; assessment; and consultation.

Journals of Clinical Psychology & Psychiatry

American Journal of Psychiatry

The American Journal of Psychiatry is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering all aspects of psychiatry and the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association. The first volume was issued in 1844, at which time it was known as the American Journal of Insanity. The title changed to the current form with the July issue of 1921.

Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

The Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, in publication since 2005, provides comprehensive reviews of significant developments in the field of clinical psychology and psychiatry. 

Clinical Psychology Review

Clinical Psychology Review publishes substantive reviews of topics germane to clinical psychology. Papers cover diverse issues including: psychopathology, psychotherapy, behavior therapy, cognition and cognitive therapies, behavioral medicine, community mental health, assessment, and child development.

JAMA Psychiatry

JAMA Psychiatry is a monthly, peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Medical Association. It publishes original articles about psychiatry, mental health, behavioral sciences, and related fields.

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry is the flagship journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and is a leading journal in psychiatric research and treatment of the child and adolescent.

Journal of Eating Disorders

Journal of Eating Disorders is the first open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing leading research in the science and clinical practice of eating disorders. It disseminates research that provides answers to the important issues and key challenges in the field of eating disorders and to facilitate translation of evidence into practice.


Neuropsychopharmacology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Nature Publishing Group. It has been the official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology since 1987. The journal covers topics in neuropsychopharmacology, including clinical and basic science research into the brain and behavior, the properties of agents acting within the central nervous system, and drug targeting and development.

World Psychiatry

World Psychiatry, the official journal of the World Psychiatric Association, is one of the  most widespread psychiatric journal worldwide.

Journals of Psychology in Latin Languages

Análisis y Modificación de Conducta
Análisis y Modificación de Conducta is published with the support of Universidad de Huelva (Spain). The journal publishes articles in English and Spanish.    

Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana
Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana (APL) is a peer reviewed journal that every four months publishes articles in all areas of Psychology.  The journal is oriented to scientists and professionals in Psychology and related disciplines. It includes original empirical and theoretical contributions and exceptionally strong literary reviews.  The journal accepts submission of articles in Spanish, English, Portuguese or Italian with abstracts and key words (obtained in the Thesaurus de la American Psychological Association) in Spanish and English.  APL journal uses the platform Open Journal System (OJS) which does not generate costs for readers and, as a politic, does not generate costs to the authors for the processes of revision, peer evaluation and publication.

Behavioral Psychology/Psicología Conductual
Behavioral Psychology/Psicología Conductual (International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology) is a scientific journal edited by the VECA Foundation for the Advancement of Clinical Behavioral Psychology (FUNVECA) and the official journal of the Ibero-American Psychological Association of Clinic and Health issues (APICSA). It is published since 1993 and its areas of interest are Clinical Psychology (mainly) and Health Psychology.

Revista Brasileira de Terapia Comportamental e Cognitiva
A Revista Brasileira de Terapia Comportamental e Cognitivaé publicação quadrimestral da Associação Brasileira de Psicologia e Medicina Comportamental (ABPMC). A Revista tem como objetivo publicar contribuições de artigos de abordagem comportamental e cognitiva, supondo-se um objetivo comum: o método experimental como maneira de produzir conhecimento, conceitos formados a partir de observações sistemáticas e análises comportamentais, partindo-se da aceitação de que o objeto de estudo dessas abordagens em psicologia é complexo mas ordenado e não casual.

Revista Colombiana de Psicología
Revista Colombiana de Psicología is a publication of the Department of Psychology of the National University of Colombia (Bogota, Colombia). The journal admit work from both the basic and applied research fields, and from all areas of psychology. The journal is indexed in: Lilacs, Bvpsi-co, Redalyc, Clase, Latindex, Publindex, Dialnet, Psicodoc, Scielo, Doaj, e-Revistas, EBSCO, Scopus & PsycINFO.

Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología
Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología (RLP) is an open access journal published four-monthly by the Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz. The RLP accepts and evaluates works corresponding to the following categories: original articles (with empirical and novel information) on diverse fields of psychology (regardless of the methodology used), and qualitative or quantitative systematic reviews. It would possibly be interested in evaluating works that develop tools or software applications associated with psychology, original articles on methodology, and studies that evaluate psychology from a scientometrics perspective.

Revista Mexicana de Investigación en Psicología
La Revista Mexicana de Investigación en Psicología (RMIP) es el órgano oficial del Sistema Mexicano de Investigación en Psicología (SMIP) y es Auspiciada por el Centro Universitario de la Ciénega, de la Universidad de Guadalajara. La RMIP es una revista de acceso gratuito y se publica dos veces al año (Junio y Diciembre), tanto en papel como en Internet.    

Revista Psicothema
Revista Psicothema was founded in Asturias (northern Spain) in 1989, and is published jointly by the Psychology Faculty of the University of Oviedo and the Psychological Association of the Principality of Asturias (Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos del Principado de Asturias). The journal admit work from both the basic and applied research fields, and from all areas of Psychology, all manuscripts being anonymously reviewed prior to publication.

Universitas Psychologica
Universitas Psychologica is published by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Psychology Faculty (Bogotá, Colombia). The journal has a wide scope and a diverse thematic and theoretical spectrum. It has a pluralist purpose because includes papers of all the psychology scopes. 

International Journal of Comparative Psychology
The International Journal of Comparative Psychology publishes studies on the evolution and development of animal behavior, including humans. 

Journals of Special Education

American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a scientific, scholarly, and archival multidisciplinary journal for reporting original contributions of the highest quality to knowledge of intellectual disability, its causes, treatment, and prevention.

Autism is a peer-reviewed, bi-monthly, international journal, providing research of direct and practical relevance to help improve the quality of life for individuals with autism or autism-related disorders. 

Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews

Formerly known as Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Review the journal provides a focus for communication among      neuroscientists, geneticists, neurodevelopmental pediatricians, and behavioral scientists interested in clinical or basic science research in aspects of brain development and function. 

Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities is the flagship journal for the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Exceptional Children
Insightful and pioneering research, topical issues, and broad perspectives by leaders in the field for more than 75 years have made Exceptional Children  one of the most respected scholarly journals in special education. This peer-review journal publishes research, research reviews, methodological reviews of literature, data-based position papers, and policy analyses on the education and development of children and youth with exceptionalities. 

Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities addresses issues concerning individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families. Manuscripts reflect a wide range of disciplines, including education, psychology, psychiatry, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, social work, and related areas. 

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders is a peer-reviewed, scholarly periodical focusing on all aspects of autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities. 

Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities  

The Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities is an interdisciplinary forum for original research and clinical reports drawn from a variety of fields serving persons with developmental and physical disabilities. The journal publishes research utilizing group comparisons as well as single-case experimental designs. 

The Journal of Special Education
The Journal of Special Education  provides research articles and scholarly reviews on special education for individuals with mild to severe disabilities. 

Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research  

The mission of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research is to publish peer-reviewed, empirical research in the areas of normal and disordered speech, language, and hearing. The Journal provides new information and theoretical approaches important for understanding normal processes involved in speech, language, and hearing and to the clinical management (e.g., screening, diagnosis, habilitation, or rehabilitation) of communication disorders. 

Remedial and Special Education
Remedial and Special Education (RSE) offers interdisciplinary articles that bridge the gap between theory and practice involving the education of individuals for whom typical instruction is not effective. Articles include topical reviews, syntheses of research, field evaluation studies, and recommendations for practice of remedial and special education.

Journals of Neuroscience

The Annual Review of Neuroscience

The Annual Review of Neuroscience, in publication since 1978, covers the significant developments across the entire field of neuroscience, including molecular and cellular neuroscience, neurogenetics, development, plasticity and repair, systems neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, behavior, and neurobiology of disease, with occasional reviews in history of neuroscience and ethics.

Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Behavioral and Brain Sciences is a  journal with the innovative format known as Open Peer Commentary. Particularly significant and controversial pieces of work are published from researchers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, behavioral biology or cognitive science, together with 20-40 commentaries on each article from specialists within and across these disciplines, plus the author's response to them. The result is a fascinating and unique forum for the communication, criticism, stimulation, and particularly the unification of research in behavioral and brain sciences from molecular neurobiology to artificial intelligence and the philosophy of the mind.


Neuropsychology  publishes primarily original, empirical research on the relation between brain and human cognitive, emotional, and behavioral function. Sought are submissions of experimental, cognitive, behavioral, and neuroimaging research with implications for neuropsychological theory, research, and practice.