Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

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The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) was established in 1968 as a peer-reviewed, psychology journal, that publishes research about applications of the experimental analysis of behavior to problems of social importance.

The journal was created at the University of Kansas by a group including Donald Baer, Sidney W. Bijou, Todd Risley, James Sherman, and Montrose Wolf.[1][2]

The journal is indexed in, among others, PubMed PsycINFO, and Web of Science.[3] It is published quarterly by the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (SEAB). It typically publishes 80-90 articles per year. Its ISSN is 0021-8855. As of 2014, its impact factor is.762.≈ SEAB also publishes the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, which commenced publication in 1958.

Up until 2013, JABA was a delayed open access journal: all issues from 1968 onwards, except the most recent three, were available free from PubMed Central.[4] JABA is now published by Wiley-Blackwell, and is only available to subscribers. [5] However, articles up to and including the year 2012 are still available on PubMed Central. [6]

Recently JABA has noticed a lowering in its impact factor.[clarification needed] In addition, the journal has seen a restriction of its content to largely developmental disabilities.[7]


  1. ^ Morris, Edward K. "Sidney W. Bijou: November 12, 1908 to June 11, 2009", Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. Accessed July 23, 2009.
  2. ^ Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 1 (1): Board of Editors. 1968. 
  3. ^ Journal website
  4. ^ Journal website
  5. ^ Journal website
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  7. ^ O’Donohue, W. and Fryling, M. (2007). How Has Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Therapy Changed?: An Historical Analysis of Journals. The Behavior Analyst Today, 8(1), 52-62. BAO

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