The Journal of Community-Based Practice in Applied Behavior Analysis (JCPABA) seeks to provide a platform for manuscripts, both professional and student created, covering a broad rang of article formats. The journal will produce occasional themed issues on topics of current interest.
It is required that all human subject research studies must have been reviewed and approved by an institutional review board.
Manuscripts should be clear, in the active voice, well-organized, and follow the guidelines from The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Student Research Reports Student Research Reports generally range in length from 10-20 pages. Research must show experimental control, have at least two measures of interobserver agreement per experimental phase, and ideally have measures of procedural integrity. Reports need to include an abstract, introduction with literature review, methods, results, discussion and reference section. Research Reports Research Reports have increased expectations for experimental control, measures of data accuracy and reliability and procedural integrity. Click here for a checklist for research report submissions from Johnson State's ABA program faculty member, Candace Fugazy, M.E.d, BCBA. Case Review Case reviews are descriptions of socially valid interventions conducted in applied settings. They do not have the necessary levels of scientific rigor to demonstrate adequate experimental control, but they are exemplary demonstrations of ABA practice. Response, Review, Essay, and Commentary Responses to previous articles in this journal, other published reports from peer reviewed journals, reviews of books, essays on terms or theories, review of experiential themes in practice or other contributions that initiate discussion of current practice, research, and/or policy issues. A suitable length for responses, reviews, essays and commentaries is 2-15 pages. Program Spotlight Description of local programs and/or agencies whose practice uphold the core dimensions of applied behavior analysis as outlined by Baer, Wolf, and Risley (1968).
All manuscripts will be processed through an anonymous review system. Reviewers are not sent the name or the institutional affiliation of the author. Reviewers are selected by the editor handling the manuscript. At least 2 reviewers are selected, one from the editorial board and an additional guest reviewer appropriate to the manuscript. The editorial decision will be made within 2 months of the submission deadline.
This Journal accepts electronic submission of manuscripts only. Microsoft Word documents are preferred.
Double space all material. Leave generous margins at top and bottom of pages for comments and notes from reviewers and the editor.
Put each table or figure on a separate labeled sheet.
Authors are responsible for the accuracy of all references, quotations, table and figures.
A copy with a title page that lists only the title should be accompanied by a separate title page that includes:
1. Any footnotes for the title or authors 2. Authorship and affiliation 3. Email address 4. 4-6 key words for indexing purposes
Authors must also submit a statement that the submitted manuscript is not under review elsewhere and will not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration by JCPABA.
You may also submit the names and contact information for 3-5 people outside of your institution that you would recommend as qualified reviewers of your manuscripts.
Conflict of Interest
The Association for Behavior Analysis requires that authors reveal, in writing and for publication with their published article, any possible conflicts of interest in the conduct and reporting of research.