The study of Behavior Analysis began in B.F. Skinner’s labs, and was successfully translated in methods that have effectively changed human behavior for more than 50 years.
Decades of peer-reviewed research exists in in Behavior Analysis for humans for whom behavior change is needed. In recent years, behavior analysts have turned their collective gaze to the socially significant behavior of animals.
At the juncture of non-human animals and humans, there is great risk of misunderstanding that can have an effect on health, well-being, even life. Pets, shelter animals, animals living in zoos and aquariums, livestock, even animals in laboratories, will greatly benefit from peer-reviewed behavior analytic research.
The mission of this publication is to address the dearth of professional, practical and understandable studies that that benefit the non-human animals who live in close proximity to human animals. The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis in Animal Training (JABAAT) will publish original empirical research, replication reports, case studies, reviews, guidelines on best practices for service delivery, theoretical papers and related research. The Editorial Board welcomes submissions from behavior analysts, animal care professionals, ethologists and others. Though statistical analyses will be accepted, data from single animals must be present. Subjects' behaviors must be socially significant; individual behavioral variation should be present. Measures of behavior should be, for the most part, direct.
Subject matter may include all topics of applied behavior analysis (ABA) such as been studied in human behavior, from the principles of behavior (reinforcement, punishment, stimulus control, extinction and motivating operations) to the myriad of advanced topics in ABA, such as socially significant applications of behavior momentum, stimulus equivalence, matching law and others. It is expected that, along with original research, experimenters may strive to replicate the translational research that came from laboratories in the tradition of B.F. Skinner, where the experimental analysis of behavior set the stage for ABA with humans.
JABAAT is an open-access journal, meaning readers may access our articles at no charge. We do not charge publication fees to authors.
We recognize that in the past, you had to search hard for an appropriate place to publish your animal-related ABA research. You have arrived! Please submit your work and help us grow the animal-related ABA research base.
Terri M. Bright, Editor
Allyson Salzer, Assistant Editor
Christina Alligood, Associate Editor
Ron Allen, Associate Editor
Kristen Vitale Shreve
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis in Animal Training
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