Behavior and Social Issues

Affiliated with Behaviorists for Social Responsibility, Behavior and Social Issues is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary scientific 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 significant social problems. The journal is particularly interested in publishing work related to issues with social justice, human rights, and sustainability implications, but all serious social issues are of interest. Articles considered for publication should be grounded in behavior analytic and behavioral systems science. (Before submitting, please go to "About" on the menu above to review the Focus and Scope of the journal.)

Predecessor (Legacy) Journals:

Behaviorists for Social Action Journal (1978-1985)

Behavior Analysis and Social Action (1987-1989)





As a part of Behaviorists for Social Responsibility’s Matrix Project (see we are soliciting examples of activism and advocacy work discussed from a behavior analytic or behavioral systems framework. Such examples may include efforts by behavior analysts, or descriptions of efforts with which behavior analysts are familiar, and which they can discuss from a behavioral perspective. Submissions of 300-2000 words will be considered for publication in a special, on-going section Activism and Advocacy Notes section of Behavior and Social Issues; longer submissions will be reviewed as regular articles for the journal. (Notes will receive expedited review.) All submissions should be in strict APA format, meet scientific standards, and be congruent with the BFSR mission of supporting social justice, human rights, and sustainability and environmental justice. (PLEASE CLICK ON "MORE" BELOW FOR DETAILS!)

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Vol 26 (2017)

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Bernard Guerin, Marcela de Oliveira Ortolan