Association for Behavior Analysis International

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48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

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Panel #52
PDS: You Want Me to What? Responding to Reviewer Comments
Saturday, May 28, 2022
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Meeting Level 2; Room 204A/B
Area: TBA/EDC; Domain: Theory
Chair: Donald A. Hantula (Temple University)
STEPHANIE M. PETERSON (Western Michigan University)
M. CHRISTOPHER NEWLAND (Auburn University)
MITCH FRYLING (California State University, Los Angeles)

Authors often struggle with understanding and replying to comments from reviewers and editors. This is especially the case for less experienced authors and students. This PDS is hosted by the ABAI Publications Council and features ABAI journal editors providing guidance and tips for responding to editorial comments during the manuscript resubmission process. Panelists will respond to questions such as: My paper was not accepted but was not rejected. What do I do now? How do I handle a ‘reject but resubmit’ decision? How should reviewer and editorial comments be interpreted? Must I respond to every editorial comment and recommendation? What do I do if reviewers’ comments conflict with one another? How do I handle reviewer requests that I cannot meet (e.g., asking for more data, different quantitative analyses, more detail than I am permitted to disclose)? Is it acceptable to disagree with a reviewer’s or editor’s recommendations? What do ABAI journal editors want to see in my responses to reviewer and editorial comments? As with previous ABAI Publications Council PDS sessions, we will leave ample time for audience questions.

Instruction Level: Basic



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