Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Perspectives on Behavior Science

Published as The Behavior Analyst (TBA) from 1978 through 2017, Perspectives on Behavior Science (PoBS; ISSN # 2520-8969, print; 2520-8977, online) is the official publication of ABAI. In addition to articles on theoretical, experimental, and applied topics in behavior analysis, it included literature reviews, re-interpretations of published data, and articles on behaviorism as a philosophy. In 2018, the journal received a new identity and title to demarcate several important changes that had been happening over several years. (For more information on the change, read this editorial.)


TBA was first published by the Midwestern Association for Behavior Analysis. The Journal Committee co-chairs for volumes 1 and 2 were Judith LeBlanc and W. Scott Wood. TBA became the official journal of the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis with its third volume, and Julie Vargas was the first named editor of the journal, serving from 1979–1981.


Subsequent editors include: James Johnston (1982–1984), Edward K. Morris (1985–1987), Sigrid S. Glenn (1988–1989), Samuel Deitz (1990–1991), Jay Moore (1992–1993), Margaret Vaughan (1994–1996), Daniel Bernstein (1996–1998), Philip Chase (1999–2001), Carol Pilgrim (2001–2004), Marc Branch (2004–2007), Michael Dougher (2007–2010), Henry D. Schlinger, Jr. (2010–2013), Matthew Normand (2013–2016), Donald Hantula (2016–2019), M. Christopher Newland (2019–2022), Chris Hughes (2023), and Timothy Hackenberg  (2023–2025).


ABAI members can subscribe to journals by logging into the ABAI portal.


Subscribers can receive ABAI journals in print and/or electronically, via ABAI’s partnership with Springer Science+Business Media. And you no longer have to wait for a complete issue to arrive in the mail—with Springer’s Online First service, electronic subscribers receive immediate access to peer-reviewed articles well before print publication. Online articles are searchable and citable by their digital object identifier, allowing subscribers to stay abreast of the most recent research.



Perspectives on Behavior Science is an official publication of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), published in cooperation with Springer Publishing.

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