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Springer to publish journal portfolio of the Association for Behavior Analysis

Journals will enhance Springer's behavioral sciences publishing program


Starting in 2014, Springer will collaborate with the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) to publish The Behavior Analyst, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and Behavior Analysis in Practice. The organization's three journals will be available in print and electronically on SpringerLink, giving students, practitioners and researchers access to the latest information in behavior analysis.

The Behavior Analyst publishes articles on theoretical, experimental and applied topics in behavior analysis. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior primarily publishes experimental or theoretical papers relevant to a behavioral analysis of verbal behavior. Behavior Analysis in Practice is a translational publication designed to provide science-based, best-practice information relevant to service delivery in behavior analysis.

Dr. Maria Malott, Chief Executive Officer of ABAI, said, "In partnering with Springer, ABAI will be able to offer its journals online and help readers and members discover new publications relevant to their interests. Springer's skilled marketing and sales teams will work to get ABAI journals into more university libraries, expanding the reach and influence of our science. Additionally, Springer is helping these journals increase their social media presence, further broadening the potential audience."

Welmoed Spahr, Executive Editor Behavioral Sciences at Springer, said, "We are honored that ABAI has chosen Springer as the publisher for their three journals. A key focus in this exciting new partnership will be to further raise the international profile of the journals. Springer is in an excellent position to greatly increase the online visibility of the ABAI journals and the number of researchers with access to them, both in the US as well as internationally. We look forward to working with ABAI to achieve that shared goal.


The Association for Behavior Analysis International contributes 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. Since 1974, it has been the primary organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application and teaching of behavior analysis. ABAI provides many services to more than 6,000 members and to the field, including events that promote dissemination of the science, job placement services, scholarly journals and resources such as books and videos.

Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted local-language publisher in Europe - especially in Germany and the Netherlands - primarily for physicians and professionals working in healthcare and road safety education. Springer published roughly 2,200 English-language journals and more than 8,000 new books in 2012, and the group is home to the world's largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals. In 2012, Springer Science+Business Media S.A. generated sales of approximately EUR 981 million. The group employs more than 7,000 individuals across the globe.

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