College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Taking Stock: The First 25 Years of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 1993

Keywords

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis; Publication History; Applied Behavior Analysis

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

ISSN

0021-8855

Volume

26

Issue/No.

4

Abstract

Some aspects of the performance of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) are described on the occasion of the journal's 25th anniversary. Comparative circulation data are presented. JABA's influence on the scientific community is measured by examining the citation history of articles that it has published, with attention to both frequency and source of the citations. The influence that other journals have onJABA's authors is assessed through an analysis of citations made by those authors in this journal's reference lists. The citation history indicates dearly that JABA has made substantial contributions toward producing methods useful in coping with a wide variety of problem behaviors, from profound developmental disabilities (such as autism) to the simpler behavioral problems that interfere with normal functioning in home and at school. Recently, the journal has devoted many issues and parts of issues to special topics, in a concerted effort to reflect the increasing breadth of applied behavior analysis.

DOI

10.1901/jaba.1993.26-513