Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science

Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science

  • Volume 4
  • Issue 4
  • ISSN 2212-1447
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.006
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.333
  • Impact Factor: 3.092
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 3.828
Editor-in-chief: Levin

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The Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science is the official journal of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS).

Contextual Behavioral Science is a systematic and pragmatic approach to the understanding of behavior, the solution of human problems, and the promotion of human growth and development. Contextual Behavioral Science uses functional principles and theories to analyze and modify action embedded in its historical and situational context. The goal is to predict and influence behavior, with precision, scope, and depth, across all behavioral domains and all levels of analysis, so as to help create a behavioral science that is more adequate to the challenge of the human condition.

Contextual behavioral science is a strategic approach to the analysis of human behavior that proposes the need for a multi-level (e.g. social factors, neurological factors, behavioral factors) and multi-method (e.g., time series analyses, cross-sectional, experimental) exploration of contextual and manipulable variables relevant to the prediction and influence of human behavior.

The journal considers papers relevant to a contextual behavioral approach including:
  • Empirical studies (without topical restriction - e.g., clinical psychology, psychopathology, education, organizational psychology, etc.)
  • Brief reports on preliminary, but provocative findings
  • Reviews (systematic reviews and meta-analyses are preferred) and
  • Conceptual and philosophical papers on contextual behavioral science
  • Practical innovations (descriptions of practical innovation applying contextual behavioral science)
  • Commentaries

We are particularly interested in:
  • Papers emphasizing the study of core behavioral processes that are relevant to a broad range of human problems
  • Papers bridging different approaches (e.g., connecting behavioral approaches with cognitive views; or neurocognitive psychology; or evolutionary science)
  • Papers that challenge a contextual behavioral science approach from an informed perspective

The journal welcomes papers written by researchers, practitioners, and theoreticians from different intellectual traditions. What is distinctive is not a narrowly defined theory or set of applied methods but whether the methodology, conceptualization, or strategy employed is relevant to a contextual behavioral approach.

Special Issues

The Journal welcomes suggestions for Special Issues. Proposals for a themed Special Issue should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, Michael Levin at, and should include suggested Executive, Advisory or Guest Editors, a proposed call-for-papers, 6-10 provisional authors and topics (specific titles or general areas), a proposed timeline for submission, peer-reviewing, revision and publication. All manuscripts in a special issue will be subject to the normal process of peer-review.

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  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.006
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.333
  • Impact Factor: 3.092
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 3.828
  • ISSN: 2212-1447
  • Issues: 4
  • Volume: 4
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Issue volumeIssue yearPlanned ship dateActual ship date
19C2021Mar 04, 2021Feb 24, 2021
20C2021Jun 16, 2021Jun 15, 2021
21C2021Sep 14, 2021Sep 07, 2021
22C2021Dec 08, 2021
23C2022Mar 21, 2022
24C2022Jun 17, 2022
25C2022Sep 16, 2022
26C2022Dec 16, 2022