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.


46th Annual Convention; Online; 2020

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Panel #427
CE Offered: BACB
PDS: Peer Review is Still Better Than Facebook: An Introduction to Peer Review and Some Cautions, Concerns, and Recommendations for the Consumer of Behavior Science and Behavior Analysis Information
Monday, May 25, 2020
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Area: TBA/EDC; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Mitch Fryling, Ph.D.
Chair: Donald A. Hantula (Temple University)
MARK R. DIXON (Southern Illinois University)
MITCH FRYLING (California State University, Los Angeles)
JONATHAN J. TARBOX (University of Southern California; FirstSteps for Kids)

This PDS features the editors of ABAI journals discussing the peer review process, its importance in science in general, and for consumers of scientific information. Panelists will describe the peer review process from article submission to addressing reviewer comments and understanding editorial decisions. The protections against misinformation that peer review offers are emphasized in this PDS.

Target Audience:

All individuals interested in the publication process.

Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will describe the peer review process 2. Participants will identify reasons why peer review is more reliable than testimonials and social media endorsements 3. Participants will describe the roles of authors, reviewers and editors in the peer review process



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