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 #182
CE Offered: BACB
PDS: The Joys (and Perils) of Writing: How to Prepare a Manuscript for Publication
Sunday, May 24, 2020
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Area: TBA/EDC; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Jovonnie L. Esquierdo-Leal, Ph.D.
Chair: Jovonnie L. Esquierdo-Leal (University of Nevada, Reno)
RUTH REHFELDT (Southern Illinois University)
MITCH FRYLING (California State University, Los Angeles)
RICHARD F. RAKOS (Cleveland State University)

Preparing a manuscript for publication starts before you have actually engaged in the behavior of writing. You must determine whether your research has contributed something new and interesting as well as what audience might be interested in learning about it. Putting our hypotheses, methodology, and results on paper in a carefully constructed way is not an easy task and requires adequate training. Those who are new to this process—and anyone else for that matter—often find publishing to be an intimidating and daunting task. Thus, the publication process is approached with apprehension and wariness. Our goal is to reduce apprehension and build confidence by providing tips and advice on how to write and submit a manuscript for publication. A panel of experts will cover topics that range from the type of manuscript to submit and how to structure that manuscript to preparing a cover sheet for submission. Topics and questions will be solicited from ABAI members in advance, and time will be allocated for in-person questions.




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