American Behavioral Scientist
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American Behavioral Scientist

2014 Impact Factor: 1.766
2014 Ranking: 54/119 in Psychology, Clinical | 15/95 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

EDITOR
Laura Lawrie Sedona, Arizona, USA

eISSN: 15523381| ISSN: 00027642|Current volume: 59|Current issue: 9 Frequency: Monthly
For over 50 years, American Behavioral Scientist has been a valuable source of information for scholars, researchers, professionals, and students, providing in-depth perspectives on intriguing contemporary topics throughout the social and behavioral sciences. Each issue offers comprehensive analysis of a single topic, examining such important and diverse arenas as sociology, international and U.S. politics, behavioral sciences, communication and media, economics, education, ethnic and racial studies, terrorism, and public service. The journal's interdisciplinary approach stimulates creativity and occasionally controversy within the emerging frontiers of the social sciences, exploring the critical issues that affect our world and challenge our thinking.

Managing Editor
Laura Lawrie Sedona, Arizona, USA
International Editorial Advisory Board
Max H. Bazerman Harvard Business School
Bruce Bimber University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Martin Bulmer University of Surrey, UK
Elizabeth K. Carll Ph.D. PsychResources Inc., USA
Susan E Clarke University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Rodney D. Coates Miami University of Ohio
Kay Deaux CUNY Graduate Center, USA
Paul DiMaggio Princeton University
Daniel Druckman George Mason University, USA
James Fenelon California State University at San Bernardino
Ted Robert Gurr  
Rom Harre University of Oxford, UK
Harvey W. Kushner Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
Marcel LaFollette Independent Scholar
Henry M. Levin Teachers College, Columbia University
David Lyon Queen's University, Canada
Gary Marks University of North Carolina, USA
Cecilia Menjivar Arizona State University, Tempe
J. Gregory Payne Emerson College
Linda L Putnam University of California, Santa Barbara
George Ritzer University of Maryland
Richard Schulz University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pepper J. Schwartz University of Washington, USA
Neil J. Smelser University of California, Berkeley (Emeritus)
Mark Snyder University of Minnesota, USA
Barrie Thorne University of California at Berkeley, USA (1999-2009)
William G. Tierney University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Carol H. Weiss Harvard University
Barry Wellman University of Toronto, Canada
George Wilson University of Miami
James Youniss Catholic University of America
Viviana Zelizer Princeton University, USA
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  • As each issue of ABS is a special issue on a single topic, we do not accept individual submissions. The prospectus for an American Behavioral Scientist special issue focuses the issue editor's thoughts and helps to guide the journal's editorial board and publisher as to whether to commission the issue. A prospectus emphasizes the rationale: why the issue is being developed and for what target readership.

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