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Beyond Behavior

21635323

Editor
Joe Ryan Clemson University
Paul Mooney Louisiana State University


eISSN: 21635323 | ISSN: 10742956 Frequency: 3 Times/Year
Beyond Behavior (BB) addresses compelling issues related to individuals with behavioral challenges. Regular features include Practitioner friendly articles which discuss evidence-based practices for use with challenging behaviors. Published by the Hammill Institute on Disabilities and SAGE in association with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.

Beyond Behavior is a peer reviewed scholarly journal designed specifically for practitioners (e.g., teachers, administrators, counselors, paraprofessionals) who work with children and youth with or at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). The goals of Beyond Behavior are to publish articles that:

1. Describe research-informed academic and/or behavioral interventions and/or processes likely to improve meaningful outcomes for children with or at risk for EBD.

2. Develop the instructional and/or support capacities of professionals who work with children and youth with or at risk for EBD across diverse settings and programs.

3. Broaden the impact of research on practice in applied settings by making research-informed practice more accessible to diverse practitioner audiences.

As a practitioner journal, Beyond Behavior content highlights field-based practice applications directed toward children and youth with or at risk for EBD. Content also addresses real-world practice issues for professionals who serve this population. Published articles emphasize the “how to” nature of field-based practice. The practice applications and issues are informed by research to the extent practicable. Scholarship, then, helps provide practitioners with a rationale for choosing to use a practice or consider an issue. Beyond Behavior should not be considered as an outlet for manuscripts that provide detailed descriptions of an experimental research study.

Our intended audience includes all professionals who work with children and youth with or at risk for EBD. That includes preservice and inservice teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, counselors, social workers, juvenile justice personnel, and other mental health professionals. We also believe that parents and members of the general public may find the applied content of Beyond Behavior useful.

Editorial Board
Peter J. Alter St. Mary's College of California
Sally Barton-Arwood Belmont University
Lisa Bowman-Perrott Texas A&M University
Donald Briere St. Mary's College of California
Paul Caldarella Brigham Young University
Andrea Capizzi Vanderbilt University
Kelly M. Carrero Texas A&M University, Commerce
Christine A. Christle University of South Carolina
Bryan G. Cook University of Hawaii, Manoa
Ginevra R. Courtade University of Louisville
Stephen Crutchfield California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Lisa Dieker University of Central Florida
Laura Feuerborn University of Washington
Jennifer Freeman University of Connecticut
Nicholas A. Gage University of Florida
Lisa Goran Truman State University
Daniel Gulchak Northern Arizona University
Blake D. Hansen Brigham Young University
Kymberly Harris Georgia Southern University
Leanne Hawken University of Utah
Todd Haydon University of Cincinnati
Shanna Eisner Hirsch Clemson University
David Houchins Georgia State University
Timothy J. Landrum University of Louisville
Renee E. Lastrapes University of Houston, Clear Lake
Teri Lewis-Palmer University of Oregon
Carl J. Liaupsin University of Arizona
João Lopes University of Minho, Portugal
Mickey Losinski Kansas State University
Lori Lynass Northwest PBIS Network
Ashley S. MacSuga-Gage University of Florida
Sara McDaniel University of Alabama
Darcy E. Miller Washington State University
Tracy Mueller University of Northern Colorado
Candace Mulcahy Binghamton University
Philip D. Nordness University of Nebraska, Omaha
Karen O'Connor University of Missouri
Wendy P. Oakes Arizona State University
Robin Parks Ennis University of Alabama, Birmingham
Robert Pennington University of Louisville
Corey Pierce University of Northern Colorado
Lauren Reed University of Hawaii
Michael Rozalski Binghamton University
Joe Ryan Clemson University
Naomi Schoenfield Rivier University
Terrance M. Scott University of Louisville
Clinton Smith University of Memphis
Nicole Swoscowski University of Alabama
Shanon S. Taylor University of Nevada, Reno
Katherine Terras University of North Dakota
Gita Upreti University of Texas, El Paso
Jessica Wery Elon University
Howard Wills University of Kansas
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  • Beyond Behavior is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal designed specifically for practitioners (e.g., teachers, administrators, counselors, paraprofessionals) who work with children with emotional and behavioral disorders (E/BD). The goals of Beyond Behavior are to publish articles that:

    1. Describe research-informed academic and/or behavioral interventions and/or processes likely to improve meaningful outcomes for children with or at risk for EBD,

    2. Develop the instructional and/or support capacities of professionals who work with children and youth with or at risk for EBD across diverse settings and programs,

    3. Broaden the impact of research on practice in applied settings by making research-informed practice more accessible to diverse practitioner audiences.

    Because it is a practitioner journal, Beyond Behavior content highlights field-based practice applications directed toward children and youth with or at risk for EBD. Content also addresses real-world practice issues for pro-fessionals who serve this population. Published articles emphasize the “how to” nature of field-based practice. Practice applications and issues are in-formed by research to the extent practicable. Scholarship, then, helps pro-vide practitioners with a rationale for choosing to use a practice or consider an issue. Beyond Behavior should not be considered as an outlet for manu-scripts that provide detailed descriptions of an experimental research study.

    Our intended audience includes all professionals who work with children and youth with or at risk for EBD. This includes preservice and inservice teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, counselors, social workers, juve-nile justice personnel, and other mental health professionals. We also believe that parents and members of the general public may find the applied content of Beyond Behavior useful.

    Types of Manuscripts

    Beyond Behavior follows a professional journal format. All articles are meant to reflect the application of evidence-based practices and consider the realities of practical settings. Although logic and science are key, authors are encouraged to avoid jargon and academic prose in favor of a style of writing that engages the reader. Acceptable articles may be one of several types:

    • Demonstration—primary emphasis is provision of step-by-step directions for how to implement a research-informed intervention, skill, program, or practice. May include a naming of the professionals and children/youth targeted, rationale for use, brief summary of empirical support, explicit implementation instructions, and a listing of helpful implementation hints or considerations. May also include vignettes designed to facilitate reader understanding of implementation in a particular setting. Recent published examples include descriptions of individually administered writing inter-ventions and group-administered classroom contingency programs.

    • Discussion—designed to provide reader with knowledge of issues that affect or have the potential to influence professional practice. Articles should include an issue description and discussion of what the author(s) believe(s) to be effect(s) on professional practice. Recent published ex-amples include a discussion of research-based versus evidence-based practice terminology in the literature, the nature of mental health services in schools, and the potential impact of legal decisions on functional behavior assessment practices.

    • Book Reviews—describe the contents of relevant books and provide a critique of the book’s relevance to practicing professionals.

    Manuscript length: No more than 20 double-spaced pages, including title page, narrative, references, tables, and figures.

    Manuscript Preparation

    Guidelines specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2010) should be followed. Pay particular attention to the sections concerning guidelines for nonsexist language, avoiding ethnic bias, and person-first language for disabilities. NOTE. Authors for Whom English Is a Second Language: It is highly recommended to have a colleague or copyeditor who is fluent in English review the manuscript before sub-mission.

     

    General

    1. Authors must submit a SEPARATE TITLE PAGE FILE with (1) article title;
    (2) first name, middle initial, and last name of each author, with highest academic degrees; (3) names of institutions to which each author is affil-iated, along with complete addresses AND e-mail addresses; and (4) any acknowledgments, financial disclosure information, author notes, and/or other text that could identify the authors to reviewers.

    2. Format: 8½ ´ 11 in. document; 1-in. margins; double spacing, left alignment, Times New Roman, 12-pt. type. Include title and abstract.

    3. Heads: Do not use small capital letters.

    4. Place figures in separate files. Place tables in a separate file. Tables should be double-spaced; please use Word’s table functions. All tables and figures must be cited in text.

    5. Use tab key and centering functions for head alignment, paragraph indents, and so forth. DO NOT USE THE SPACE BAR.

    6. Use endnotes sparingly. Number with Arabic numerals starting with 1 and continuing through the article. Example: (see Note 1). NO footnotes.

    Artwork

    Figures must be production-ready. Because most art will be reduced to fit, use bold type that is large enough to be reduced and still be readable, and make sure rules/tick marks are at least 1 pt. Acceptable electronic formats for art: TIFF, EPS, Word, or Excel. For scans/photos, download the SAGE Image Resolution Guidelines from the Instructions & Forms link at http://
    mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bb. If you have trouble when loading Excel files, copy and paste them into a Word document.

    Permissions

    Obtaining written permission for material such as figures, tables, art, and extensive quotes taken directly—or adapted in minor ways—from another source is the author’s responsibility, as is payment of any fees the copyright holder may require. Permissions often take a considerable amount of time to be granted; therefore, start the request process early. Material taken from software or from the Internet also requires obtaining permission. Authors can download a Permissions Request form at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bb (Instructions & Forms Link under Resources head). Read any granted permissions carefully to make sure that the language is broad enough to allow publication in all formats, including electronic and print. Failure to obtain permission will result in either removal of the particular item or pulling the article from the journal issue.

    Manuscript Submission

    Submit electronically: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bb

    Log in, or click the “Create an Account” option in top right corner if you are a first-time user. Once logged in, click on Author rectangle with pencil icon in upper left area under journal title. Have the following available before starting submission: manuscript files, including separate title page; all co-authors’ full names and e-mail addresses; # of figures, # of tables, # of manuscript pages. Click the “Begin Submission” link for new manuscript and follow the submission steps. A guide is available on via the Help option at top right, then Author square.

    Authors may expect an acknowledgment of receipt soon after submitting an article, followed by subsequent correspondence regarding acceptance status. Inquiries about ideas for manuscripts, submissions, and related correspondence about content should be directed to Dr. Joseph Ryan.

    Editorial Office Contact Information

    Dr. Joseph Ryan Dr. Paul Mooney

    Clemson University Louisiana State University

    227 Holtzendorff Hall 213 Peabody Hall

    Clemson, SC 29634 Baton Rouge, LA 70803

    Office: 864-656-1531 Office: 225-578-2360

    jbryan@clemson.edu pmooney1@lsu.edu

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