Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

2016 Impact Factor: 2.000
2016 Ranking: 40/128 in Psychology, Multidisciplinary | 18/58 in Psychology, Educational | 3/38 in Education, Special
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

Thomas W. Farmer Virginia Commonwealth University
Elizabeth M. Z. Farmer Virginia Commonwealth University

eISSN: 15384799 | ISSN: 10634266 | Current volume: 25 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

… offers interdisciplinary research, practice, and commentary related to individuals with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Each issue explores critical and diverse topics such as youth violence, functional assessment, school-wide discipline, mental health services, positive behavior supports, and educational strategies.

Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at

The Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders publishes quality scholarship related to individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders. Articles represent a wide range of disciplines, including counseling, education, early childhood care, juvenile corrections, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, public health, rehabilitation, social work, and special education. Articles on characteristics, assessment, prevention, intervention, treatment, legal or policy issues, and evaluation are welcome.

Founding Editors
Douglas Cullinan North Carolina State University
Michael Epstein University of Nebraska
Associate Editor
Debbie S. Brooks Pennsylvania State University – University Park
Consulting Editors
Quentin R. Alexander Longwood University, USA
Mary Armstrong University of South Florida, USA
Alfredo Artiles Arizona State University, USA
Marc Atkins University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Kimberly A. Bender University of Denver
Gregory Benner University of Washington, Tacoma
Karen L. Bierman Pennsylvania State University
Roger Boothroyd University of South Florida, USA
M. Renee Bradley U.S. Office of Special Education Programs
Ana Brannan Vanderbilt University, USA
Frederick Brigham George Mason University
Eric Bruns University of Washington
Rebecca J. Bulotsky-Shearer University of Miami, USA
Barbara Burns Duke University Medical Center
Soo-Young Byun Pennsylvania State University
Elise Capella New York University
Chin-Chih Chen Virginia Commonwealth University
Maureen Conroy University of Florida, USA
William Copeland Duke University
Phillippe B. Cunningham Medical University of South Carolina
Maryann Davis University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Thomas J. Dishion Arizona State University
Norin Dollard University of South Florida, USA
Shannon Dorsey University of Washington
Ann Doucette The George Washington University Medical Center
Glen Dunlap University of Nevada, Reno
David B. Estell Indiana University - Bloomington
Mary Evans London School of Economics & Political Science
Robert Friedman University of South Florida, USA
Barbara Friesen Portland State University
Michael Furlong University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Kathleen Gallagher University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Ann F. Garland University of San Diego
Justin D. Garwood University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Lisa Gatzke-Kopp Pennsylvania State University, USA
Cristin M. Hall Pennsylvania State University
Blake D. Hansen Brigham Young University
Craig Anne Heflinger Vanderbilt University, USA
Theresa M. Hoover Wilson College
Robert H. Horner University of Oregon
Kristin Duppong Hurley University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Matthew J. Irvin Medical University of South Carolina
Sigrid James University of Kassel, Germany
Kristine Jolivette Georgia State University
Martin H. Jones University of New Mexico
Antonis Katsiyannis Clemson University
Michael Krezmien The University of Texas
Tim Landrum University of Louisville
Kathleen Lynne Lane University of Kansas
Joshua M. Langberg Virginia Commonwealth University
Bethany R. Lee University of Maryland
David Lee Pennsylvania State University
Peter Leone University of Maryland, USA
Timothy J. Lewis University of Missouri, USA
John Maag University of Nebraska
Rebecca Madill Child Trends
David Mandell University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Michelle Marchant Brigham Young University
Sara McDaniel University of Alabama
Mary McKernan McKay New York University
Bryce D. McLeod Virginia Commonwealth University
Kevin Moore Eugene, Oregon
Christopher Murray University of Oregon
J. Ron Nelson University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lori Newcomer University of Missouri, USA
Robert L. Nix University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Kate Norwalk North Carolina State University, USA
Benjamin Ogles Ohio University
Trina Osher Huff Osher Consulting
Kevin Quinn University of Albany
Wendy M. Reinke University of Missouri
Heather Ringeisen RTI International
Edward Sabornie North Carolina State University
Sonja Schoenwald Medical University of South Carolina
Laron Scott Virginia Commonwealth University
James Shriner University of Illinois
Russell Skiba Indiana University
Eric Slade Univ. of Maryland School of Medicine
Stephen W. Smith University of Florida
Scott Stage University of Washington, USA
George Sugai University of Connecticut
Terri N. Sullivan Virginia Commonwealth University
Kevin Sutherland Virginia Commonwealth University
Raol J. Taft University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA
Melody Tankersley Kent State University
Ronald W. Thompson Boys Town National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies
Alexandra Trout University of Nebraska
Richard Van Acker University of Illinois - Chicago
Brooks R. Vostal Bowling Green State University
Hill Walker University of Oregon
Christine Walrath-Greene ICF International
Janet A. Welsh Pennsylvania State University
Michelle Woodbridge SRI International
Hongling Xie Temple University
Bonnie T. Zima University of California, Los Angeles
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    Any questions should be directed to the editorial office:

    Dr. Elizabeth M. Z. Farmer
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    School of Social Work
    1000 Floyd Ave.
    Richmond, VA 23284
    (804) 828-0410

    Dr. Thomas W. Farmer
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    School of Education
    Department of Special Education and Disability Policy
    1015 W. Main St.
    Richmond, VA 23284
    (804) 828-1332

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