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International Journal of Behavioral Development

Editor in Chief:
Florida Atlantic University, USA
2013 Impact Factor: 1.495
2013 Ranking: 40/65 in Psychology, Developmental
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

Discover the ins and outs of academic publishing in a conversation with Marcel van Aken, Editor of International Journal of Behavioral Development, in our inaugural ISSBD vodcast.

The International Journal of Behavioral Development is the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, which exists to promote the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge about developmental processes at all stages of the life span - infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age.

The Journal is already the leading international outlet devoted to reporting interdisciplinary research on behavioural development, and is now, in response to the rapidly developing fields of behavioural genetics, neuroscience and developmental psychopathology, seeking to expand its scope to these and other related new domains of scholarship. In this way, it is looking to provide a truly world-wide platform for researchers which can facilitate a greater integrated lifespan perspective. In addition to original empirical research, the Journal also publishes theoretical and review papers, methodological papers, and other work of scientific interest that represents a significant advance in the understanding of any aspect of behavioural development.

The Journal also publishes papers on behaviour development research within or across particular geographical regions. Papers are therefore considered from a wide range of disciplines, covering all aspects of the lifespan. Articles on topics of eminent current interest, such as research on the later life phases, biological processes in behaviour development, cross-national, and cross-cultural issues, and interdisciplinary research in general, are particularly welcome.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Benefits for members of ISSBD:

Access to the latest research on development across the life-span and across the globe

  • Free subscription to the International Journal of Behavioural Development – 6 issues per year.
  • Free ISSBD Bulletin - twice a year, and also available online.
  • 25% discount on all SAGE books.

Grants, awards and early career support

  • ISSBD offers resources for scholars in the early phases of their careers.
  • ISSBD provides grants to support early career scholars and students to attend conferences and workshops.
  • ISSBD provides Fellowships for early career researchers and students in reduced-fee countries.
  • ISSBD recognizes members’ accomplishments in the field of lifespan development through biennial awards.

Networking and professional development

  • Regular e-newsletters with up-to-the-minute information on ISSBD, job adverts, grant opportunities and upcoming conferences.
  • Reduced registration fees for the Society’s Biennial Meetings.
  • Free access to the electronic Membership Directory to find others with similar interests.
  • Members can attend, and propose, regional workshops on current topics.
  • Reduced membership fees for early career scholars, students and scholars in developing countries.

Playing an active role in ISSBD

  • Members can serve on ISSBD committees; calls for nominations are made every two years.
  • Members can volunteer to become regional/national coordinators.

"The International Journal of Behavioral Development plays a unique role among publication outlets in the developmental sciences in that it is the only journal that takes a broad view of life span development (from birth to death) and thus provides opportunities for those interested in the process of development across many life stages. It is essential reading for all serious developmental scientists as well as clinicians and policy makers interested in the broad implications of human development across the life span." K. Warner Schaie, Evan Pugh Professor of Human Development and Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University; Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of Washington

"The world of science has gone international, and all developmental researchers are keen to keep up with international developments. The best way I know is to subscribe to IJBD, and read it!" Professor Terrie E. Moffitt, Institute of Psychiatry, UK

"Globalization facilitates communication about cultures, world problems, and world economics. IJBD facilitates globalization of the science of development and understanding of lives throughout the world."
Professor Elizabeth Susman, Jean Phillips Shibley Professor of Biobehavioral Health in the Department of Biobehavioral Health, at The Pennsylvania State University

"IJBD is one of the premier international developmental journals. It contains summaries of the findings of the very best research on life span development in the world. I regularly assign articles from IJBD to my graduate courses in human development so that they can stay informed about the international research community in human development." Professor Jacquelynne Eccles, University of Michigan

Electronic access:

International Journal of Behavioral Development is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at

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Frequency: Bi-monthly eISSN: 1464-0651 ISSN: 0165-0254
Months of Distribution: January , March , May , July , September , November Current Volume: 39 Current Issue: 1
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