The goal of this study was to analyze the number of shared citations between school psychology journals and their relationships with both JABA and JEAB in 2006 to provide a current estimate on the levels of scientific translation occurring between basic behavioral research and school psychology.
To further investigate the translation of basic behavioral research to school psychology journals, hand searches were conducted within each of the four school psychology journals to find the cited JABA or JEAB articles.
Figure 1 depicts the various relations found both between and within JABA and JEAB and the four school psychology journals.
Within the current analysis, JEAB was found to contribute 10.
Examination of the translation of basic behavioral research to school psychology research was limited due to no direct citations of JEAB within any of the school psychology journals.
Table 1 provides the top ten broad categories of the key-word descriptors found in the JABA articles cited by SPR, as well as the key-word descriptor categories found within the JEAB articles referenced by those cited JABA articles.
For instance, this study looked only within JABA and JEAB as avenues of scientific translation.