Call for Manuscripts: Special Section of Behavioral Sciences

Posted on behalf of the journal, Behavioral Sciences

Special Issue "Foundational Approaches to Learning Behaviors"

A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Special Issue Guest Editors: Drs. Janna Kook and Clare Irwin, Education Development Center, Inc.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The guest editors of this Special Issue welcome submissions on a broad set of topics related to approaches to learning in children and youth. Specifically, we encourage submissions that highlight: (1) research that examines the associations between approaches to learning and child or youth outcomes, broadly defined; (2) the measurement of approaches to learning in multiple contexts; and/or (3) promising instructional and/or intervention approaches for strengthening approaches to learning. We welcome articles that use quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods approaches. Likewise, we welcome submissions that represent a variety of theoretical perspectives.

Dr. Janna Kook
Dr. Clare Irwin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Behavioral Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Read the full call for Manuscripts


  • approaches to learning
  • approaches toward learning
  • learning behaviors
  • non-cognitive outcomes
  • measurement
  • assessment
  • instructional approaches
  • curriculum
  • educational interventions