By Erik Arntzen
In 2020, the Norwegian Association had about 550 members, and this number has decreased a bit over the last couple of years. Most of the members hold a bachelor’s degree in social welfare; however, an increasing number of members hold a master’s degree and Ph.D.
The Norwegian Association arranges a five-day annual conference in April or May. Due to the pandemic, we postponed the conference, and it was arranged as a hybrid conference for three days in October. A maximum of 50 people attended the conference at the venue (due to Norwegian rules), while more than 800 people attended the conference online. The three days included 16 hours of symposia and presentations. During the three days, we had interviews with different researchers and video-clips showing various applications of behavior analytic techniques.
The Norwegian ABA publishes two journals: The Norwegian Journal of Behavior Analysis and The European Journal of Behavior Analysis. The Norwegian Journal of Behavior Analysis is published twice a year. The journal is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers on research, practice, and conceptual issues in behavior analysis, mainly in Norwegian. From 2011, abstracts in English are included. The European Journal of Behavior Analysis is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year. EJOBA is primarily for the original publication of experimental reports and theoretical or conceptual papers relevant to analyzing individual organisms’ behavior. EJOBA has published several special issues since the first volume was published in 2000. EJOBA has a collaboration with Taylor & Francis Group.