The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association publishes an annual, peer-reviewed academic journal, The Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention (J-BIT). J-BIT is a multi-disciplinary journal intended to encourage academic research and scholarship regarding the function, design, operation, and assessment of campus Behavioral Intervention Teams (BITs) at two- and four-year colleges and universities.

The 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 journals are available as a PDF to members on the members-only materials page.

2017 J-BIT
Non-members can purchase PDF for $49.00 here.

2016 J-BIT
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Non-members can purchase PDF for $49.00 here.

2015 J-BIT
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Non-members can purchase PDF for $49.00 here.

2014 J-BIT
Non-members can purchase PDF for $49.00 here.

2013 J-BIT
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General Submission Guidelines

Content Guidelines

J-BIT is a multi-disciplinary journal; the only limitation on subjects is that the article must relate to campus BIT concerns. There are four manuscript categories encouraged for submissions: 

Threat Assessment

  • Manuscripts will include information related to direct communicated threat, threat assessment strategies and theory, social media threat, workplace violence, new practices in threat assessment, application to specific populations (law enforcement, student conduct, counseling, residential life) and information about risk factors for violence.
  • Studies may include quantitative, qualitative, or mixed method design.
  • Research manuscripts should address questions important to the field of threat assessment and include implications for practice and future studies.
  • Submissions should not exceed 25 pages in length, including references, and up to three tables and two figures.

Case Study

  • Manuscripts will encourage discussion among those practicing behavioral intervention and illustrate important aspects of BIT functioning. Case studies that encourage discussion and advance team communication are preferred.
  • Authors should take appropriate steps to safeguard private information (e.g. changing names and identifying details).
  • Submissions should not exceed 10 pages in length, including references, and up to three tables and two figures (or photos).

Research

  • Manuscripts will explore issues related to BIT development, advertising, evaluation, and/or operations.
  • Research manuscripts can include survey data, reviews of current practice, and meta-analysis of multiple BITs, and more traditional quantitative or qualitative analysis of current practice issues or BIT operation as it applies to special populations.
  • Submissions should not exceed 25 pages in length, including references, and up to three tables and two figures.

Innovative Practice

  • Manuscripts will include issues related to team formation, advertising, team leadership and size, team scope (student/faculty/staff), record keeping and documentation, case management, budget and funding and referral source developmental.
  • Submissions may present an in-depth analysis and discussion of current issues related to the practice of Behavioral Intervention Teams in higher education settings.
  • These manuscripts should include a critical review of relevant literature and research related to the professional issue addressed.
  • Submissions should not exceed 25 pages in length, including references, and up to three tables and two figures.

Manuscript Guidelines

All manuscripts should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). APA guidelines should be followed for all aspects of manuscripts, including format of manuscript, figures, tables, references and citations, and other details of editorial style. Authors are encouraged to report data in terms of effect sizes and to discuss the practical significance of results for campus BITs.

Care should be taken to avoid language that would imply bias against individuals on the basis of race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability. Do not use footnotes.

Because the J-BIT readers represent a variety of professional interests, it is recommended that any statistical material be presented as briefly and simply as possible.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts submitted for consideration for the 2018 edition should be sent in electronic format (MS Word, WordPerfect, RTF, or DOS text) as a single file e-mail attachment to Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. at brian@ncherm.org.

The title page should contain a concise and informative title, the names and institutional affiliations of each author, email address(es), and an abstract of between 50 to 70 words. We encourage you to develop this abstract according to the guidelines in the most recent edition of the APA Style Manual.

Lengthy quotations (generally 500 cumulative words or more from one source) require written permission from the copyright holder for reproduction. It is the author’s responsibility to secure such permission, and a copy of the publisher’s written permission must be provided to the editor immediately upon acceptance for publication.

Criteria for Selection

Papers are evaluated on the following dimensions:

  • writing style and readability, logical development, length, appropriateness of author’s stated objectives.
  • significance to J-BIT readers and relevance to the field, originality of approach, quality of theoretical/conceptual development, quality of data, appropriateness of methodology, quality of analysis, logic of conclusions, policy relevance.

We expect that authors, J-BIT, and the field will develop through the publication process.

Review Process

The editorial board will anonymously review manuscripts and authors will be notified of their manuscript status within 30 days.

Authors whose manuscripts have been accepted for publication are expected to work collaboratively with the editorial board to address editorial comments. NaBITA will provide authors with page proofs (in PDF format) of the edited manuscript for their final review prior to publication. Authors bear full responsibility for the accuracy of all references, figures, and tables.

Editorial Board

Managing Editor

Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D.
Executive Director, NaBITA
Senior Vice President for Professional Program Development
The NCHERM Group, LLC.
brian@ncherm.org

Editorial Board

Josh E. Gunn, Ph.D.
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
Kennesaw State University
jgunn6@kennesaw.edu

Charles B. Kenyon
Associate VP and Dean of Students
Buffalo State College
kenyoncb@buffalostate.edu 

Peter Langman, Ph.D.
Langman Psychological Associates, LLC.
peterlangman@yahoo.com

Amy Murphy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
Angelo State University
amy.murphy@angelo.edu

Peggy S. Scott, Ed.D., LPC
Director, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Stephen F. Austin State University
pscott@sfasu.edu 

Aaron “Chip” Reese, Ed.D.
Past-President, NaBITA
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Columbus State University
reese_aaron@columbusstate.edu 

David J. Denino, LPC, NCC
Director Emeritus, Counseling
Southern Connecticut State University
Mental Health Lead for CT/RI, American Red Cross
deninod1@southernct.edu

Makenzie Schiemann, M.S.
Director, Student Outreach and Support
University of South Florida – Tampa
mschiemann@usf.edu

Jamie Molnar, M.App.Psych., LMHC
SOCAT Case Manager
University of South Florida – Saint Petersburg
jamiemolnar@usfsp.edu

Dave Wilson
Psychological Wellbeing Manager
University of Cumbria
dave.wilson@cumbria.ac.uk

Karen B. Phinazee, M.A.
Senior Dean of Student Development/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Wake Technical Community College
kbphinazee@waketech.edu

Kathryn Conlon, M.S.
Student Conduct/Title IX
College of Western Idaho
kathrynconlon@cwidaho.cc

Carolyn Reinach Wolf, J.D.
Past-President, NaBITA
Executive Partner and Director of the Mental Health Law Practice
Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP,
cwolf@abramslaw.com 

MJ Raleigh, Ph.D., NCC, LCPC, LCMHC
Director, Counseling & Testing Center
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
mary-jeanne.raleigh@uncp.edu

Mitchell A. Levy, Ph.D., LMHC
Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Atlantic Cape Community College
dr.mitchelll.a.levy@gmail.com

Laura Ulmer, Ph.D.
Director of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity
Old Dominion University
l1ulmer@odu.edu 

Production Editing 

Cynthia Gomez, CG Communication & Design