Social Neuroscience Journal aims and scope:
Social Neuroscience features original empirical Research Papers as well as targeted Reviews, Commentaries and Fast Track Brief Reports that examine how the brain mediates social behavior, social cognition, social interactions and relationships, group social dynamics, and related topics that deal with social/interpersonal psychology and neurobiology. Multi-paper symposia and special topic issues are organized and presented regularly as well.
The goal of Social Neuroscience is to provide a place to publish empirical articles that intend to further our understanding of the neural mechanisms contributing to the development and maintenance of social behaviors, or to understanding how these mechanisms are disrupted in clinical disorders.
Submissions from all branches of neuroscience are welcome, including (but not limited to) bio/neuropsychology, pharmacology, genetics, neuroendocrinology, evolution, psychiatry, neurology, aging and translational social neuroscience. Experimental investigations of human subjects and animal models are encouraged. Further, submissions are sought that present brain-based empirical data in the fields of social and cognitive psychology, including social cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, lifespan developmental and other humanities areas.
Articles published in Social Neuroscience cover all neuroscience techniques including neuroimaging, neurophysiology, and stimulation methods (e.g., morphometry, fMRI, PET, ERP, TMS), as well as more traditional neuroscience techniques such as animal models, clinical case studies, clinical neurologic, neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric populations, post-mortem studies, and behavioral neuropharmacology . Social Neuroscience does not publish articles that report only behavioral data.
The journal focuses on both molar (i.e., regional cortical localization, neural networks) and molecular (i.e., neurotransmitter) research. A broad range of social behaviors are covered including all aspects of inter- and intra-individual relationships. Investigations of environmental and genetic influences on social neurobiology are encouraged. Studies of abnormal social behaviors and social impairments in clinical populations (e.g., traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, schizophrenia) are focused on in terms of understanding social/brain relationships. Language, memory, attention and perception are appropriate topics if they relate to specific social behaviors or cognitions.
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis.
- Print ISSN: 1747-0919.
- Online ISSN: 1747-0927.
- Social Neuroscience impact factor was 2.575 in 2017.
- Journal homepage: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/psns20/current
Latest articles published at Social Neuroscience Journal:
The lonely brain: evidence from studying patients with penetrating brain injury
by Irene Cristofori on December 3, 2018 at 8:26 am
Prosocial behavior toward estranged persons modulates the interaction between midline cortical structures and the reward system
by Hiroaki Kawamichi on November 28, 2018 at 12:07 pm
Transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) over prefrontal cortex does not influence the evaluation of facial emotions
by Giulia Prete on November 10, 2018 at 9:40 am
Oxytocin increases eye-gaze towards novel social and non-social stimuli
by Monika Eckstein on October 31, 2018 at 11:11 am
Normal sexual dimorphism in theory of mind circuitry is reversed in Schizophrenia
by Julie Walsh-Messinger on October 30, 2018 at 1:56 am
Infant brain response to affective and discriminative touch: A longitudinal study using fNIRS
by Helga O. Miguel on October 23, 2018 at 3:55 am
Gray matter volume covariance networks associated with social networks in older adults
by Helena M. Blumen on October 16, 2018 at 11:28 am
The Own-Race Bias and the cerebral hemispheres
by Giulia Prete on October 12, 2018 at 9:19 am
Parental presence with encouragement alters feedback processing in preschoolers: An ERP study
by Taishi Kawamoto on September 23, 2018 at 2:07 am
Parity and neural responses to social and non-social stimuli in pregnancy
by Helena J.V. Rutherford on September 21, 2018 at 11:33 am
Exploring the role of self/other perspective-shifting in theory of mind with behavioural and EEG measures
by Elisabeth E. F. Bradford on August 27, 2018 at 12:31 pm
Seeing is believing: Early perceptual brain processes are modified by social feedback
by Julie Zanesco on August 23, 2018 at 8:05 am
Culture and neuroscience: How Japanese and European Canadians process social context in close and acquaintance relationships
by Matthew Joseph Russell on August 20, 2018 at 5:06 am
Neural signatures of chronic accessibility in parent – adult child attachment bonds
by Anne C. Laurita on August 20, 2018 at 1:33 am
An electrophysiological index of outcome evaluation that may influence subsequent cooperation and aggression strategies
by Bo Yuan on July 23, 2018 at 2:14 am
The promise of functional near-infrared spectroscopy in autism research: What do we know and where do we go?
by Amanda Mazzoni on July 21, 2018 at 3:06 am
Reducing reward responsivity and daily food desires in female dieters through domain-specific training
by Pin-Hao A. Chen on July 20, 2018 at 8:00 am
Performance monitoring of self and other in a turn-taking piano duet: A dual-EEG study
by Madeline Huberth on July 9, 2018 at 4:27 am
The time course of neural responses to social versus non-social unfairness in the ultimatum game
by Mingliang Chen on July 4, 2018 at 7:19 am
White matter correlates of different aspects of facial affect recognition impairment following traumatic brain injury
by Arianna Rigon on June 28, 2018 at 2:40 am