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:
Frontotemporal asymmetry in socioemotional behavior: A pilot study in frontotemporal dementia
by Andrew R. Carr on May 8, 2019 at 6:38 am
Relative activation patterns associated with self-transcendent and self-enhancement core values: An fMRI study of basic human values theory concepts in males
by Adam R. Teed on April 13, 2019 at 2:24 am
How does social information affect charitable giving?: Empathic concern promotes support for underdog recipient
by Yoshimatsu Saito on March 31, 2019 at 2:22 am
Maternal perception of children’s fear: A fMRI study in mothers of preschool children
by Ida Wessing on March 20, 2019 at 6:35 am
Brain circuits involved in understanding our own and other’s internal states in the context of romantic relationships
by Sofia Esménio on March 9, 2019 at 1:10 am
The neural representation of the self in relation to close others using fMRI repetition suppression
by Elien Heleven on February 26, 2019 at 1:12 am
Experimentally induced nostalgia reduces the amplitude of the event-related negativity
by Andrea Bocincova on February 23, 2019 at 3:50 am
The contribution of semantic memory to the recognition of basic emotions and emotional valence: Evidence from the semantic variant of primary progressive aphasia
by Joël Macoir on February 15, 2019 at 3:13 am
A walk on the dark side: TMS over the right inferior frontal gyrus (rIFG) disrupts behavioral responses to infant stimuli
by Pietro De Carli on February 6, 2019 at 6:54 am
A double-blind HD-tDCS/EEG study examining right temporoparietal junction involvement in facial emotion processing
by Peter H. Donaldson on February 2, 2019 at 7:54 am
Behavioral and cardiovascular consequences of disrupted oxytocin communication in cohabitating pairs of male and female prairie voles
by Angela J. Grippo on January 31, 2019 at 1:38 am
A role for affectivity in rapid facial mimicry: An electromyographic study
by Kandice J. Varcin on January 23, 2019 at 7:32 am
Framing a trust game as a power game greatly affects interbrain synchronicity between trustor and trustee
by Haoye Sun on January 22, 2019 at 7:52 am
The lonely brain: evidence from studying patients with penetrating brain injury
by Irene Cristofori on December 13, 2018 at 6:56 am
Prosocial behavior toward estranged persons modulates the interaction between midline cortical structures and the reward system
by Hiroaki Kawamichi on December 10, 2018 at 7:33 am
Transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) over prefrontal cortex does not influence the evaluation of facial emotions
by Giulia Prete on November 15, 2018 at 7:55 am
Oxytocin increases eye-gaze towards novel social and non-social stimuli
by Monika Eckstein on November 5, 2018 at 4:24 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 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm