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About the Journal

SCAN will consider research that uses neuroimaging (fMRI, MRI, PET, EEG, MEG), neuropsychological patient studies, animal lesion studies, single-cell recording, pharmacological perturbation, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. SCAN will also consider submissions that examine the mediational role of neural processes in linking social phenomena to physiological, neuroendocrine, immunological, developmental, and genetic processes. Additionally, SCAN will publish papers that address issues of mental and physical health as they relate to social and affective processes (e.g., autism, anxiety disorders, depression, stress, effects of child rearing) as long as cognitive neuroscience methods are used.

Finally, although SCAN aims to publish the best cutting edge research, its goal is also to be accessible to social scientists who do not themselves use neuroscience techniques. To this end, studies should be described in language that makes their implications for the social sciences clear. Additionally, short reviews will precede some articles in each issue to link the research conceptually to the broader social science issues to which they are relevant.

YearImpact FactorSsi: Psychology, ExperimentalSi: PsychologySi: Neurosciences
20135.8842 out of 836 out of 7430 out of 251
20116.1327 out of 7524 out of 243
20104.4827 out of 7354 out of 237
20094.2039 out of 7051 out of 230

Key benefits to authors:

  • Online Submission
  • Advance Access – rapid online publication

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Abstracting and Indexing

The journal is covered by the following services:

Journal Citation Reports /Science Edition
Neuroscience Citation Index®
PROQUEST DATABASE : PsycINFO Database with Full Text
Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®)
The Standard Periodical Directory