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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.


Year Impact Factor Si: Neurosciences Si: Psychology Ssi: Psychology, Experimental
2015 5.101 37 out of 256 9 out of 76 4 out of 85
2014 7.372 18 out of 252 6 out of 76 2 out of 85
2013 5.884 30 out of 251 6 out of 74 2 out of 83
2012 5.042 44 out of 251 8 out of 75 2 out of 83
2011 6.132 24 out of 243 7 out of 75
2010 4.482 54 out of 237 7 out of 73
2009 4.203 51 out of 230 9 out of 70

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:

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

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