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Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology

Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology aims to stimulate multidisciplinary research into the central nervous system and its complex relationship with the surrounding social environment.

Abridging the fields of social and affective neuroscience, and cited in over 10 citation and abstraction databases including PubMed, ESCI and the DOAJ, SNP is one of the leading multidisciplinary open access journals in its field.

Read the journal's Aims & Scope


Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology provides a forum for the open access publication of:

  • Original research papers in all areas of social and affective neurosciences that may further our knowledge about the involvement of the central nervous system as it interacts with the surrounding environment;
  • Reviews and synthesis papers providing state-of-the-art overviews of experimental and theoretical research from different disciplines on a specific topic;
  • Dialogue or opinion papers by and/or between researchers from different fields leading to the development of new theoretical frameworks.


Why publish open access in Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology?

Increased readership: All articles accepted to SNP are published gold open access. On average, open access articles published by Taylor & Francis receive eight times the readership of traditionally-published articles, which could result in more citations for your paper.

This article from the 2017 issue of Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology has achieved over 2000 downloads to date.

Is binding decline the main source of the ageing effect on prospective memory? A ride in a virtual town
Grégory Lecouvey, Julie Gonneaud, Pascale Piolino, Sophie Madeleine, Eric Orriols, Philippe Fleury, Francis Eustache & Béatrice Desgranges

Prestige and quality: Research published within Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology is featured in over ten citation and abstraction indices, including:

  • PubMed
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • DOAJ
  • ProQuest Central
  • ScienceOpen
  • Open J-gate

Having your paper cited in these indices boosts the discoverability and of your article and attests to the quality and rigour of your research.

Greater public and media engagement: Upon publication, your article will be made freely and permanently available on online for anyone, anywhere to read. This means that your research could influence practitioners in the field from all over the world, be read by the public, or even be picked up by the media!

This article received global attention from academics, the public, and the media alike, amassing 2000+ article downloads and featuring in ten news stories from an array of media outlets:

Determinants of female sexual orgasms
Osmo Kontula & Anneli Miettinen

Other reasons to publish open access with Taylor & Francis:

Robust peer review: Every paper published in SNP undergoes a robust peer review process to guarantee the scientific rigour of the research.

Retain the copyright to your article: Using a Creative Commons License allows you to choose how others use and build upon your work. You can also immediately post the final version of your article in a repository.


What are your open access funding options?

Authors who wish to publish an article in Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology will be required to pay an Article Publishing Charge (APC) of $600/£460/€530 upon acceptance of their manuscript. The APC for short communications is $300/£240/€265.

However, there are many funding options available for authors who wish to publish open access. The two main options are:

(a) Your national or international funding body: Many funders allow research grants to be used for APCs. View major funder open access mandates and policies

(b) Your institution: Some institutions have a central fund for open access, or hold an open access membership with Taylor & Francis. This means that you may be able to publish gold OA for a reduced or waived APC. Find out if your institution has an open access membership

You may also be entitled to receive a discount or waiver on the APC if you are based in an emerging region. Find out more


If you think that Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology could be the perfect fit for your next paper, visit the journal homepage to find out more and explore current and previous issues of the journal.

Ready to submit?

View the Instructions for Authors page for details of how to prepare your manuscript, and then go to to submit your paper.