The Journal of Nonverbal Behavior publishes peer-reviewed original theoretical and empirical research papers on all major areas of nonverbal behavior. The coverage extends to paralanguage, proxemics, facial expressions, eye contact, face-to-face interaction, and nonverbal emotional expression, as well as other relevant topics which contribute to the scientific understanding of nonverbal processes and behavior.

  • Original research on all areas of nonverbal behavior
  • Covers paralanguage, proxemics, facial expressions, eye contact, face-to-face interaction and nonverbal emotional expression
  • Includes other relevant topics contributing to scientific understanding

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  • H.S. Friedman
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2.938 (2020)
Impact factor
2.883 (2020)
Five year impact factor
63 days
Submission to first decision
142,320 (2020)

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Volume 45

Issue 4, December 2021

Special Issue on Emotional Expression Beyond the Face

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This journal has 48 open access articles

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  • Call for Editor-in-Chief

    We are seeking applications for a new Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, for an initial term of three to five years. The term will officially commence January 2023, with transitional work beginning in June 2022.

    All applications must include a current CV, and a brief letter indicating interest, editorial experience/qualifications, and ideas about the development of the journal, as well as a preferred length of initial term. Applications for co-editorship will also be considered. Interviews will be conducted with applicants as a further step. 

    The deadline for applications is 15th February 2022. 

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