Affective Science, an official journal of the Society for Affective Science, covers the field of affective science in a broad manner, encompassing different disciplines, biological and behavioral methodologies, human and non-human animal models, and normal and clinical populations.
  • An official journal of the Society for Affective Science
  • Covers affective science and emotion research across different disciplines and biological and behavioral domains
  • Provides a forum for basic or applied research, and may feature normal or clinical populations

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  • James Gross,
  • Robert W. Levenson,
  • Wendy Berry Mendes
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This journal has 3 open access articles

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  • Call for Papers: Structural Racism and Affective Science

    During this moment, we can all reflect on the fact that discriminatory behavior still exists towards people of African, Latinx, and Asian descent in many countries.  In light of these facts, we have focused this special issue on structural racism and affective science.

    Guest Editor: Lasana Harris
    Submission Deadlines: Proposals are due by August 1, 2020. Authors who are invited to submit a full article will be notified by September 1, 2020. Full manuscripts will be due by December 1, 2020, with the plan to finalize the special issue by 2021.

  • Call for Papers: Special Issue on Emotions in Socio-Political Contexts

    Affective Science has opened a Call for Papers for a special issue on Emotions in Socio-Political Contexts. The goals of this special issue are to showcase novel theoretical ideas and empirical evidence on the interactions between emotional processes on the one hand and social-political processes on the other hand, across a range of (inter)disciplinary areas. 

    Edited By: Eran Halperin and Ruthie Pliskin

    Deadlines: Proposals due by May 1, 2020. Authors who will be invited to submit a full article will be notified by June 1, 2020. Full manuscripts will be due by December 1, 2020.  

  • Impact of COVID-19

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many of our editors and reviewers will have difficulty meeting the timelines that are associated with our peer review process during normal times.  We want to be flexible and balance accommodating these difficulties with our responsibility to authors. So please do let us know if you are going to need additional time and, in particularly challenging situations, if you need us to find someone else to step in and handle a particular manuscript. Our automated Editorial Manager system will continue to remind you of the original timelines and we are exploring the possibility of adding the ability to send out an update to authors when we anticipate delays in the review process. With flexibility and open communication we hopefully can find ways to work together to get through these challenging times.

  • NEW Journal starting in 2020

    Enjoy free access to all articles during 2020 and 2021 - an introductory offer to ensure high readership. Submit your paper now for maximum visibility! With Online First we offer rapid publication once your paper has been accepted.

    Submit here

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