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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49 days
Submission to first decision
162 days
Submission to acceptance
17,103 (2020)

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This journal has 9 open access articles

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  • Call for Nominations for Editor(s)-in-Chief

    The Publications Committee of the Society for Affective Science (SAS) is calling for applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Society's official journal, Affective Science. The appointment is due to start on 1 August 2022 for a 4 year term and will take over from the founding editors James Gross, Robert Levenson, and Wendy Berry Mendes. Applications should be submitted by July 15, 2021. 

  • 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.

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  1. CNKI
  2. Dimensions
  3. EBSCO Discovery Service
  4. Google Scholar
  5. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  6. Naver
  7. Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
  8. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  9. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  10. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  11. Psyndex
  12. TD Net Discovery Service
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