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17 May 2017 /

Cambridge University Press launches Open Access journal covering Personality Neuroscience

Cambridge University Press is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new Open Access journal, Personality Neuroscience. The journal aims to be the primary outlet for publications on the neuroscience of individual differences.

Personality neuroscience is a new field, emerging in the past ten years, using neuroscientific techniques to examine the causal basis of personality and related factors. The differences between individuals have important consequences for a wide range of behaviours, including clinical disorders, occupational choice/performance, and economic behaviour. In recognition of this importance, the field of personality, intelligence and, more generally, individual differences, is now growing.

Personality Neuroscience aims to capture and define this growing area of study and is the first of its kind to specialize in, and to seek out papers from, neuroscientists, with a focus on personality theory. It takes a broad perspective on neuroscience, including genetics, as well as genes x environmental interactions, and psychometric studies which are aimed at neuroscience-level constructs.

Empirical papers focussed on the interface between personality and neuroscience are encouraged, using any methodological approach, such as experimental, longitudinal, genetic, genomic, gene expression and epigenetic. Developmental and clinical applications, including patient data, are welcomed, as are studies linking systematic individual differences in neural systems to individual differences in important life outcomes. Studies that seek to integrate different areas of research are especially encouraged (e.g., personality and decision science). Short Communications, Systematic Reviews, and Letters are also accepted.

From Ella Colvin, Director of Publishing, Academic at Cambridge University Press, "Cambridge is delighted to work with Professor Corr and the editorial team to launch an exciting new forum for work in this expanding field within neuroscience. We believe the team will attract work of the highest quality that will support definition of the field and drive debates. We will reach the widest global readership through the journal's open access strategy and provide a first-rate reading experience through our delivery platform, Cambridge Core. We are proud to be investing for the long term in this growing area of scholarly endeavour."

The journal is helmed by Founding Editor Philip J. Corr, Professor of Psychology, City, University of London, UK and Assistant Editor Dean Mobbs, Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Caltech, USA. More information can be found on the journal's homepage at cambridge.org/PEN.


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For further information, please contact Leanne McCormick on lmccormick@cambridge.org or Joon Won Moon on jmoon@cambridge.org.

About Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is part of the University of Cambridge. It furthers the University's mission by disseminating knowledge in the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Its extensive peer-reviewed publishing lists comprise 50,000 titles covering academic research and professional development, as well as school-level education and English language teaching. Playing a leading role in today's international marketplace, Cambridge University Press has more than 50 offices around the globe, and it distributes its products to nearly every country in the world.

 

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