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An introduction to the new Molecular Psychology: Brain, Behavior & Society publishing platform

What is Molecular Psychology: Brain, Behavior, and Society?

This new publishing venue is dedicated to the biological mechanisms of behavior and its underlying neural systems from the perspective of molecular biology, from the level of the individual organism to ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications). “Behavior” encompasses human normative behaviors (social, cognitive, affective) and psychopathology, as well as animal behavior in its ethological context and in laboratory-based animal models. “Neural systems” includes brain imaging studies as well as any methods aimed at neural and cellular structure and functions. “Molecular biology” includes genetics, genomics, epigenetic regulation, or any other molecular processes affection neural function and/or behavior.

Turhan Canli, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, founder and Chief Advisor will head the team of advisors.

The platform includes:

Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience (Section Advisor: Prof. Nael Nadif Kasri, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen,Netherlands)

Neuroimaging and Clinical Neuroscience (Section Advisor: Prof. Klaus-Peter Lesch, Würzburg University, Germany)

Ethics, Science, and Society (Section Advisor: Prof. Emily Murphy, UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA, USA)

Ethology and Neuroethology (Section Advisor: Prof. Stephanie White, William Scheibel Term Chair in Neuroscience, Professor of Integrative Biology & Physiology, and Chair, Undergraduate Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program, University of California Los Angeles, USA)

What are the benefits?

The Molecular Psychology: Brain, Behavior and Society publishing platform has several benefits and enhancements for authors compared with the more traditional publishing venues:

Rapid Publishing Molecular Psychology: Brain, Behavior, and Society powered by F1000 offers a rapid, transparent, author-centered experience that maximizes the discoverability of your work.

Indexing in Google Scholar Every submission undergoes a thorough check by our in-house editorial team before being published with the status ‘Awaiting Peer Review’. Once published, the article is indexed in Google Scholar. We will be working with indexers to ensure articles that have passed peer review are indexed at the earliest opportunity.

Post Publication Peer Review The innovative publishing model puts transparency at center-stage so that peer review becomes a constructive, collaborative conversation within the research community. The peer review process is fully open: each peer review report, plus the approval status selected by the reviewer, is published with the reviewer's name and affiliation alongside the article. Peer review takes place after the article has been published, so research can be read and cited while expert reviewers assess it.

Article Diversity Many article types are supported including standard Research Articles, Brief Reports, Method Articles and difficult-to-place formats (Data Notes, Preliminary and Pilot Data, etc.)

Competitive Article Processing Charges Multi-tiered publication fees starting at US$800 for data notes, US$1000 for Registered Reports, and US$1350 for original research articles.

Advisory Board Members

The Molecular Psychology: Brain, Behavior, and Society Advisory Board are a group of subject experts who are ambassadors of the platform to the global academic community. They provide constructive input and guidance on publishing policies, aims and strategic direction of the publishing platform. The Advisory Board includes:

Chief Advisor

  • Prof. Turhan Canli (Ph.D.), Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychology; Founder/Director, Mind/Brain Center on War and Humanity; Founder/Director, SCAN (Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience Center), Stony Brook University, New York, USA

Behavioral & Integrative Neuroscience

  • Dr. Nael Nadif Kasri​, Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator​, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Ryan Parsons (Ph.D.)​, Associate Professor, Integrative Neuroscience​, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, New York, USA
  • Dr. Michio Nomura (BA, Ph.D.)​, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology​, Graduate school of Education, Kyoto University, Japan

Ethics, Science & Society

  • Dr. Emily Murphy​, Associate Professor of Law​, UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Dr. Laura Y. Cabrera (MA, Ph.D.)​, Assistant Professor of Neuroethics​, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Center for Neural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Prof. Hank Greely​, Professor by courtesy of Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine; Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences; Director, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society; and Chair, Steering Committee of the Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA, USA

Ethology & Neuroethology

  • Prof. Stephanie White (BSc (Honours), Ph.D.)William Scheibel Term Chair in Neuroscience, Professor of Integrative Biology & Physiology, and Chair, Undergraduate Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program​, College of Letters and Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, USA
  • Dr. Angie Salles​, Postdoctoral fellow, incoming Assistant Professor (August 2022)​, John Hopkins University Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Dr. Jerome Beetz (Dr. rer.nat.)Postdoctoral Researcher​, Zoology II, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Dr. Rickesh Patel (Ph.D.)​, Postdoctoral Researcher (Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow)​, Department of Biology, Lund University, Sweden

Neuroimaging and Clinical Neuroscience

  • Prof. Klaus-Peter Lesch (MD)Professor and Chair of Molecular Psychiatry, Center of Mental Health​, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Prof. Christian Montag (Ph.D.)Professor for Molecular Psychology​, Ulm University, Germany 
  • Prof. Shihui Han​, Professor in Social and Cultural Neuroscience​, Beijing University, China

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