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Professor Kate Watkins, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Experimental Psychology is the inaugural co-Editor-in-Chief of a new open access journal: the Neurobiology of Language.

Neurobiology of Language now accepting submissions

Neurobiology of Language is a new open access, peer reviewed journal, which will publish interdisciplinary articles on the neurobiological basis of speech and language. It has been sponsored by the Society of Neurobiology and MIT Press. The Department of Experimental Psychology’s Prof Kate E Watkins, along with Prof Steven L Small of the University of Texas at Dallas are serving as the opening Editors-in-Chief.

Understanding the basis of speech and language presents fascinating new opportunities in cognitive sciences, and this new journal will work on expanding these frontiers. By serving as an outlet for the exchange of important findings, both positive and negative. The journal will be operating a system of “registered reports”, or submissions consisting of only the introduction and detailed methods prior to data collection will be reviewed and considered, thereby leading to more robust research findings across the field of study. As well as primarily publishing research articles, this new journal will also be publishing reviews and perspectives, and all content will be freely available to researchers across the globe.

Read more (Department of Experimental Psychology website)

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