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Elsevier Launches New Journal: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

October 4, 2010

OXFORD, England, October 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –

– A Journal for Cognitive, Affective and Social Developmental Cognitive
Neuroscience

Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical
information products and solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a
new journal, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. (
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/722734/descripti
on) Published quarterly, print copies of the first issue will be available at
the Society for Neuroscience 40th Annual Meeting, to take place in San Diego
in November 2010.

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“It is with a sense of excitement that we launch this new journal. This
feeling reflects not only an excitement about the field-the rapidly expanding
body of knowledge about brain development-but also an enthusiastic
anticipation about the opportunities for this journal to contribute to the
growth and maturation of the rapidly emerging field,” said Professor Daniel
Pine
, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Editor.

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience will publish theoretical and
research papers on cognitive brain development, from infancy through
childhood and adolescence to old age. It will cover neurocognitive
development and neurocognitive processing in both typical and atypical
development, including social and affective aspects. Appropriate
methodologies for the journal will include, but are not limited to,
functional neuroimaging (fMRI and MEG), electrophysiology (EEG and ERP), NIRS
and transcranial magnetic stimulation, as well as other neuroscience
approaches which are applied in animal studies, patient studies, case
studies, post-mortem studies and pharmacological studies.

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore of University College London, Ronald Dahl of
University of California, Berkeley, Uta Frith of University College London
and Daniel Pine of National Institute of Mental Health will serve as the
Journal’s Editors.

Original research articles, review papers, opinion pieces and
perspectives, and short communications will be accessible through
ScienceDirect. Authors are encouraged to submit contributions on all types of
neuroscience approaches which are applied in animal, patient, case,
post-mortem and pharmacological studies.

The first Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience articles are now available
on SciVerse ScienceDirect, (
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/18789293) as well as the first
issue’s Foreword and Editorial.

“Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience is not just a forum for fascinating
science; it may yield the science that can alter the fate of millions of
people at risk for our most disabling disorders. The need for this journal is
urgent, the opportunity is great, and the time is right. All of us need
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience to be a great success. With all of our
best ideas, it will be,” said Thomas R. Insel, MD, Director, NIMH.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. The company works in partnership
with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000
journals, including The Lancet (http://www.thelancet.com/) and Cell, (
http://www.cell.com/) and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include
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health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier (
http://www.elsevier.com/) employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part
of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, ( http://www.reedelsevier.com/) a world-leading
publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier
PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam),
REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

    Media Contact

    Felicity Simmonds
    +44-1865-843654
    f.simmonds@elsevier.com

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