Behavioral and Brain Sciences


Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Infobox Journal


editor = Paul Bloom; Barbara L. Finlay
discipline = Life Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Biology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Genetics, Psychiatry
abbreviation = Behav Brain Sci
publisher = Cambridge University Press
country = United Kingdom
frequency = 6/year
history = 1978 - present
openaccess =
impact = 17.462
impact-year = 2007
website = http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BBS
link2 = http://www.bbsonline.org
link2-name = Alternative journal homepage
link3 = http://journals.cambridge.org/action/registration?page=byFeeds&journalId=BBS&type=rss
link3-name = RSS feed
OCLC = 4172559
LCCN = 79649226
CODEN = BBSCDH
ISSN = 0140-525X
eISSN = 1469-1825

"Behavioral and Brain Sciences" ("BBS"), founded in 1978 by Stevan Harnad and published by Cambridge University Press, is a scientific journal of Open Peer Commentary modeled on the journal "Current Anthropology" (which was founded in 1959 by the University of Chicago anthropologist, Sol Tax). [ [http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/%7Eharnad/Temp/Kata/bbs.editorial.html inaugural editorial] ] [ [http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/%7Eharnad/Temp/bbs.valedict.html valedictory editorial] ]

"BBS" is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes "target articles" followed by 10 to 30 or more peer commentaries and the authors' response. The journal covers all area of the biobehavioral and cognitive sciences (psychology, neuroscience, behavioral biology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, linguistics, philosophy) and articles are judged by four or more referees to be of sufficient importance and interdisciplinary scope to merit Open Peer Commentary. Volume 1 appeared in 1978 and issues appeared quarterly; as its popularity grew it switched to a bimonthly schedule in 1997. BBS is currently (2007) [Citation
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] included in the major indexes Current Contents, Sociological Abstracts, Brain Information Service, Psycholical Abstracts, Animal Behaviour Abstracts, Neurosciences Abstracts, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Excerpta Medica, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Current Anthropology, Biological Abstracts, and EMBASE. According to the 2007 edition of the Journal Citation Reports, its 2007 impact factor is 17.462. [Citation
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] This ranks BBS first and third in the two categories in which it is listed, Behavioral Sciences and Neurosciences, respectively.

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