About this Research Topic
Latin America has increased its share of world scientific publications by nearly twofold during the last two decades (approximately from 2 to 4%). Despite this positive trend, the scholarly impact of scientific research produced in the region - measured in terms of citation rate - remains low. Two interrelated factors that contribute to this situation is that most research groups tend to work in isolation or in local sporadic collaboration, and results are often published in journals that are not indexed in major citation databases (e.g., SCOPUS, or Web of Science). Ultimately, part of Latin American high-quality research seems to remain hidden from the rest of the world.
A broad research area that seems to be of interest across Latin American countries is related to emotion and learning processes. We have noted an important number of scientists, from a variety of countries, that focus their research on questions pertaining the relationships between emotion and learning. However, Latin American research on emotion and learning also seems to be hidden from the large scientific community of the world. Thus, the field and its world impact, could grow by improving visibility and developing systematic cooperation networks. This Research Topic seeks to engage researchers from Latin America that are currently approaching the experimental study of learning and emotion to share their findings. Ultimately, we expect that this effort will result in strengthening and integrating our regional community of experts, enhancing global networking, and establishing new challenges and developments for future investigation.
Our call for papers covers all type of articles (e.g., original research, methods, reviews, protocols, etc.) reporting basic or translational experimental research relevant to any area of learning and emotion, conducted with humans or any type of animal model, and implementing diverse methodologies (including neuronal networks or simulations).
Some examples of the topics of interest are:
1) motivation or incentives and learning,
2) frustration research,
3) emotional psychopharmacology,
4) emotion and addiction,
5) emotion regulation.
Affiliation of the authors is open, though we specially encourage that at least one of the authors of the submitted manuscript has an affiliation to a Latin American institution.
Keywords: learning, emotion, Latin America, research visibility, collaboration
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