• Livio Provenzi

Do you have data on psychoneurobiology of parenting? Give a look at these Call for Papers

Do you have interesting data on the behavioral, neurological and/or epigenetic correlates of parental behavior in healthy and at-risk child conditions? Do you exciting results from projecs focusing on the neural and/or epigentic vestiges of parenting in human and/or animal models? are you writing manuscripts reporting on new findings from intervention studies and clinical trials on the neuropsychological underpinnings of maternal and/or paternal caregiving in healthy infants? Did you collect new data that may advance our knowledge of the sensory processes involved in parenting in healthy and at-risk child conditions?


Well, you may be interested in one or more of these call for papers.



1. Understanding the Socio-emotional and Socio-cognitive Developmental Pathways in Children with Sensory Impairment

Journal: Frontiers in Psychology

IF: 2.07

Co-Editors: Livio Provenzi & Sabrina Signorini (IRCCS Mondino Foundation, Pavia, Italy), Monica Gori (IIT Genova, Italy), Laura Maffongelli (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany)

Main topics: the role of sensory processes in parent-infant interactions. Manuscripts of interest will be original research, reviews or protocols reporting on sensory process in healthy parent-infant dyads and/or in dyads of infants with sensory deficits.

Keywords: socio-emotional, socio-cognitive, developmental, sensory impairment

Deadline: May, 9th 2021


2. Neural and Epigenetic Factors in Parenting: Individual Differences and Dyadic Processes

Journal: Brain Sciences

IF: 3.33

Co-Editors: Maria José Rodrigo (University of La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain), Livio Provenzi (IRCCS Mondino Foundation, Pavia, Italy)

Main topics: neural and epigenetic mechanisms underpinning the dyadic engagement of parents and their infants/children. Manuscripts of interest will be original research and reviews reporting on neural and/or epigenetic underpinnings of dyadic interactions (e.g., matching, synchrony, attunement, reparation, mirroring, etc.) in healthy parent-infant dyads and/or in at-risk conditions. Intervention studies and clinical trials are also welcome.

Keywords: parenting, mental health, personality traits, co-parenting, parent-child interaction, neuroimaging, DNA methylation

Deadline: May, 20th 2021


3. The Early Epigenetic Determinants of Social Stress and Emotion Regulation in Young Infants and Children

Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

IF: 2.85

Co-Editors: Livio Provenzi & Serena Grumi (IRCCS Mondino Foundation, Pavia, Italy)

Main topics: epigenetic mechanisms at the intersection between parental behavior and offspring development in human subjects and/or animal models. Manuscripts of interest will be original research and reviews reporting on epigenetic mechanisms in association with parenting behavior and offspring developmental outcomes.

Deadline: December, 31th 2021