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July 22, 2014

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Dr. James L. McGaugh is the Founding Chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, and the Founding Director of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at the University of California, Irvine, as well as the Founding president of the Association for Psychological Science. He is also the Founding Editor of

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by James L. McGaugh

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As the founding editor of a scientific journal (Behavioral and Neural Biology, now Neurobiology of Learning and Memory) for 25 years and as a reviewer (and author) of scientific articles for over 50 years, I have discovered much about what makes an article excellent, acceptable, or poor. Here are a few of my observations...Read More

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