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Visual Cognition

Submit your new empirical research to Visual Cognition

Publisher: Routledge

ISSN: 1350-6285 (Print), 1464-0716 (Online)

Volume: 19

Publication Frequency: 10 issues per year

Visual Cognition - Call for Papers

Aim & Scope

Impact Factor 1.651
5-Year Impact Factor 1.94

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Visual Cognition publishes new empirical research that advances theoretical understanding of the processes underlying human visual cognition. Studies may address any aspect of visual cognition such as object, face, and scene recognition; visual attention; visual memory; visual word recognition and reading; eye movement control and active vision; and visual imagery. The journal is devoted to research at the interface of visual perception and cognition and does not typically publish papers in areas of perception or psychophysics. The typical study will use behavioral methods, but reports clearly motivated by theoretical issues that use alternative populations or methods such as neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI, ERP, MEG) or modeling (computational or mathematical) are also encouraged.

Articles take three forms:

Full Articles typically involve multiple experiments and a relatively in-depth discussion of the theoretical implications of the work. There are no length restrictions though authors should strive for brevity.
Review articles provide a critical review of a topic area in a way that makes a substantial theoretical contribution. There are no length restrictions.
Brief Articles report new and unexpected empirical findings of broad interest and will be favoured for novelty of approach, method, and theoretical impact. They are reviewed quickly and receive priority publication. Brief Articles are limited to 3000 words including abstract, notes, captions, and appendices, but excluding bibliography, which should not exceed 30 references. Figures and tables should be used sparingly. A word count should be included on the title page.

Peer Review: All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is single blind and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Visual Cognition–OPAM 2014 Best Paper and Poster Awards - see full announcement

On behalf of the Editorial Board of Visual Cognition and the 22nd Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory (OPAM) 2014, we are delighted to announce the two recipients of the Visual Cognition–OPAM 2014 Best Paper and Poster Prizes. Congratulations to Timothy Brady, Harvard University (Best Paper), and Benjamin Tamber-Rosenau, Vanderbilt University (Best Poster)! See the full announcement here.

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